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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Archives

Will a child lose their SSI benefits if they get a job?

Parents of children with disabilities may face many challenges. Of course, caring for a disabled child is an involved process. These children often need a substantial amount of medical care, therapy and specialized equipment. In the end, caring for a disabled child can be very expensive, and oftentimes parents of disabled children in Newark may struggle to make ends meet. However, children who meet the relevant legal requirements may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

Seeking help when pursuing SSI benefits

Some people in Newark spend years building their careers, only to find themselves suddenly becoming so injured or ill, that it is impossible for them to hold down not only the job they have spent so many years cultivating, but even any job at all. When this happens, they may want to seek Social Security disability benefits. However, sometimes a person has a physical or mental ailment that has prevented them from working altogether. They too may need financial support, and this can take the form of Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

What should I send with my application for SSI benefits?

Although the number of application for SSI benefits and SSDI disability benefits, both of which are paid by the federal Social Security Administration and are commonly called "disability," are on the increase, residents of New Jersey and people across the country should be aware that actually getting the government to agree to pay SSDI or SSI benefits is still difficult.

What's the difference between SSI and SSDI?

As this blog has reported briefly, there are in fact two programs that the Social Security Administration manages, and both of them can properly be thought of as "disability" programs. However, the SSDI program and the SSI program differ in several important respects that may have an impact on Newark, New Jersey, residents.

How a lawyer can help you through the SSD process

The process for applying for Social Security Disability benefits program, or SSD, and getting into the program is not necessarily easy. In fact, more than half of applicants are initially rejected. Thankfully, there is an appeals process, including four separate levels, if an applicant has been rejected and wishes to dispute the claim.

Is blindness covered under Supplemental Security Income?

What do Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles all have in common? You guessed it, all are internationally acclaimed and award winning musicians. And yes, all are blind. According to results from an American Community Survey, an estimated 7.3 million adults reported as suffering from significant vision loss. In New Jersey, there were an estimated 179,100 residents who reported from suffering a visual disability in 2013.

What is the Social Security Administration's SSI program?

The Social Security Administration has two programs created to financially aid and assist disabled workers, the Social Security Disability Insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income program. The Social Security Disability Insurance program is more popular, with nearly 9 million people currently enrolled, and is available to all United States citizens and qualified workers who have paid into the program. Employers and workers contribute 6.2 percent of their wages to Social Security. From that collection, 0.9 percent goes to the Social Security Disability Insurance program, or SSDI, and 5.3 percent goes to the old age and survivors' benefit fund, or OASI, which is the general fund that also covers Supplemental Security Income.

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