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Posts tagged "SSI Supplemental Security Income"

What happens to my SSI benefits if I find work?

Being able to work for one's own living and to reduce their need for disability benefits is often a goal of a North Carolina resident who needs Supplemental Security Income to get by. In review, SSI benefits are generally available to individuals who are at least 65 years old or are disabled or blind and who have limited access to earning wages and financial support. If a person who qualifies for SSI receives benefits and then is able to secure gainful employment, they may fear that their benefits will be stopped. Depending upon how much income they earn and the types of benefits they get, they may be able to keep some or all of their SSI.

What rights to SSI recipients and applicants possess?

One reason that some North Carolina residents may put off applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration is their fear that they may not be eligible for such assistance from the federal government. They may not fully understand the requirements that a person must satisfy to receive SSI assistance. However, consultation with a disability benefits attorney can help them assuage this and other concerns.

Are children eligible for SSI benefits?

Supplemental security income from the Social Security Administration provides qualifying individuals with financial support. There are a number of ways that a Charlotte resident may qualify for SSI, including by age, disability or blindness. Children may qualify for SSI benefits if they meet the requirements set forth by the Social Security Administration.

The income reporting requirement of SSI

Supplemental security income provides certain individuals who are unable to work with financial assistance. A person who qualifies due to age, blindness or disability may receive this form of support if their income is below an established level. North Carolina residents who qualify for SSI must provide the Social Security Administration with information about their other forms of income in order to stay in compliance with the program.

Eligibility requirements for SSI

There is nothing more disheartening than being unable to support one's self with the money one makes from a job. For some Charlotte residents, working hard and saving is all that must be done to ensure that their bills will be paid and their needs will be met. Others may not be able to work due to disability and may not have support systems that can help them stay afloat.

What are reviews and conferences during reconsideration?

It is not unusual for a North Carolina applicant for Supplemental Security Income to have the claim denied the first time he or she applies. This does not mean that the case is over. If the person believes that the case is viable and he or she meets the basic criteria of being blind, having a disability or being 65 or older and meets the income requirements, it is wise to appeal denied SSI claims. There are four levels of appeal, but this post will center around reconsideration because there are different aspects to it.

What happens I receive overpayment of my SSI benefits?

North Carolina residents who receive Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program will be approved after they have met all federal requirements. Once qualifying for benefits, it is possible that an SSI recipient will be overpaid at some point. Receiving more money than the person should have is considered overpayment. It is essential that the SSI recipient understand what to do if there is an overpayment, as there may be serious ramifications of certain steps are not taken.

Will getting a loan affect my Supplemental Security Income?

North Carolina residents who are receiving Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program have been approved based on meeting certain federal requirements. This includes having an income and resources that fall below a certain level, being blind, or being over 65. It can be somewhat confusing to understand the nuance of finances and how it can affect one's ability to qualify for SSI benefits. For example, there may come a time when an individual might need to take out a loan. A loan can affect SSI benefits. It is imperative to know how.

Supplemental Security Income and the dedicated account

When disabled individuals in North Carolina are children under the age of 18 and the are receiving Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program, they will have a representative payee who oversees the disabled person's funds. A dedicated account must be opened when the child is set to receive a large past-due payment. Generally, this is for payments that cover more than six months at the benefit rate as it currently stands. Past-due payments will be deposited into the dedicated account. There are restrictions on the representative payee's ability to use these funds.

SSD benefits and a plan to achieve self-support (PASS)

When a person in North Carolina suffers an injury or illness and receives Social Security disability benefits as a result, he or she might want to eventually try to get back to work or start a business. A concern that these individuals often have, however, is how to do it and if it affects their benefits. This is what the plan to achieve self-support (PASS) is for. PASS allows the person to use the income or other items to further their attempts at work. Examples include money for school or specific training for a job. The job is meant to let the person earn a sufficient income to cease needing SSD benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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