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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Archives

How SSI benefits may affect tax filings


As many New Jersey residents already know, April is the month to file your taxes or request an extension. If you have been thinking about seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or already receive these benefits, you may be wondering how they may affect your taxes. Since many couples file their taxes together, it may not be clear how one or both spouses SSI benefits can affect tax filings. The short answer is that most people's taxes will be affected by SSI benefits that they receive.

Are non-citizens eligible for SSI?


Supplemental security income offers a safety net to those in need - people who are blind, disabled or of limited financial means. But how far does the protection of this Supplemental Security Income extend? Does a New Jersey resident also have to be a United States citizen to qualify? Or can non-citizens living in New Jersey likewise benefit from the program? To learn the answer, keep reading.

We help New Jerseyans obtain Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income is a need-based financial benefit that can help New Jersey kids and disabled adults. But obtaining those benefits can be easier said than done. That is because SSI benefits contain many requirements that an applicant must satisfy before they can begin receiving the benefit. These requirements can be intimidating.

Children can qualify for SSI benefits too

Life's troubles do not just strike adults. They also visit children. But, fortunately, New Jersey children suffering from a disability can get help in the form of supplemental security income. To learn more about the rules for children to receive SSI benefits, keep reading.

What changes must a person receiving SSI report to the SSA?

For many New Jersey residents, simply obtaining SSI benefits can be a headache. The application can be long and detailed. The government often incorrectly denies the application, forcing the need for an appeal. So when a New Jersey resident finally gets the good news, it can be a relief. It can feel like the end of the process. But it isn't. New Jersey residents have an ongoing duty to report changes in their situation. Those changes could spell the end of a person's benefits.

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Many New Jerseyans know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits. But, less know that the SSA offers both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This post will dive more deeply into what SSI is and who is eligible to receive it.

Continuing disability reviews with SSI benefits

For New Jersey residents who are receiving Social Security disability benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) there might be a sense of relief when they are approved, but it is important to know about maintaining benefits. When applying for SSI benefits, it must be remembered that the Social Security Administration will have continuing disability reviews. These are reviews of the disability or blindness to determine whether or not the claimant remains disabled or blind. If the problem that spurred the benefits to be provided has dissipated, then they will be stopped.

My child has a disability, are they eligible for SSI benefits?

Most parents will do whatever it takes to take care of and provide for their children. Eventually for most parents, their child will grow up and be able to get a job, thus giving themselves the opportunity to provide for themselves.

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