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Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income

Most Americans are familiar with Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and how an individual might apply for and qualify to receive those benefits. However, there is another form of financial benefit that some people may be eligible for: Supplemental Security Income.

SSI: What are Continuing Disability Reviews?

Many people in Mobile, Alabama and the rest of the country would be recipients of Supplemental Security Income. Those who have been receiving these benefits for several years would know that the Social Security Administration conducts certain disability reviews periodically in order to assess the continuity of the disability for which the individual is receiving SSI. This blog post is meant to provide the newer recipients of SSI an overview of what exactly the Continuing Disability Reviews are.

Rights the SSA grants to all SSI benefits applicants

Many people in our country have to deal with a disabling medical condition, blindness or advanced age on a day-to-day basis. In fact, not only do those people have to deal with the physical discomfort but also have to deal with the financial challenges that arise out of that. According to the guidelines set by the Social Security Administration, those people may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, which is a federal program that offers monthly cash benefits to those who qualify for the eligibility criteria.

SSI eligibility: Property that does not count as resource

Many readers in Mobile, Alabama would know that the Social Security Administration offers Supplemental Security Income to individuals and couples who are disabled, blind or over the age of 65 years. The SSA, however, provides the benefits after it has determined that the resources of the applicant are limited and without SSI, they would not be able to meet even the most basic everyday expenses. The SSI, therefore, assesses the resources of an SSI claimant before acknowledging their eligibility to claim benefits.

What are SSI Work Incentives?

Mobile, Alabama residents would be aware of the Supplemental Security Income program, which is run by the Social Security Administration. The purpose of the SSI program is to provide financial assistance to those individuals who have limited or no income because of a disabling condition such as physical impairments or illnesses, blindness or old age. The money such people receive in the form of SSI helps in meeting the expenses for basic necessities such as food clothing and shelter.

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.

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