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Supplemental Security Income

Why Has Social Security Kept Me On SSI So Long?

Hi Larry I am currently collecting SSI benefits I have been since 2008 they won't give me disability benefits because I have no work history since I have been on SSI for so long. I am wondering if and when I can draw off from my Ex wife we was married over 10 years and she has worked full time since making good money? Sorry for being so long thank u so much for your time.

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 12:53

Should I Be Getting A Portion Of My Mother's SSDI?

I have been receiving SSI since 1995, since I was 21 months old. I'm 27 now and living on my own with my daughter. I recently looked at my benefit letter and saw on there where it says "you are entitled to monthly benefits as a dependent of the wage earner". I don't understand what that means exactly because I'm not a dependent of hers anymore I get $794.00/month for my SSI is that what I should be receiving in the state of Kansas or should I be getting more, or should I be getting a portion of my mother's SSDI?

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 09:41

Will I Still Be Getting SSI Payments?

I'm disabled and on S.S.I.. I turned 62 on feb.22. I had an appointment with S.S. on 02/15/21 at which time I was told that I would $411.00 from my benefits and $183.00 from my ex wife's benefits whom is still living for a total $594.00 and was told that S.S.I. would make up the difference to bring the amount up to the amount I've been getting from S.S.I of $780.00 and would remain on Medicaid. I received a letter yesterday from S.S. telling me that I would be receiving a check in march for $594.00 and that this is all I'm entitled to period. No mention of S.S.I. or Medicaid.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 15:48

Now What?

I have 7 months of SSI benefits sitting on direct express card and they wont activate my card or stop payment going to the card. Denver Field Office refuses to help us and im afraid my stepfather is goingbto die without access to his money. What do i do? Impossible to get him an id because he has been here 13 years never had co id and has absolutely no documents or money to obtain id that they insist on... Now what

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 17:06

Will I Lose My SSI Benefits?

I got a letter saying that I had been overpaid on my SSI BENEFITS, due to the fact that I sold my house and put the money in a savings account until I was able to buy another home with that money. I did use all of it to purchase another home, but it was in a savings account for a little over 6 months, until the purchase of my new home was finalized. Will I lose my SSI benefits? Will I have to pay Social Security back? I had no idea this was against the rules! What should I do?

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 06:49

Will I Still Get SSI For May If I Get Married On May 1st?

I am 40 years old and receive SSI. Let's say I get married on May 1. My future husband (also 40, not disabled) makes $100,000 per year so I will not be eligible for SSI. We do not currently live together, but will after marriage.
My question is, will I get SSI for May? Does it continue for a grace period, or is it revoked immediately? I will report my marriage to SSA after it occurs (within ten days, which I think is the reporting deadline for changes)

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 09:57
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