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Posts tagged "Supplemental Security Income"

How to appeal a Supplemental Security determination

Applying for and receiving disability benefits can be essential. Just as it is true of Social Security disability, applicants for Supplemental Security Income have the option to appeal if they do not agree with the decision made by the Social Security Administration or SSA regarding their benefits. In the case of Supplemental Security Income, the applicant can appeal the SSA's decision concerning benefits and the amount of benefit the disabled individual will receive.

The differences between SSD and SSI benefits and how they help

Social Security disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits are different programs that can help disabled individuals in different situations. As a result, it is helpful for disabled individuals to be familiar with their different disability options, how they can help them and how to obtain the benefits they require.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income is an important benefit available to disabled individuals and others. SSI may provide protections to disabled individuals who do not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Supplemental Security Income can provide help with every day costs and expenses for those who qualify for SSI.

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.