Being A Representative Payee

Q: Last year I started receiving Social Security benefits for my adult disabled son and just received a form asking how his benefits were used during the year. What is this about? A: A person receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on behalf of a child or adult is their representative payee. Representative…
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Earnings And Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Q: How do earnings reduce Supplemental Security Income amounts? A: This question is about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and does not apply to Social Security benefits. Supplemental Security Income is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. It is designed to help people aged 65 and over as well as blind and…
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Comparing Social Security And SSI

Q: How is SSI different from Social Security? A: Starting with a short answer, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security are completely different programs. A person can receive both if meeting the separate rules of each. In no particular order, here are more differences between these two programs. Work is at the core of…
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Red Book For 2016 Now Online

If you return to work while receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, be sure to report the work to your local SSA office. Doing this is very important. Work incentives are special rules to help people return to work when receiving disability benefits through either of these programs. Available work incentives…
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Can I Apply For Social Security Disability If Working?

Q: Can someone who is disabled but working full time apply for Social Security Disability? A: The Social Security definition of disability is based on ability to work plus other requirements. Shown below, see the steps followed in making a disability decision and note that three of the five basic questions involve ability to work.…
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