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Supplemental Security Income

Am I Entitled To Any Of My Husband's Back SSI Pay?

I've received S. S. I. benefits since 2004,my husband and I have been married since 2002. In the state of TN. I am aware that in that state there is no such thing as "legally separated". This state considers it either married or divorced. No mediums on anything. we separated in June of 2013... of course my retroactive s. s. I. 1st check saported him & social security knew that, only allowing him (Or us) to make no more than $700 more per month.. my husband received his 3 yr. retro SSI in 3/2023.. Am I entitled to any of that money???

Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 11:47

Will Applying For DAC Benefits Affect My Ability To Receive Medicaid?

Hi, I began receiving SSI at age 20. My father just retired, and my parents want me to look into receiving the DAC benefit as they will not be able to afford to help me pay for things any longer now that my Dad is retired. My mum will be retiring in four years, and they worry that I won't have enough money to live off of, as they've always supplemented my SSI because I cannot hold a job, but didn't qualify for SSDI.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 07:59

What Should I Do Since I'm Receiving SSI And I Won $2000 At A Casino?

Im on supplemental security income and I won $2000 at casino, whats going to happen to my benefits & what should I do?

Hi. You're required to report your winnings to Social Security, so you should do so ASAP. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is needs based, so any type of income you receive could reduce your SSI payment rate for at least one month. And, there is also a $2,000 asset limit for SSI eligibility, so your winnings could affect your eligibility for SSI payments as long as your countable assets exceed the $2,000 limit.

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 13:36

Can I Now Be Paid The Additional Back Pay That I Didn't Collect?

SSI back payment upon the successful appellate decision in my case I was to receive three years of back payments. I only got about ten months of back payments. I was given $5200.00 some odd dollars at the time I first applied the three years prior by SSA for reasons unaccounted for by SSA. Well I didn't spend any of that money due to not wanting to be responsible for over payment penalties. At the completion of appeal hearing I was penalized for not spending the unaccounted funds given to me by SSA.

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 13:27

Will My Daughter Lose Her SSI Because Of My Marriage?

My fiancé and I married recently 12/22/22. My daughter, unrelated to him, has been granted ssi for her profound autism disability since 2012 and currently resides in Residential private school. She is 13. My new husband and I are filing separate this tax season and for future taxes and we share no bank accounts, any accounts, homes, bills, and my daughter is my sole and ultimate responsibility not his. His mail goes here and we do live together , but he travels for work frequently and again the bills of the house and the house alone is under my name.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 12:01

Can I Switch From SSI To Retirement Benefits Before My Full Retirement Age?

Hi, Larry.
I've been on SSI since I was 52 I am now 64
Can I switch from SSI to retirement benefits or do I have to wait until my full retirement age?
Also once I do get on retirement benefits can Mass health keep the lien that they have on my property or does it go away once I'm off Mass health

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 12:21

Can I Apply For SSI?

I retired at 62 (65 now) and I receive $976.10/mo in Social security before deductions ($812 after deductions) and me and my partner receive $280/mo for food stamps. Can I apply for SSI?

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 - 20:56
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