Question about SSI Disability Benefits?

Stephanie - posted on 03/20/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )

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I was told when I first applied and was approved that my daughter and I could not live with her father and still receive benefits because he has a felony. I am trying to read up on the booklets and information I can see online but I can't find anything that says this. We want to live together and get married but my daughter relies on a nurse and we would prefer it if we could keep her disability medicaid. We don't really need her income we can save it for her. I would like to know if anyone knows anything about this or has had this problem?

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Kelley - posted on 04/04/2012

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You can apply for the Katie Beckett waiver. This allows children who once received ssi Medicaid, but don't anymore due to income to still receive it. You have to reapply every year. It is a timely and costly process, but is based purely on medical need.

Michele - posted on 03/23/2012

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That doesnt sound right at all .. What does his criminal record have to do with her disabilities ... My daughter has gotten ssi since she was born at 24 weeks ,however we were told that if my fiance (not my daughters bio father) and i got married we would lose her ssi and also her medicaid insurance which is the best coverage with ALL her meds,nursing ect. ... AGAIn it doesnt make sense why that would effect us that way either ... but i def have NEVER heard of someeones criminal record effecting ssi .. Maybe try calling a lawyer that deals with ssi

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Stephanie - posted on 04/22/2014

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I know it's been two years since I posted this. I did end up marrying her father and right after I went to the Social Security Office to notify them of the changes and I was able to keep Medicaid as a secondary insurance to my husbands work insurance. And with the income we have we still qualify for the same amount of SSI a month. So it worked out great. Which is very important to me because my daughter requires a lot of care.

Tia - posted on 04/22/2014

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When I was pregnant with my daughter I had IGR. And when she was born she was under weight. At Nine months I relize she was behind and not doing what regular babies should be doing.she wasn't sitting up or crawling at the right time so her Dr. Referred to early steps and they said she have Developmental Delay in areas so I Sign her up For SSI. Now I'm waiting to see is she eligble .

Sherry A - posted on 03/13/2014

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My son is 10and has ptsd and adhd I have trouble finding a babysister when I work.I am a single mother and I am scared I will loose my job. I haft to call out a lot because he gets so upset and I get scared something might hapen to him.I work 2 miles away from home a last week he showed up there. It may not seam like a big deal to some but he is 10 and he had to go acrose the enterstate to get to me. I am scared of what might happen if iam not there. I need to know if ssi helps with this disability.

Alyssa R - posted on 12/04/2013

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I have a question,hi my name is Alyssa and I had a c section when I was 35 weeks bc baby A heart dropped and baby B wasn't growing and they took them, They were in the Nicu for 2 weeks and they said that I could ssi for them.But I don't know what to do or start.And baby B is still low weight.

Martine - posted on 05/06/2013

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My daughter started getting ssi when she was 12 and she is now 16. We got her benefits when I was on unemployment to begin with, the benefits were adjusted per the unemployment income and there was no problem for years, she got 579 dollars per month. Now, in Jan 2013 I get a letter stating that she was over paid by 2000. dollars and that I need to pay it back. I wasn't quite sure why but I called and the rep said that the over payment was due to the fact that I rent a house at 500.00 per month and that the house fair market value for rent per the social security dept is 1000.00 per month, meaning that I have been gifted 500.00 per month by the family member I rent from. Now, I live in a very small family member owned house that needs much work and not just cosmetic work..structural work so such as windows, doors, insulation..etc. I was told by the rep that if I had the family member send in a statement saying that the fair market value of the home was only 500. that the benefits would go back up. He did that and now the rep says that the 2000. needs to be paid back due to the unemployment benefits which were 275. per week but then went down to 224. per week. She said that now that was the reason even though my paperwork had always been submitted and I have always been truthful about the unemployment benefits. So, her payments went from the 579. to 304 to 291 and now I just got a letter in the mail on sat saying she will only get 5.00 per month. I am wondering if this is some sort of cruel joke as this money is what paid all of the house bills, my electric, gas, water, phone and we are barely surviving on that. We have oil heat and we freeze in winter and when the fuel banks cannot help because they say they have no more oil or money to help with ...we freeze and I have to use space heaters. My electric bill was 800. and I used half my unemployment every month to pay it down. This is unbelievable and right now, I got this letter 1 day after my daughter had been admitted into the hospital where she is right now per her disability. What is going on? My utilities will be shut off and I will not be able to even get close to paying any bills. I cannot work as she is a full time job. What do I do now? I can't afford a social security lawyer.

Carisa - posted on 05/06/2012

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I lost my daughters SSI Income when I had to go on workers comp and then started back up after returning to work. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is just so confusing I don't understand it. We are fighting with them about a $4,000 overpayment that they cant explain to us. Just so crazy!

Grandma Linda - posted on 05/05/2012

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No you will not lose her income! My son has a felony and has a disabled child with SSI!!

Momma O - posted on 04/30/2012

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I just spoke with a lady last month at my local Social Security Dept./Office because my hubby qualified for SSD. I also inquired about SSI at that time. The lady told me (long story short) that my ex who is wanted by 3 states for money owed, is also on the run with 3 active warrents one of which is a felony that if he filed for SSI and had little to no income and/or was medically needy that he would qualify and receive both SSI money and full medicaid. She said that this used to not be this way but a few yrs ago someone sued the federal govt over this and won thus making them change the law. So unless their saying that your man is disqualifying your child due to money it makes no sense to me. If my ex can receive SSI and full Medicaid and he has the felony warrent then your daughter should not be effected by your man's issue's unless it's the fact of him making to much money. Furthermore make sure who ever told you this was not saying so by thinking out dated information. Talk to someone else. Good Luck!

Michele - posted on 04/04/2012

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I think the whole thing is redic ,me and my bf not being able to get married !!! I understand the income thing but he lost his job a few months ago and is on unemployment and is not her bio father (who btw has never paid a dime of child support) My daughter will still be disable and need medical insurance whether or not we r married ... Just like it doest matter if someones a felon .. does that change the fact that the child is sick ???? Of course not !!!!

Kelli - posted on 04/04/2012

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I always wondered what would happen if they dropped my daughter due to income. She is not eligible for any other insurance due to her disabilities. What is a parent to do?

Kelli - posted on 04/04/2012

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I know that income definitely affects it as well as savings or bonds etc. Anything that is considered collateral.

Beth - posted on 04/03/2012

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I have no idea about the felony part. If you do get married your new husband's income will be counted to determine eligibility for SSI for you daughter though.

Joanne - posted on 04/02/2012

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There might be an issue if it is a drug conviction, but still should just be if he was the one receiving the check.

Kelley - posted on 03/24/2012

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That is not true. It is only the parent who's name appears on the check beside the child's that cannot have a felony. Now, as for qualifying, social security uses everyone's income in the household to determine if you meet financial eligibility.

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