Supplemental Security Income

Can My Brother Get A State Pension And SSDI or SSI?

I am submitting this on behalf of my brother who is deemed disabled according to Social Security guidelines. He worked for the state of Massachusetts the 22 and a half years. He only has a state pension, he's been tonight to receive any kind of SSI or SSDI until he takes his state pension. He is he is under 50. If htakes a lump sum he'll take a 20% hit for for withdrawing early and then another 10% because he'll have to file taxes as income. If he takes a monthly State Pension because he has 22 years of service can he still collect SSI for the difference?

When Would SSI Payments Start?

I have a SSI disability EOD question? I was told that benefits for SSI only begin the month after the application date (or a month after the protective filing date). Here is my question. Suppose you apply for SSI on August 1, 2017. Six months later, DDS approves your claim. They assign an exact EOD of August 1, 2017 (same as application date). Is your first SSI payment in Sept. or will it start from the month of August since the EOD was the 1st of the month?

What Should I Do?

I became disabled as a minor and started receiving Social Security benefits. They had my dad listed as the wage earner. My dad passed away in 2004 and when I print out my proof of SSI income it still has my dad's SS# above mine but yet is states beginning Jan., 2017 that I am on SSI. I was 17 when I became disabled due to my heart and I am now 46 and married. I am up for review and I am scared to death that I will lose my SSI and Medicaid due to my husband's income. I am lost!!! There is no way that I can survive without that SSI amount and my Medicaid. What should I do?

What Can I Do?

I was a housewife but divorced my husband of 32 years; he remarried. I took my SS at 62 because I was having a hard time financially. Using his earnings only changed my benefits by $35 a month. Now I'm earning pretty good money , but I have increasing troubles with my health and am nearing 66 years old. I never got off of the early retirement at SS and have had to pay them back some of the money when my earnings were increased, which is okay. After they take out my Medicare, I only get $188 a month from SS and that amount is used up by my supplemental and Part D.

Is My Girlfriend Eligible For SSI?

My 67year old girlfriend receives widow benefits: Question is, Can she also sign-up to receive SSI? She's disabled and the amount she receives from Social Security in widows benefits is not enough to live on.


By SSI, I assume you mean Supplemental Security Income, which is a needs based program administered by the Social Security Administration. You may want to try using the eligibility screening tool on SSA's website to see if she could qualify: