Can my daughter receive SSDI benefits based on both parents’ records?
Full question: I am divorced. I have a child on SSI who lives with me. Recently her mother applied for her Social Security retirement and we were notified we could apply for SSDI. I am eligible for SS Retirement, but have not yet applied. If I apply will my daughter receive SSDI benefits on both…Read More
Will earned income impact my Social Security benefits?
Full question: I’m looking to publish my own book, but I’m concerned that if my sales will only be enough to negate my SSI, that I will be left destitute. My research says that royalties such as from book sales are not counted as income for SSI, but I find it prudent to seek outside…Read More
If a child is disabled before the age of 22 are they eligible to collect SSI or an adult disabled child benefit?
Full question: Client has an autistic child who is now 22 years old. He has never collected Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI). Client now wonders if his son would qualify for Social Security Disability. His son is unable to work. I have researched Disability Benefits and Benefits for children with disabilities on ssa.gov. I believe…Read More
I had an overpayment with Social Security and haven’t received a check since September. What should I do?
Full question: I have an overpayment with Social Security. I am on SSI. There is no question on whether or not I qualify. My medical records speak for themselves. They cut my checks off in September of last year saying I had to give them a spend down. I was told I would still get…Read More
What does average monthly expenses for the ‘entire’ household mean on an SSI change of address form?
Hello, I assume you are being asked this in relationship to your living arrangement. Living arrangements, and the expenses associated with it, are a factor used to determine how much Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you can get. This means your SSI benefits may vary depending on where you live: your own house, apartment, or mobile…Read More