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With whom you live can impact your SSI benefits

Different people have different preferences for their living arrangements. While some individuals may thrive when they are living by themselves, others may enjoy the companionship of family members or friends living in their households. With whom a person chooses to live can have an impact on their quality of life, but Oklahoma residents should also know that the people a person lives with can influence whether they will receive the full amount of Supplemental Security Income they apply for.

Reporting requirements for SSI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Social Security program for individuals who have limited incomes. There are different ways to qualify for SSI. Those who are successful in recovering these benefits are subject to a number of reporting requirements that exist to ensure that they are getting benefits that they actually should. Oklahoma residents who wish to maintain their SSI benefits must provide continual reporting on the following topics, but readers are reminded that this information is not comprehensive and additional requirements may apply.

How do I qualify for Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefits program that provides qualifying individuals with financial support to help them make ends meet. Individuals who are disabled may seek SSI, but they are not the only ones who may qualify. This post will offer a general overview of what it takes for a person to qualify for SSI, but Oklahoma residents who wish to learn more should contact a trusted disability benefits attorney.

Who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability program administered by the Social Security Administration. Oklahoma residents who limited financial support or income may qualify for income from this program, if they are disabled, blind or over the age of 65 and meet several other important criteria. This post will briefly discuss the qualifications a person must meet to receive SSI, but readers are reminded that this post is not legal advice.

What work incentives are available if I get SSI benefits?

Oklahomans who are receiving Supplemental Security Income due to blindness, disability or being 65 or older and have limited resources might want to try and work. A common worry for these individuals is how that decision will hinder their SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration is aware of this conundrum and has taken steps to make it possible for people who are getting SSI to try and work with various work incentives. Understanding these work incentives is imperative before trying to get back to work.

Does sequential evaluation for SSI benefits apply to children?

Oklahomans who have a child under the age of 18 whom they believe should be eligible for Supplemental Security Income should understand certain basic facts about the process before they apply. One is that the basic tenets of applying for SSI benefits - the sequential evaluation - will apply to children just as it does to adults. Knowing the questions that will be asked based on sequential evaluation will provide a guideline as to whether the child meets the basic criteria and will allow the applicant to move forward with the process.

Can a youth set for release from foster care apply early for SSI?

When a disabled youth is in foster care in Oklahoma and is approaching the time when they will be released from the foster care system, they may be concerned about receiving Supplemental Security Income when they reach legal adulthood. To prevent a gap between the release from foster care and the beginning of SSI benefits, it is important to apply for the benefits before the anticipated release from foster care. Understanding the details of how to handle this issue is key.

Can a child of an overseas military member get SSI benefits?

In Oklahoma, people who are members of the U.S. military and have a child who has been approved for Supplemental Security Income might be concerned that an overseas deployment will leave their children unable to continue receiving benefits. There are certain rules for SSI that will prevent some people from meeting the requirements to be approved or to continue getting them. If a person getting SSI leaves the U.S. for a minimum of 30 days, the eligibility for SSI will generally end. However, the Social Security Administration has a special rule for children of military members.

When can I get expedited SSI benefits?

For some Oklahomans, being approved for Supplemental Security Income is one step in the process of meeting their needs for help. They also need to have the SSI-related benefits provided as quickly as possible. These individuals and their families must understand that it is possible to have expedited payments of SSI benefits, but there are certain situations in which it can be done. They are: if there is a presumptive disability or presumptive blindness payment; if it is an emergency advance payment; if it is an immediate payment; and if it is an expedited reinstatement payment. This post will center around PD and PB.

If I earn too much to keep SSI benefits, can I retain Medicaid?

People in Oklahoma who are getting Supplemental Security Income and would like to go back to work are often worried not just about how their earnings will affect their SSI benefits, but if it will impact getting Medicaid. Since Medicaid is often vital to the person's care and treatment, losing it can be problematic and might be a determinative factor in attempting to get back to work at all. Understanding the rules with working, getting SSI and Medicaid is imperative to a case.

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