Supplemental Security Income

How Can I Ensure That My Daughter Gets The Coverage She Needs?

My daughter is disabled and receives SSI but the problem is they base her benefits off my income. Everytime I make too much money her benefits shut off. She loses her medical coverage and misses her Drs for the entire month. Including speech therapy occupational therapy and specialist. She is 5 years old and can't talk. My daughter has down syndrome. She is completely deaf and has cochlear implants. I have been to social security at least 10 times this year trying to find a way for it to stop. My daughter is being medically neglected by a service she should be benefiting from.

How Would Getting Married Affect My Friend's Benefits?

My friend gets SSI and she met someone who wants to marry her, what would happen to her SSI if they marry and would she be able to get spousal SS when he retires. Thank you

Hi,

If by SSI you are referring to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), then getting married could adversely impact your friend's benefits. SSI is a needs based benefit, and if you're married and living with your spouse then their income and resources are considered when determining whether or not you meet the financial hardship requirements for eligibility.

Can I Wait Until Full Retirement Age To Claim My Social Security And Continue Receiving SSI?

I am receiving $771.00/mo. from SSI and turn 62 on 8/4/19. Social security is saying that I MUST take my retirement benefit now, rather than when I turn 66 and 6 months old. My entitlement letter says my payments are based on disability, not anything resembling 'needs-based'. I want to wait and my question is can I? Can I simply do nothing, and expect my SSI to keep coming as is, or could SocialSecurity automatically change it to the lesser early benefit of $934.00/ mo. as opposed to the $1294.00 I'll receive at 66 1/2 years old?

Is There A Way I Can Reinvest Money From The Sale Of Property?

Is there a way that I can reinvest money from the sale of a property deeded over to me. I receive only $835.00 a month in ssa and ssi. I am selling the house because I cannot afford the expenses. I already owe my sister several thousand dollars for mortgage payments, taxes and utilities on this house. I can't afford to lose my minimal income.

Hi,

If I Sell My Home Can Social Security Take Money From The Proceeds?

If I receive SSI benefits and Medicaid, if I were to sell my home, could they take money from me from the proceeds to my sale of my home? I understand that they can take you off SS a high, but if you’re going to reinvest in the home, how can they take that away if you have no other income?

Hi,

If you sell your home it could cause your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to stop, but you would not have to forfeit any of the proceeds from the sale of your home.