Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. Attorneys at Law

Posts tagged "SSI Supplemental Security Income"

Overview of Social Security Administration's PASS provision - II

The previous blog post introduced the Social Security Administration's Plan to Achieve Self-Support provision. As Mobile, Alabama residents may know, the PASS provision is applicable to those recipients of Supplemental Security Income who try to work despite their disability. The previous blog post mentions the information that an applicant needs at the time of setting up PASS.

Overview of Social Security Administration's PASS provision

Many people in Alabama who are disabled understand the importance of Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income for meeting their various financial obligations. However, in addition to providing these benefits, the Social Security Administration encourages people to return to work despite their disability. In fact, to motivate such people, the SSA has certain special provisions.

SSI for disabling birth injuries and congenital diseases

It is an unfortunate reality even today that many children suffer an injury or illness at the time of their birth. The life of that child can then often full of challenges, especially financial, owing to the constant medical attention that the child might need through the rest of his or her life. The Social Security Administration understands those challenges and, therefore, it offers certain benefits to children born with birth injuries or illnesses.

SSI: What is the One-Third Reduction Provision?

The Social Security Administration runs the Supplemental Security Income program to provide financial support people who have limited income and other resources owing to their inability to work as a result of their disability, blindness or advanced age. In addition to these people, some children with qualifying disabilities and blindness may be eligible for SSI. At present, the SSI benefit amount is $750 per month for individuals and $1,125 per month for couples.

What is the difference in SSI and SSD benefits?

Many may think that Supplemental Social Security Income and Social Security Disability benefits are one and the same. However, they are two separate Social Security programs with differing purposes and qualifying criteria.

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.

Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Firm Contact Information:

1015 Montlimar Drive, Suite B4
Mobile, AL 36609

Map & Directions

Phone: 251-243-7872
Toll Free: 877-539-1739
Fax: 251-342-3747

Mississippi: 228-435-4000
Florida: 850-458-1226