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Supplemental Security Income Archives

When can I have a disability hearing if my SSI benefits stop?

Texans who are seeking or receiving Supplemental Security Income will either meet or have previously met the basic criteria of being blind, disabled, 65 and older and have limited income and resources. When these individuals are informed that the application was denied or that the benefits they are receiving will stop, it can be a worrisome time. Many will not know what to do to get the benefits or to restart them. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration provides the opportunity to have a disability hearing. Understanding when this can be done and what issues will be considered is an important factor in a case.

What is Supplemental Security Income and who can it help?

It is important for disabled individuals in Houston to understand the different government benefits available to help them. For those who qualify, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be one option to consider. There are different options available to disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on different situations and circumstances, which is why disabled individuals and their families should be familiar with what may be available to them.

Obtaining SSI benefits for children

Houston parents whose child is either blind or disabled may not be aware of financial assistance that is available under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The program is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and it provides financial assistance for children suffering from conditions that prevent them from working.

With SSI benefits, what will not be considered as income?

Houston residents who are seeking Supplemental Security Income should understand the requirements from the start. To even be eligible for benefits, the person must be blind, disabled or at least 65-years-old and have limited income and limited resources. Regarding income, the Social Security Administration will want to know what income the applicant gets and where it comes from. There are certain sources of income that will be exempt from consideration as the applicant's income and eligibility are assessed.

Is SSI available to individuals without disabilities?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are two forms of disability benefits that individuals may apply for through the Social Security Administration. Texans who are unable to work because of illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working may be able to apply for and receive financial support under these two programs. However, a disability is not the only way that a person may qualify for SSI.

We help those applying for SSI benefits with their appeals

Many Texans with disabilities benefit from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. This program can help people who may not have the work history to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The program is operated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and funded by the federal government.

How much in SSI benefits could a recipient in Texas receive?

Supplemental Security Income helps Texas residents who are unable to maintain substantial gainful employment of any kind, yet do not have a significant enough work history to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Many stay-at-home parents are in this boat, for example. How much in benefits could an SSI recipient receive?

Blindness and Social Security benefits for Houston residents

There are a number of government programs that provide assistance to people who are blind or visually impaired. The Social Security Administration offers Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits to people who meet the qualification criteria. This blog post will provide some information on how a Houston claimant might qualify for these benefits.

How can SSI benefits help disabled individuals?

When we are injured, we often think how long will it take to recover and will this injury impact my life. For most injured individuals in Texas and elsewhere, their main concern is finances. This is not only related to the costs associated with medical care but also financial losses caused by the inability to work. If an injury has left a person disabled temporarily or permanently, it is possible to seek benefits through the Social Security Administration.

We can help navigate the rocky road to possible SSI benefits

Supplemental Security Income is a program that helps many disabled people with low incomes and few resources. The program is available to many people, including those who are not eligible for Social Security disability benefits because they do not have the requisite work history. The funds for SSI benefits come from the U.S. Treasury instead of from the Social Security trust fund.