Did you know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently changed their rules about how pandemic-related financial assistance can affect a person's eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or monthly SSI benefit amount? If not, this is some good news. Previously, SSA had been counting many types of assistance as income and resources for SSI purposes, … [Read more...] about Good News on Recent Change for SSI Recipients & Applicants
In mid August, the Senate passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, followed by a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint reconciliation bill passed on party-lines that would make it possible to expand education, child care, climate change initiatives and health care, including many key improvements to Medicare. While the road ahead to passage could be arduous, if the House … [Read more...] about Tell Congress to Say Yes to Medicare Improvements ~ Now is the Time!
Have you heard of the new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB)? It is a temporary Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help eligible families and households who are struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides discounts on services and devices, and will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual … [Read more...] about Do You or Someone You Know Need Internet Access? Emergency Broadband Benefit May Help
Have you heard of the Golden State Grant? This is the most recent COVID-19 relief bill passed in California. It provides a one-time $600 state supplementary payment (SSP) grant to SSI seniors and people with disabilities. This payment is to help meet the high costs that over 1.1 million SSI recipients are struggling to pay during the pandemic. It also provides a one-time $600 … [Read more...] about Golden State Grant Provides Relief for Seniors & People with Disabilities on SSI
By early April, all eligible people should have received their third economic impact payment (EIP) from the IRS given as extra financial support during the COVID pandemic. For those receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it's important to know that the Social Security Administration will not count any of the EIPs as income, and the payments are excluded from resources … [Read more...] about All Three Rounds of Economic Impact Payments Are Not Counted as Income for SSI Recipients