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What is a representative payee?

Do you have a loved one who's receiving Social Security benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but you're concerned that they aren't able to manage that money? Maybe they're losing track of it, they're spending it on things they don't need or it's just plain being stolen from them. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has something called a Representative Payment Program that can help.

Who is eligible to receive SSI benefits?

Many people aren't aware of a potential source of needed income that they or someone in their family may be eligible to get from the Social Security Administration (SSA). It's called Supplemental Security Income, or SSI. Even if someone is getting regular Social Security payments, they may be able to qualify for SSI.

Overpayments of Social Security benefit can be complex

People who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have to pay close attention to the benefits they receive. There is a chance that they'll be overpaid at some point. When this happens, the agency is going to come after them for repayment.

How do your living arrangements impact your SSI benefits?

If you're considering applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, it's essential to understand what factors affect your eligibility and the amount you're able to receive under the program's regulations.

How to utilize the prerelease procedure for SSI benefits

When a person is institutionalized in North Carolina, there are often concerns as to what will happen when he or she is released. Financial and medical concerns will abound, especially if the person is suffering from a disability, an illness, a medical condition, is blind, or is 65 or older and has financial limitations. These issues meet the requirements for Supplemental Security Income. However, it can be confusing as to what steps a person should take before they are released from an institution. Knowing how to apply for SSI benefits when there is an anticipated release is therefore imperative.

Who pays if I need to travel for a test to get SSI benefits?

When people in North Carolina are 65 and older and are confronted with disability or blindness and have limited income and resources, Supplemental Security Income is a viable option to obtain the compensation needed to make ends meet and get the medical treatment required to treat one's condition. SSI is a program that is specifically designed for those who fall into these categories. Getting approved for benefits can be a relief. However, the process isn't always easy, and many claims are denied. In an attempt to make the fairest decision possible, the Social Security Administration may need a significant amount of information.

What can you do if your application for SSI benefits is denied?

Having a disability can make life challenging, especially financially. Sometimes simply affording the basics, such as food, shelter and clothing becomes impossible without assistance. Fortunately, individuals in Charlotte may apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a government program that provides financial benefits to qualifying applicants. It is the financial safety many need to get by day-to-day.

How do earnings factor in when seeking SSI benefits?

North Carolina residents who meet the basic requirements for Supplemental Security Income of being disabled, blind or 65 and older must also understand there are other factors that will be critical to a determination that the person is entitled to SSI benefits. If they do not meet all the criteria, they will face denied SSI claims and may consider appealing the case to try to get the decision overturned. Before thinking about such a problematic scenario, it is important to know how the Social Security Administration considers earnings when deciding on an SSI claim.

Reasons that an application for SSI benefits may be denied

Supplemental Security Income is a form of Social Security benefits that provides low income individuals with financial support. In order to qualify for SSI benefits, a person must either be blind, disabled or of an advanced age. Not every application for SSI benefits is approved, and it is important to understand some of the reasons that denials may be issued. North Carolina residents who have had their requests for SSI benefits rejected may have legal options.

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