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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.

Did you know that children can receive SSI benefits?

As a parent, there is nothing one wouldn't do for their child. Most parents would move all the stars in the heavens if they could for their child. If you are a parent of a child with disabilities, you know how challenging their daily routine can be. This is why approved disability claims can be so beneficial for your disabled child.

SSI Supplemental Security Income is possible if denied SSD

With a new year comes new aspiration and goals for how you want your year to go. Now that the craziness of the holidays is behind us, new year's resolutions can be front and center. One new year resolution for many Mobile residents may be to finally address their disability and do something proactive to improve their situation. If you didn't work for a long enough period with contributing wages, per the Social Security Administration's rules, you may have other options when you are disabled.

Disabled individuals, families can apply for SSI benefits

We can't always choose the hand we are dealt. This is especially true if yourself or a loved one was involved in an accident that caused irreparable injury. Or if a person falls ill to a chronic disease that severely impacts a person's quality of life. For those that have the need, Supplemental Security Income can be a lifesaver for families and disabled individuals that are struggling to make ends meet.

Supplemental Security Income amounts rising in 2018

Hardworking Americans contribute from their taxed income into a taxed wages account that is meant to be utilized for themselves or other taxpayers who fall on hard times. The Social Security Administration oversees social security disability benefits and supplemental security income for millions of Americans. The program provides a benefit that those in financial need can receive if they meet certain income limits. The good news is that benefit rates are increasing for the coming year of 2018.

What is the SSA's definition of disabled?

When the average person thinks about the term disabled, a few things come to mind. Often people think of physical disabilities, like an inability to walk. However, a disability can come in other forms beyond physical. Mental and emotional disabilities often plague our family members, neighbors and friends.

Alabama's ABLE program to help those who receive SSI

For those with disabilities, they can have a tougher time financially due to their illness or injury making it difficult for them to work or make ends meet due to medical expenses or other hardship. That's why disability assistance like Supplemental Security Income exists and is distributed to the appropriate parties. However, SSI must be sought out and it can even be further optimized by other programs aimed at helping those with disabilities and their families.

Get the process started by applying for a child's SSI online

When people generally think of disability benefits, they usually think of a person of a certain age. While it's true that the elderly are known for being candidates to receive Social Security benefits, all ages could potentially qualify to receive the financial support. The reality is that some children are born at a disadvantage, that, being that they have some sort of disability, it will affect their ability to achieve certain things and it will put additional costs on his or her caretaker. That being said, a child could be a candidate to receive Supplemental Security Income.

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