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What is the maximum SSI benefit that can be received in Ohio?

Previously, this blog discussed the general differences between Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI and Supplemental Security Income or SSI. Readers may remember that one of the main differences is that SSDI beneficiaries have worked enough to pay a certain amount into the Disability Trust Fund to be eligible for benefits.

You can receive SSDI benefits even if you are working

Previously, this blog has discussed the technical requirements in the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI and the workings of the Social Security Administration or SSA. The focus was generally on the ways individuals might show that one's disability is severe enough to prevent him or her from working, as this is the most common type of application. However, people who work part-time or are going to school may also be eligible for benefits under certain circumstances.

Ohio implements ABLE act accounts to help SSDI recipients

In June, the Ohio Legislature unanimously passed a bill that implements the savings accounts authorized by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) in the state. These accounts are a special kind of savings vehicle meant to help those who may be receiving benefits from programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to save money without losing their benefits due to asset limits.

How is blindness defined for the purposes of physical disability?

As we have touched on in the past, there are two different programs administered by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) that are intended to benefit those who are disabled. One is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and the other is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While there are different criteria for each of these, there is one area of overlap: blindness. A person who is unable to work due to this physical disability might be eligible for either SSDI or SSI. But how does the government define blindness for these purposes?

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