The SSI program (Supplemental Security Income) provides payments to adult or children who are disabled and have limited income and resources. If your income and resources are too high, you will be turned down for benefits no matter how severe your medical disorders. You will be turned down even if you have not paid enough in Social Security taxes to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Here you can learn about how much SSI pays, whether you can work while collecting SSI, and about the SSI limits on income and resources (one of the most complicated areas handled by Social Security).
Income and Asset Limits for SSI Disability Eligibility
To get disability benefits from SSI, you can't have much income or assets, though Social Security gives you some breaks when counting your income.
How Much Can You Work While Receiving SSI Disability Benefits?
One of the basic requirements for disability benefits is that your medical condition is so severe it prevents you from performing a substantial amount of work.
How Much Will I Get in SSI Disability Benefits?
The amount of your monthly SSI check will depend on whether you're single or married, live alone or with others, and have other income or not.
Special Needs Trusts for SSI Purposes
Use a trust to leave money to a loved one with a disability—without jeopardizing government benefits.
Can a Special Needs Trust Pay for Food and Shelter?
If you are serving as trustee of a special needs trust, you need to know whether you can use trust funds to pay for food or shelter.
The Social Security Administration's rules for determining a person's income are a common source of confusion for SSI applicants because not all income is counted.
Presumptive Disability: Eligibility and Filing
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process.
Can I Get Interim Assistance (IA) while waiting for SSI?
Question: We were wondering if you could contact us to give us more information on (IA). My husband is waiting on his court date for SSI and we are in need of financial help. He has asked his lawyer and local Social Security office and they are clueless to (IA) information for some reason. We live in
Can a Tax Refund Affect SSI Eligibility?
Social Security will ignore your tax refund for 12 months; after that, if you have too much money, you could lose your SSI benefits.
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Types of Services SSI Can Provide for Kids With Disabilities
SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and services for children with special needs.
How Can My Child Qualify for Social Security Disability?
If your child has a disability that greatly affects their ability to function, they may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.