There are many federal government benefit programs available to individuals with disabilities. Programs are often referred to by confusing acronyms (LIHEAP, SNAP, QMB, to name just a few) and some programs are very different but sound similar (for instance, Medicare and Medicaid or SSI and SSDI). Stop in each week for spotlights on different benefit programs. Today, we take a look at SSI:
Supplemental Security Income
Benefit: Cash benefit to low-income individuals with a disability or who are elderly
Asset Limit: $2,000, single; $3,000, couple. Exemptions for: home, vehicle, burial arrangements
Income Limit: In 2019, $771/mo (single) or $1,157/mo (couple) Income reduces benefit.
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