Supplemental Security Income

Can I Qualify for SNAP Benefits While Collecting SSI?


For many disabled Americans, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides necessary funds to support their household. Similarly, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps these individuals access the food and groceries they need. Often, recipients of these federally funded agencies wonder if they qualify for additional assistance. Fortunately, these beneficiaries may be…

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How Can You Spend Your SSI Payments?

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You may be wondering if there are limitations for what you can spend your monthly SSI payment on. If you receive SSI payments directly, it’s vital to keep track of how your spending impacts your assets to ensure you do not lose your benefits. If you are a representative payee, you must adhere to specific…

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Will I Lose My SSI Benefits If I Sell My Home?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to those over 65, disabled adults, and children who need income assistance with less than $2,000 of assets or $3,000 if married. If you receive SSI, then proceeds from the sale of your home could temporarily make you ineligible for SSI payments. In this blog, we’ll discuss what you need to know if you receive SSI and want to sell your home. 

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The Differences Between Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income

Everyone is at risk of developing a disability at some point in their lives. In fact, more than 25% of adults in their 20s will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Living with a disability can be incredibly difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with expensive medical bills that are piling up after trips to…

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Can You Receive Financial Assistance While Waiting for a SSD or SSI Decision?

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Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a lengthy process that can take months even years before you begin to receive any type of financial assistance. Making ends meet while waiting for a decision to be made can be challenging and stressful on you and your family. The average…

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A Closer Look at Initial Level Disability Applications

A senior economist with the SSA recently evaluated the impact of demographics, diagnoses, and local unemployment rates for both SSDI and SSI cases at the initial application level.[i] The probability of an initial allowance was found to be affected by these factors. For example, regarding demographics, older SSDI and SSI adult applicants are more likely to…

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While Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both programs providing benefits to persons with disabilities, managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), entailing the same medical requirements for evaluating an individual’s disability, the initial “technical” eligibility criteria are entirely different for each program. SSD is considered the work-credit based system funded by our…

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