Special Needs News | July, 2024

More People to Qualify for SSI Under New Rental Subsidy Rule

The Social Security Administration has published a final rule simplifying and expanding its rental subsidy program for Supplemental Security Income that is likely to allow more people to qualify for benefits.

I’m on SSDI. Can I Work and Keep My Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration offers several programs to encourage disability benefits recipients to hold a job. The best-known program is Ticket to Work. Although the program is somewhat complicated, it provides people on disability the opportunity to work without losing their SSDI benefits.

What Assets Count When Applying for SSI?

To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an applicant can have no more than $2,000 in assets. However, not all assets count towards the $2,000 limit.

Impairment-Related Work Expenses and Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) both allow working beneficiaries to deduct certain work-related expenses from their countable income, making it easier to qualify for benefits or, in the case of SSI, to receive a larger payment.