Though the eligibility requirements for receiving supplemental security income benefits are not as stringent as those for social security disability benefits, it is still important to know how various factors can affect one's eligibility. One aspect California residents may not know affects the amount of SSI they can receive is their living arrangement.
Children are the light of California resident's lives-from the pregnancy to the minute they are born; parents expect and hope for so much for their children. Having a disabled child is not only emotionally difficult but also financially-they have special needs that need to be catered to. families may need financial assistance to get their children the help they need and benefits from the Social Security Administration can be prove beneficial in this instance.
Many people use the terms SSD and SSI interchangeably and understandably-both are programs administered by the Social Security Administration, with medical eligibility is determined in the same way, but that is where their similarities end. At the heart of it, they are two different programs and understanding the difference between social security disability and supplemental security income is very important to ensure that a person is applying to the correct program for assistance.
California residents who are blind, disabled or in their later years of life may be eligible for supplemental security income, hereinafter referred to as SSI. This form of benefit provides people in need with income that can allow them to pay their rents or mortgages, put food on their tables and keep clothes on their backs when they are otherwise limited in their capacities to earn money.
Supplemental security income benefits, hereinafter referred to as SSI benefits, are important to many Southern California residents. They are available to individuals who are over the age of 65, who are disabled, and also those who are blind. In some cases children are able to secure SSI benefits if they are afflicted by these disabilities, and in addition to the SSI benefits that are federally funded some individuals may also qualify for state-supported state supplementary payments, hereinafter referred to as SSP.
As readers of this blog may remember, there are two basic forms of federal disability benefits available from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is available to those who are disabled and have previously paid into the system. The other, and the one we will look at today, is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI is a program aimed at people who are elderly, blind or disabled who have limited income and resources. Because the programs serve different people, the information necessary for an SSI application may differ than that required for SSDI.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program that provides low income individuals who are over 65-years-old, blind, or disabled with monthly benefits. However, what some people in Anaheim may not know is that in some cases SSI is also available to disabled children who meet the Social Security Administration's (SSA) definition of disabled, so long as certain income requirements are met.
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and how this form of financial benefits is different than Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). There are many differences between the two common forms of Social Security benefits, but today we would like to discuss about one of them in a bit more detail: how income plays a factor in your Supplemental Security Income.
While there are many things that differentiate Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) -- such as the fact that SSDI is paid for by payroll taxes whereas SSI is paid for by general taxes --there is one main way that these two forms of financial assistance are differentiated: the eligibility requirements.
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are two different forms of disability benefits for people who can no longer work due to a disability. SSDI has a more stringent set of rules to qualify for the benefits, but they provide more robust financial support. Supplemental Security Income is a bit easier to qualify for, as they are meant for people with limited or no financial resources.