What is Supplemental Security Income? I have a booklet from SS on it and it never says what it is. Would it have anything to do with getting an extra SS benefit because I have a child under 18 years old?
Hello and and thank you for your question. For over 34 years, I have answered questions just like yours. And I look forward to assisting you. YES it could. Note, SSI is supplemental disability income for disabled children under 18 or for persons over 18 that do not qualify for SS disablity benefits because they have not worked enough and earned enough credits. Note, it is a form of welfare. Also, seniors who are collecting very little from SS retirement may also qualify. So if you are a SS recipient, and have a minor child, you would probably qualify for an additioinal benefit. But you must inquire in person at any SSA office.
So just by the fact that I have a child under 18 does not mean I would get and additional benefit for the child if I have too much savings for example?
That is correct as SSI is an asset based program. Likewise, is is a form of welfare. Thanks for understanding.
34 plus years of SSD practice