In many states, full Medicaid coverage is often equal to, or even better than, many private health insurance plans, allowing SSI b...
The Social Security Administration recently issued its 2009 Cost of Living Adjustments, which result in slightly larger Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) awards for 2009, amongst other changes.
People with special needs and seniors will see their Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits inch up 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration has announced.
People with disabilities and senior citizens will receive a 1.5 percent increase in their Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in 2014, an even smaller cost of living adjustment than last year's 1.7 percent.
There are many benefits to having a special needs trust that go far beyond the ability to maintain eligibility for SSI or Medicaid. For example, although Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) does not have asset or income requirements, this does not mean that SSDI beneficiaries should not have special needs trusts.
A recent National Public Radio (NPR) report on disability benefits has drawn fire from disability advocates and eight former Commissioners of the Social Security Administration for relying on anecdotal evidence and exaggeration to imply that people are abusing the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) systems.
Applying for disability benefits from the federal government through the SSDI or SSI programs can be a daunting task. Here is a brief overview of how the application process works and what you can expect after you've applied.