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Qualifying for SSD/SSI Benefits Archives

What's the difference between workers' compensation SSD benefits?

Ohio residents may be aware that people who have been injured, and, due to the severity of their conditions, cannot work, may be eligible to receive certain government benefits. There are a few programs geared to ensuring that those who are too disabled to work have some safety net that will allow them to support themselves in some fashion. Two of these programs are worker's compensation and Social Security Disability (SSD). The question may then arise: what is the difference between these two programs?

Medicaid expansion may be behind decreasing SSI applications

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called "Obamacare," expands the categories of people eligible to receive Medicaid. Medicaid is the government's free insurance system that is meant to be utilized by those individuals who are not provided health insurance through the workplace, and cannot afford to buy it elsewhere. While some states have balked at participating in this expansion, Ohio has followed the federal law and allowed more of its citizens to become eligible for the Medicaid program.

Ohio veterans have different SSD benefit eligibility rules

The federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report recently showing than a number of military veterans receive military retirement benefits, as well as veteran's and social security disability (SSD) payments. The report put the number of so-called "triple dippers" at somewhere around 60,000. While some are concerned about the amount of money being spent in these instances, others point out that the benefits are retirement pay earned through years of service, and the veterans are often disabled due to injuries suffered in the line of duty.

What information do I need to apply for SSD in Ohio?

Being disabled and unable to work is difficult enough for most Ohioans. Then, to receive benefits from the federal Social Security Administration (SSA), you have to fill out an application with all the correct information needed to ensure you meet the requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This application can be made a few different ways, including in person, over the phone or online. In any event, there is some basic information you will need if you want to create as complete an application as you can.

What rights do I have when I apply for SSI?

Residents of Ohio, like residents of any other U.S. state have certain rights to benefits from the federal government, if they meet the requirements set out in federal regulations and statutes. One of those benefits programs is the Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI. SSI is a program under which the federal government pays an amount out of the general treasury (as opposed to the social security trust fund) to persons who are disabled, blind, and have limited resources. So, what rights do you have when you wish to attempt to qualify for SSI benefits?

What is the difference between SSD and SSI benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two programs that may help struggling Ohio residents. While they have similar-sounding acronyms, and are both meant to help people who can't work, there are some important differences between them.

SSA needs more tools to deal with representative payee fraud

Many of those who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) suffer from mental impairments that might prevent their being able to properly handle their money. In these cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allows another person to collect their benefit checks, and they are supposed to use the funds for the beneficiaries care.

Funding, not unemployed, SSDI's main problem

It almost seems intuitive. If you were a worker in Ohio and you lost your job in the last few years, and obtained unemployment insurance, what might you do when your unemployment was exhausted? With jobs in the Columbus area still hard to come by, maybe you would look for some other benefit program, such as the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.

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