The Social Security Administration (SSA) has different guidelines for individuals that are single or unmarried and for individuals who are married when determining benefit eligibility. Since Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews various factors such as income, resources, age, citizenship, and other eligibility requirements.
The new update is in! Due to cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2017 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive a whopping 0.3 percent increase in benefits this upcoming year. This is an improvement compared to this year (2016), where there was no adjustment.
Having a spouse living in a nursing home or facility can be very costly. According to SeniorHomes.com, the average cost of Nursing Homes in California is $245 daily. It may even cost more if an individual has a private room compared to a semi-private room, other additional fees, and the area in which the nursing home or facility is located.
If you have a child who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and is about to turn eighteen (18) years old, it is very important to be aware of what actions or steps are needed to maintain your child’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit. The Social Security Administration (SSA) utilizes a different test and different eligibility requirements for individuals who turn eighteen (18) years of age, it is not the same as eligibility for children.
MAGI is known as modified adjusted gross income. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA)it provides an easier way to calculate income eligibility for Medicaid through the insurance marketplace. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has actually made it possible for more individuals to be on Medicaid.
The maximum Federal benefit for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is currently $733 for individuals and for couples it is $1,100. The maximum benefit varies annually depending on the Consumer Price Index. If there is an increase in Consumer Price Index, then there will be an increase in the Federal benefit rate.
There are certain criteria that may jeopardize an individual’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or make him/her ineligible for benefits. Some specific situations that would cause an individual to become ineligible include, but are not limited to escape from custody, flight to avoid prosecution or confinement, or flight-escape. Felony convictions alone will not keep an individual from being eligible or approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has specific requirements for individuals who would like to receive Supplemental Security Income (SI) benefits. One of the criteria deals with the citizenship of an applicant. In order for individuals to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) they have to be citizens or nationals of the United States or non-citizens who meet the alien qualification criteria under the 1996 legislation and amendments.
William E. Lindahl, MBA, CLPF