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Posts tagged "Supplemental Security Income"

An introduction to the Supplemental Security Income program

Previous posts here have discussed the Social Security Disability program. This program helps many people who live with a disability in Houston. But, there is another program that may prove helpful to people who live with a disability, and this program is also administered by the Social Security Administration. It is the Supplemental Security Income program.

Passing of Jerry Lewis spotlights muscular dystrophy

Recently, Americans across the United States mourned the passing of Hollywood legend Jerry Lewis. Although Lewis made a name for himself and enjoyed a long career as comedian, singer, actor, director and writer, he is perhaps best known as a humanitarian for his work fundraising for research for muscular dystrophy.

Disability benefits for a minor child

As this blog has discussed, Social Security disability benefits very helpful to Houston, Texas, adult residents who are not able to work due to a disabling illness or injury. The monthly benefits are often a financial lifeline that, with other income sources and benefits, can keep a disabled person afloat financially.

Income and asset requirements for SSI benefits

As previous posts on this blog has discussed, the Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI, is different from the Social Security Disability Insurance program, or SSDI. Both programs require that a person be disabled before getting monthly paychecks from the Social Security Administration, but they are administered differently.

The difference between SSI and SSDI benefits

While it is easy for Houston, Texas, resident simply to group every disability benefit provided by the Social Security Administration under one label, the federal government in fact affords disability benefits under two separate programs, which are commonly referred to as SSDI and SSI, or Supplemental Security Income.

SSI eligibility requirements don't have to be a mystery -- II

Last time, we started discussing how the eligibility requirements for Supplemental Security Income benefits can likely prove mystifying to many Americans, a reality that is not only frustrating, but also counter-productive given that it may cause people to abandon their efforts to secure much-needed financial assistance.In today's post, our blog will continue its efforts to provide background information on the basic qualifications for adults looking to secure SSI benefits.

SSI eligibility requirements don't have to be a mystery

While many people have a good understanding of what it takes to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, they find themselves lacking a similar understanding when it comes to Supplemental Security Income benefits.

What are the SSI eligibility requirements for children?

In our previous post, we discussed how those families with disabled children might be in need of extra income to help make ends meet if a parent had to forgo working in order to provide the necessary care, and how the Supplemental Security Income program may provide much-needed help in these difficult scenarios.

Why is there so much controversy surrounding the SSI program?

The unfortunate reality for many families with disabled children is that money to cover basic living expenses is sometimes hard to come by. That's because a parent might have to stay home to provide for their disabled child's needs, either cutting the household income in half or removing the sole source of income altogether.

How much do you know about SSI benefits?

In previous posts, we've taken a closer look at how those people who have suffered debilitating injuries or been diagnosed with life-changing conditions can seek much-needed assistance via the Social Security Disability Insurance program.