SSI and SSDI

The Powers and Responsibilities of Representative Payees

Do you have a friend or loved one who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and is unable to manage her payments?  If so, you can request that the Social Security Administration name you as...

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PASS Helps SSI Beneficiaries Achieve Work Goals

The PASS program allows SSI beneficiaries to use their non-SSI income to pay for job training or to start a business. If beneficiaries follow the complicated rules governing the program, the Social Security Administration will not count income used for...

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Special Needs 101

SSI Basics

Because SSI's income and resource limits are so restrictive, it pays to know the basics about the program before deciding whether it is right for you or your family member.

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Special Needs 101

What Is a Special Needs Trust?

A special needs trust can allow individuals with special needs to preserve assets that will enhance their quality of life while allowing them to remain eligible for needs-based public benefits like Medicaid and SSI.

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Special Needs 101

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