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Qualifying for SSD/SSI Benefits Archives

Under what condition can a qualified alien receive SSI in Ohio?

About a month ago, this blog discussed the fact that, for a non-U.S. Citizen to receive Supplemental Security Income, he or she must be a qualified alien under the law. We reviewed the fact that foreign citizens may come to the U.S. in a variety of immigration statuses, and only those who are in the country for certain purposes will be considered qualified aliens. We also mentioned that just being in a qualified alien category is not sufficient to receive SSI benefits, as the applicant must also meet one of another set of criteria. Let's take a look at those now.

What is a qualified alien for SSI applications in Ohio?

When we discuss eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits in this space, we are generally assuming that those applying for such benefits are citizens of the United States. The U.S. is, however, a nation of immigrants and it is possible, in certain limited situations, for a non-citizen, sometimes termed an alien, to be eligible for benefits through the SSI program. Since 1996, the Social Security Administration has required the applicant to meet two criteria: the applicant must be a qualified alien, and the applicant must meet one of the statutory conditions laid out in the law that allows a qualified alien to receive benefits. In this installment we will discuss the first of these criteria.

What is a 'presumptive disability' for SSI applications in Ohio?

A previous post here discussed a classification in applying for disability benefits known as a "compassionate allowance." This category of benefits allows people with certain illnesses or conditions to be eligible for expedited processing of their applications. There is, however, another way to expedite processing of a Social Security case, and that is through the Quick Disability Determinations system.

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.

Can adult children receive benefits from parents' SSDI in Ohio?

About a month ago, this blog discussed the possibility of children who are disabled receiving benefits through the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. At that time, we hinted that there may be another way for a disabled person who has not worked to get benefits; that is, through his or her parent's Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) eligibility. Below is a brief discussion of who may qualify for such benefits.

Can disabled children qualify for SSI in Ohio?

The focus of this blog has generally been on adults who have a disability that makes it difficult or impossible for them to work. It has also tended to focus on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), rather than Supplemental Security Income (SSI), for the simple reason that the pool of candidates who qualify for SSDI is much larger. However, what about children who are disabled? After all, they may not have a work history, and may well be supported by their parents. Luckily, there is a way that children can qualify for Supplemental Security Income.

Ohio woman may have lied to qualify for disability benefits

There are many people in Ohio and around the nation who face the pain, economic hardship and social stigma of being considered disabled. This could be due to a physical disease or injury or a mental health issue that interferes with their ability to interact with others or get through an average day.

What work history is relevant when applying for disability?

Previously in this space, we have touched on the various requirements necessary to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Both these federal programs, as administered by the states, serve as a safety net of sorts for those people who cannot earn an income because some physical or psychological handicap prevents them from being gainfully employed. As we have said in the past, this means that the person who is applying needs to show that he or she is unable to work due to a disabling condition, and that the condition is terminal, or has lasted or is expected to last longer than one year. But how does the Social Security Agency go about determining which jobs a person needs to show he or she cannot perform?

How are earnings reported with regard to SSI?

Supplemental Security Income, as we have touched on in the past, is a program meant for people who are disabled but have not worked enough - and therefore paid enough into the Social Security system - to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. As these programs are meant as a safety net for disabled individuals, one of the factors in whether one qualifies for benefits, and the size of those benefits, is whether that person earns any income, and how much. Therefore, those attempting to gain or continue receiving SSI benefits must report their earnings to the Social Security Administration.

Ohio Senator blasts new rule regarding social security transfers

Senator Sherrod Brown from Ohio has reacted unhappily to a new rule in the House of Representatives that will make it more difficult to transfer funds between the government's Social Security retirement account and the Social Security disability account. Brown, along with others from the Senate Democratic leadership, wrote a letter to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the rule is akin to holding the benefits of disabled people hostage, and urged that it be abandoned.

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