Category Archives: Claim Issues

Income chart for Children’s SSI

Social Security has posted on it’s website an income chart for children’s SSI eligibility.  While there are lots of exceptions and other asset requirements that may affect eligibility, the chart gives you a good idea of how much income a family can make and the child still be eligible for SSI.  The full rules can be found here

 

Gross monthly income BELOW the dollar amounts shown means a disabled child may be eligible for SSI benefits.

Amounts given are general guidelines only.

Number of
ineligible
children in
household
All income is earned All income is unearned
One parent in
household
Two parents in
household
One parent in
household
Two parents in
household
0

$ 3,009

$ 3,731

$ 1,482

$ 1,843

1

$ 3,370

$ 4,092

$ 1,843

$ 2,204

2

$ 3,731

$ 4,453

$ 2,204

$ 2,565

3

$ 4,092

$ 4,814

$ 2,565

$ 2,926

4

$ 4,453

$ 5,175

$ 2,926

$ 3,287

5

$ 4,874

$ 5,536

$ 3,287

$ 3,648

6

$ 5,175

$ 5,897

$ 3,648

$ 4,009

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SSA adds 25 more compassionate allowances

http://www.ssa.gov/news.htm#cal

1.      Angiosarcoma

2.      Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor

3.      Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction

4.      Coffin- Lowry Syndrome

5.      Esthesioneuroblastoma

6.      Giant Axonal Neuropathy

7.      Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome

8.      Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma

9.      Joubert Syndrome

10.     Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis

11.     Liposarcoma- metastatic or recurrent

12.     Malignant Ectomesenchymoma

13.     Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor

14.     Marshall-Smith Syndrome

15.     Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor- Grade III

16.     Pallister-Killian Syndrome

17.     Progressive Bulbar Palsy

18.     Prostate Cancer – Hormone Refractory Disease – or with visceral metastases

19.     Revesz Syndrome

20.     Seckel Syndrome

21.     Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome

22.     Small Cell Cancer of the Thymus

23.     Soft Tissue Sarcoma- with distant metastases or recurrent

24.     X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease

25.     X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

With these 25 conditions, there are now 225 compassionate allowances.  Compassionate allowances allow your claim to be fast tracked for a decision by Social Security and require less medical documentation.

 

Please contact me with any questions about a compassionate allowance claim or with your disability questions.

SSA Begins Processing Claims for Same-Sex Couples | NOSSCR

SSA is encouraging all potential recipients to apply for benefits now, in order establish a protective filing date. SSA employees have been instructed to accept all claims, including those from couples who not only have been married but are in civil unions or registered domestic partnerships. The SSA instructions encourage individuals to apply if they believe they may be eligible.

Currently, SSA is processing claims for spouses of retired workers if the couple is married and currently domiciled in a state that recognizes same sex marriages. For all other claims, potential recipients are encouraged to apply to preserve a filing date, but their claims will be held and not processed until SSA issues further instructions on processing and paying these claims.  All instructions from SSA must first be approved by the Department of Justice.

SSA intends to take an incremental approach to processing and paying claims for same sex spouses, and their children, beginning with retirement benefits, and moving to survivor and lump sum death payments.

SSA’s website has a link to information for same sex couples: http://www.ssa.gov/doma. 

 

 

SSA Begins Processing Claims for Same-Sex Couples | NOSSCR.

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