Q: What is Supplemental Security Income?

A: In order to qualify for SSI benefits, you must not only prove that you are disabled, but you must also have limited income and resources. SSI provides payments to individuals (including children under age 18) who are disabled and have limited income and resources. It is the amount of income available to the household and the number of individuals in the household that are the major factors in deciding eligibility for such benefits. It is important to note that changes in household income, including the receipt of various disability benefits, public assistance, etc, may have an affect on needs based benefits such as Medicaid and SSI. If other household members receive benefits of this type, it is important to know that any change in household income may affect their benefits as well. The local office Social Security office normally makes the determination of financial eligibility under this system. If you have questions regarding your eligibility you should contact your local Social Security Administration. To Read More Click Here

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