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SSD and SSI: what do these terms mean?

The Social Security Administration oversees two programs that provide benefits on the basis of disability-- Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security income. However, requirement criteria between the two must be understood to ensure that California residents are applying in the program they can qualify in.

SSI eligibility changes

Numbers are very important for Social Security benefits. From the age of an Anaheim resident to the time one has worked, every number has significance and it could be the difference between receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or not qualifying. A bunch of these numbers are set to change in 2018, and understanding these changes is essential to ensuring one's application is not rejected on a technicality.

Eligibility criteria for SSI

Though many California residents confuse the two federal programs offered by the Social Security Administration with one another, there are important differences in eligibility criteria between the two that should be kept in mind. While both include benefits for disability, Supplemental Security Income benefits are also available to other individuals.

Can children receive SSI benefits?

California residents may not be aware that the Social Security Administration provides financial assistance to children who are disabled, as per the SSA's rules. The SSA provides cash assistance to qualifying children and the child could also be eligible to receive assistance from other federal programs as well.

Can I get SSI if I live in own home?

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.

Does an intellectual disorder qualify for benefits?

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.

Keep in mind different eligibility criteria for SSD and SSI

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.

You may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income

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.

What are the requirements for filing for SSI benefits?

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.

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