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Supplemental Security Income basics

Supplemental Security Income is a program that disabled individuals and others should be familiar with. It provides important protections and benefits for both disabled individuals and children and serves as an alternative for disabled individuals that may not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Supplemental Security benefits will increase next year

Good news for those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. It was recently announced that both benefits are scheduled to go up. The Social Security Administration announced that benefits for both programs will increase by 2.8 percent during the next year. The increase is thanks to an automatic cost of living adjustment that is based on inflation and mandated by law.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income is an important benefit to be familiar with that those who need it most may not always understand. It is an important alternative to Social Security disability benefits for people who may not qualify for Social Security disability benefits but are badly in need of those benefits to meet their daily needs.

Why receiving SSI Supplemental Security Income matters

Have you ever been down on your luck, a time when it felt like nothing was going your way? It can be that way all the time for those who are in desperate need of funds from SSI Supplemental Security Income. SSI isn't just given out to those who need it, it needs to be sought after. It's best for those who haven't the work history or the ability to achieve Social Security Disability benefits, usually due to some level of permanent or semi-permanent illness or injury.

The difference between SSI and SSD benefits

Different benefits are available to disabled individuals struggling to make ends me including Social Security disability insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To begin with, the two types of benefits share in common that they are both intended to help disabled individuals who are unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. There are important differences related to eligibility for the two different types of benefits, however, that disabled individuals should be familiar with.

New act passed by Senate affects representative payee and SSI

There has been much talk this year about changes to the social security program and also the SSI Supplemental Security Income program. Much of this has been just talk, but a recent development is anything but. The Senate recently passed an act that affects SSI recipients and their representatives, among other parties. It impacts how each state reviews and administers these federally-backed programs to their recipients.

Seniors' limited income, modest savings can leave them in poverty

With the average lifespan rising for men and women across America, the question becomes how does one provide for themselves through old age? Savings are never a bad idea, but what if one is unable to save like they hoped before they reach retirement age ?The retirement age is officially 65 but some opt to take it earlier or later. Disability and other factors can play into how a senior achieves a comfortable lifestyle come the time when they are no longer working.

SSI recipients could receive further financial support, discounts

Thinking about a person's or family's financial responsibilities and ability to meet them, it can give people anxiety. This anxiety can be heightened if a person has financial obligations (and who doesn't?) and is unable to work or to procure an income source for themselves. Some people are born with a disability that puts them at a disadvantage in the workforce. Others are over the age of 65 or have suffered a lifelong injury or illness that could make them candidates for SSI Supplemental Security Income.

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