Leigh Dickey holds a law degree
from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from the University
of Chicago. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked as a legal aid lawyer in
Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. She assisted low-income clients with a variety of
problems, including problems with Medicaid and other public benefits.
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Articles By Elizabeth Dickey
Your SSI benefit may be terminated or lowered if you move to a nursing home where Medicaid pays for part of your stay.
Reopening an earlier disability claim can get your more money in backpay benefits.
Here are some tips on answering questions in the SSI disability application.
If you have severe aplastic anemia, a myelodysplastic syndrome, granulocytopenia, or myelofibrosis, you may qualify for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or SSI.
In general, Social Security will negotiate a payment plan with you so you can pay back an overpayment of disability benefits.
Here are some tips on how to fill out the Application for Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI).
Children with severe depression who come from low-income families might qualify for SSI disability benefits.
Children with anxiety severe enough to significantly disrupt their daily life can qualify for SSI disability benefits.
Some children with severe asthma and low income will be able to get SSI disability benefits.
Social Security disability payments may give you too much income for Medicaid, but most states have buy-in and spend-down programs to help you qualify.