Can single disabled (ssi) mom get some kind of benifit for her kids?

Kimberly - posted on 04/08/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello I am 40 and disabled n I have raised my 2 girls who are now 13 n 15 n I collect ssi for my disability and everyone will telll me I can get ssi for them as well to help me cause its so hard living n supporting them especially the older they get n when i look online I cant fid anything saying kids get a check a some kind jus cause im on ssi any information either way would b great.... i am in Indiana n I have never been able to find anything and I was just told I was a lazy mom for not getting these so called checks for my kids lol ug ... Thankyou for any advise u can give ... I have a heart condition nerve damage in my back n chronic pstd.... Kimmey

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Angelina - posted on 09/20/2012

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I currently recieve ssi and my children cant get anything, its really sad. I have had four heart surgeries, I didnt have enough work credits for complete disiblity so I get ssi...ITs not fair to the children that thier mother has a disibilty and they have to suffer..I am 36 and went my whole life ignoring the problem and raising my kids not knowing i would wind up back in the hospital for a fourth open heart due to an anyursm in my aortic valve....sad, well I havent been the same sence, I have a mechanical valve now have to be on blood thinners for the rest of my life....I went from a happy 36 yr old mother to a bitter 90 yr old lady!!!! ugh help..just wanna finish raising my kids and be able to pay the bills

Susan - posted on 04/10/2012

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Hi Kim, here's the scoop. Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is only for the disabled individual. Minor children with a single disabled parent who receives SSI may qualify for State assistance through your local Social Services office (usually the same place you'd apply for foodstamps). In WI it's called the Caretaker Supplement for example, and is $250/month for the 1St child and $150 thereafter.

Now, children with a parent (doesn't have to be a single parent) who receives Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSD, can possibly qualify for an auxiliary benefit. However, SSD, which is based on a person's work history and "insured" status, is very different from SSI, which is a needs -based program for disabled adults, disabled children, and aged adults over 65 who are not "insured" for Social Security Retirement benefits.

You don't need a lawyer just make an appointment at your local Social Security office! And don't forget to also make an appt with the local welfare office to check on anything available for your kids. Be sure to take along your SSI benefit verification statement along fo

Good luck!

Kimberly - posted on 04/10/2012

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When you're approved for disability your children automatically are Approved, ssi should contact you. That is if you have worked and paid taxes. The first place to start is with your ssi worker. Good luck

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HT - posted on 08/14/2013

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I have a close friend now in her 50's who has had five aortic aneurysms. She told me the stats today that most don't make it with one. I said, "don't you feel blessed, then, that you made it through five?" And I realized instantly it was a stupid thing to say. As an ex heart patient, I should have known. As anunrecognized disabled person after a car accident a few months ago, with no monetary compensation, I understand how you feel and I'm so very sorry. :(

Kathy - posted on 04/10/2012

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I took a class at a local college on insurance. and the gentleman that taught the class was retired. His wife found out she was prenant at 53 and he was 10 years older than her. Because he is retired, once he reached 65 his son became eligable for ssi. So you may have a claim. There are ssi attorneys advertising on tv all the time and they will initially meet with you to review your claim. Its worth the effort to call and ask if you have a claim. Its only one phone call.

Bekah - posted on 04/10/2012

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You can get SSI for your children back to when you started SSI ... Get a hold of a social security lawyer who can help you file.

My children receive SSI on their father at a percentage of what he gets.

Sofia - posted on 04/09/2012

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I dont think it's SSI that your children would qualify for. I think it's Welfare that they can receive. Either way, start by going to your local Depart of Human Service office and speak with a worker. They might be able to help.

Sofia - posted on 04/09/2012

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I dont think it's SSI that your children would qualify for. I think it's Welfare that they can receive. Either way, start by going to your local Depart of Human Service office and speak with a worker. They might be able to help.

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