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Supplemental Security Income Archives

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.

Requirements to receive Supplemental Security Income benefits

Supplemental Security Income is a program administered by the Social Security Administration and is available to individuals who meet the program's eligibility requirements. This blog post will give a brief description of the program requirements for Texas residents and others.

What are the wage reporting requirements for SSI benefits?

People in Texas who meet the income and disability requirements to get Supplemental Security Income might still have the ability and desire to work. Since SSI benefits are based on the needs of the person receiving it and they must be disabled, blind or 65-years-old or older, it is important that a working person who gets SSI reports his or her wages to the Social Security Administration every month. This is referred to as monthly wage reporting. It is a vital part of SSI for people who work.

Social Security disability versus Supplemental Security Income

It's reasonably well-known that Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income are federal programs that help people living with disabilities that make it impossible for them to work. Many people in Texas may not be aware of the differences between the programs. How does SSD differ from SSI? This blog post will provide some information on the similarities and differences between the two programs.

Houston residents to see increase in SSI benefits next year

Last week, the Social Security Administration made an important announcement of which our Houston readers should be aware. The news will affect those receiving Supplemental Security Income as well as other benefits from Social Security.

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.