When people discuss certain government programs, they often refer simply to being on "disability" or "Social Security." However, the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees numerous different programs that are all governed by different federal statutes and regulations, and may also be implemented through state-based government agencies. This is true of the two major benefits programs the SSA administers in Georgia for those who have a disability that precludes them from working. The first of these is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and the second is Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Certain government programs are in place to help a percentage of Georgia citizens who are unable to work for one-reason-or-another. These programs are always tight on funding. However, good news for Georgia Medicaid recipients can down through the Georgia state branch of legislation recently. Medicaid is to receive approximately a $900 million dollar boost in funding.
The importance of understanding that there are different types of disability benefits and different ways of qualifying through the Social Security Administration cannot be overstated. There are two primary types of disability benefits offered by the Social Security Administration to protect disabled individuals and their families: Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income. Although each program provides assistance to disabled individuals, different groups of disabled individuals may qualify for one set of benefits over another.
A previous post recently discussed the differences between Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability insurance. It may be useful to further explore the differences between these two programs. The benefits provided by SSI may not be familiar to everyone, but can be important to disabled individuals who do not meet the work history requirement to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but can meet the economic requirements to qualify for SSI benefits.
Both Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disabilitybenefits provide assistance to disabled individuals who meet the federal definition of "disability."However, our readers may wonder what the differences between SSI and SSD are. There are similarities and differences between the two programs, and determining what benefits you may qualify for can depend on an understanding of the similarities and differences. It is generally important for disabled individuals to be able to obtain the benefits they badly need, so it is worth understanding the similarities and differences and how you may qualify for benefits.
Recipients of Social Security, including Supplemental Security Income, will receive a cost-of-living increase for next year after no increase in 2016. The Social Security Administration recently announced the 0.3 percent increase for 2017, which will begin in December for recipients of Supplemental Security Income. Benefits were last adjusted in 2014.
This blog has spent some time recently discussing a number of issues related to the important topic of children and disability benefits. In addition to the importance of understanding how to apply for benefits, how to appeal a denial of benefits and what the application process entails, there are a few additional details, such as the periodic review process, that are important to be familiar with because of how important disability benefits for children can be for many families.
The process of seeking Supplemental Security Income disability benefits through the Social Security Administration for a child's disability can be complex, as recently discussed in this blog, but can also be extremely important for the child's welfare. It is helpful to take a closer look at the process of applying for, and obtaining, benefits. The Social Security Administration evaluates several different considerations including the child's medical condition and financial circumstances.
There are a variety of options in Georgia to help disabled individuals with some of their needs. If you have disabilities you may have heard of different benefits that may be available to you, including Medicaid, but may have wondered what it is. In general, Medicaid is available for disabled individuals who do not have income sufficient to meet the cost of their medical care, low-income families, the aged and blind, as well as others.
Disabled individuals facing certain challenges should be familiar with both disability options and options that may help them with their health care needs. Medicaid is a health insurance program for low income individuals and individuals of limited resources that is both state and federally funded. Medicaid is available to disabled individuals, as well as aged individuals, the blind and children who are eligible to receive federally assisted income maintenance payments.