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
Only children with very severe anxiety will be approved for SSI disability benefits.
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).
The SGA limit does not apply to those already receiving SSI disability, but the SSI income limit does.
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.
Some children with severe asthma and low income will be able to get SSI disability benefits.
If you have a very good reason for missing your appeal deadline, Social Security won't make you start a new application.
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants, known as “CAPI,” is a California program that provides monthly cash benefits to disabled (or elderly) people who would be eligible for SSI except for their immigration status.
Children with intellectual disorder, low IQ, or mental retardation can qualify for SSI disability benefits if their intellectual functioning is so limited that it severely affects their life.
Children with cerebral palsy can get SSI benefits if they have severe motor problems.