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Old 10-19-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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I thought $750 was the FBR (Federal Benefit Rate) and hence the maximum for SSI.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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My father turns to 66 soon, and he is ready for applying for retirement paycheck soon (low income, came to USA less than 15 years, so his estimated retirement paycheck is less than $400 per month). He applied for medicare last year, his full retirement age is 66 years old.

I am wondering how to apply for SSI along the retirement paycheck.

Thanks.
Go to your county health and human services office (or whatever they call it).

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I thought $750 was the FBR (Federal Benefit Rate) and hence the maximum for SSI.
It is.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a State program, but funded by the federal government out of the General Fund and administered by the Social Security Administration. Social Security's only real involvement is issuing the checks and maintaining the database.

It's quite common for many retirees to receive both SSI and OASI.

Note that you do not get SSI plus OASI.

In other words, he will not receive a check for $750 plus a check for $400.

He gets $750, of which $400 is paid by OASI and $350 by SSI. SSI beneficiaries get COLAs just like OASI and OADI beneficiaries do.

One reason for going to the county office instead of applying on-line is that he will need to apply for SNAP benefits and for Medicaid, so he might as well go to one location and complete all the paperwork.

Additionally, the office will have a list of all senior housing options available under HUD Section 8.

Taking the utility allowance into consideration and depending on where he actually lives, it will limit his rent payments to about $118 to $230 per month.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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My father turns to 66 soon, and he is ready for applying for retirement paycheck soon (low income, came to USA less than 15 years, so his estimated retirement paycheck is less than $400 per month). He applied for medicare last year, his full retirement age is 66 years old.

I am wondering how to apply for SSI along the retirement paycheck.

Thanks.
How is he applying for SSI if he hasn't even been in the USA 15 years? Isn't there something wrong there?
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:44 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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How is he applying for SSI if he hasn't even been in the USA 15 years? Isn't there something wrong there?
In general, a person who is "Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence", and has 40 quarters of creditable work, is eligible for SSI

See https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/spotlights/s...n-citizens.htm for details.
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Old 10-20-2018, 02:38 AM
 
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Yes it is only about $800. a month. My son is disabled do to some accidents over the years. He has no job at all and so no income. He applied almost a year ago and was told he would have to wait about 18 months more for a hearing meanwhile he keeps having surgeries and things get worse. He turns 50 this year.
It's higher in California where they give a food stamp allotment in the check. Though since it's only about 10% of what you'd get if you actually signed up for food stamps, I believed the law changed this year. One on SSi can sign up for both now


Dad gets $400 in earned Social Security so that is going to be the first part of his SSI check with the State making up the difference
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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Yes, I knew some folks on SSI that were under 65. VERY low-income people, with "some" kind of disability. I guess the OP's father will get more on SSI than SS? I thought SSI was only about $800 a month...
No, my father is only getting medicare now, and is ready for filing retirement paycheck (estimate amount less than $400 per month).

Who can qualify for SSI? Does it require to be blind or disabled?

Can a low income senior person (66 years old, but no blind/disabled) qualify?

Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:46 AM
 
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Yes it is only about $800. a month. My son is disabled do to some accidents over the years. He has no job at all and so no income. He applied almost a year ago and was told he would have to wait about 18 months more for a hearing meanwhile he keeps having surgeries and things get worse. He turns 50 this year.
Very sad that genuine needs are suspect because of massive abuse of the system bogging down the process. I lived on a street in rural MS where nearly everyone was on or trying to get disability. (They all seemed to be related, too. Probably another subject.)
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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Yes, I knew some folks on SSI that were under 65. VERY low-income people, with "some" kind of disability. I guess the OP's father will get more on SSI than SS? I thought SSI was only about $800 a month...
I thought if you were disabled and turn your retirement age it automatically changes to SS at the same rate you got on SSI or SSD, You can't get both. There is some assistance to pay for drugs though. You can get medicaid and medicare together.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:23 AM
 
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Yes it is only about $800. a month. My son is disabled do to some accidents over the years. He has no job at all and so no income. He applied almost a year ago and was told he would have to wait about 18 months more for a hearing meanwhile he keeps having surgeries and things get worse. He turns 50 this year.
When you wait for disability you go through all your savings while waiting. Many people bankrupt, lose their homes in some states. It helps to get a lawyer because they can get through the runaround better. Your agent handling your case is always out. They change you to a different agent every time you call. You get denied more than once. It took about 3 years using a lawyer the last year for my husband. When he turned 65 his disability turned to SS. One problem, we thought we had to wait till 65 got supplemental insurance but got the wrong info from insurance companies so we ended up spending about $10,000 out of pocket on emergency room and hospital stays.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:35 AM
 
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keep in mind , ssi is not ssdi which is social security disability .ssi is supplementary ss payments and is a welfare program administered by ss. they are two different things compared to what the op is asking .
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