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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My mentally disabled daughter is on SSI, she is currently in

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My mentally disabled daughter is on SSI, she is currently in care home in Sacramento.
If I move out of state and want to take my daughter to live with me, what kind of benefits
will be available for her. Will she still be able to get benefits like she has now. SSI, medical coverage, etc.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

Yes, SSI is federal, not state, so she will get her SSI. California has a state supplement to that, that she will lose, but the new state she is going to may have one, so you will want to look into that.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

If she is on medicaid, through the current state, CA, that will change and she will have to apply in her new state. Some states automatically provide state medicaid to those that are on SSI, while others make her apply anew - so check that out in your state. This can be done at your local medical assistance office. You may want to speak to them in advance so that any delays in applying in the new state can be minimized.

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