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SSI: The Life That It Is (less or more)

This online support group is for the disabled assigned to SSI there are few opportunities, most rent living space from relatives.

This group was started by a member of the Caring.com community. Here are additional resources for this topic:

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oldtimer3 said...

15 days ago

Wife was receiving SSI and I was her fulltime caregiver. She recently passed away and wasn't even qualified for the lousy 255 burial. Since she was struck down by MS at a early age, wasn't able to work, I am not eligible for survivor benefits. I am 60 and stuck between a rock and a very hard wall!

4 days ago

miketh2005 said...

3 months ago

I'm not sure how to ask questions on this site....

My dad has $10,000 in his bank account and wants to apply for SSI. Can he transfer the money to his son this month and apply next month, or is there a look back period which he isn't allowed to transfer money for a few months?

Thank you!

4 months ago

I am at a loss as to what to do. I have had to give up so much for SSI, lifestyle, marriage. Now as of lately my challenge is too much. My medicaid provider is continually declining medications that are needed. I am getting to where I will not be able to function on my own.. My pain medication that was allowing me to do things is taken away, per CDC guidelines. and also I have osteoporosis with the bones of a 90 year old, and I cannot get treatment. the rheumatologist filled out all the appropriate paperwork but it was declined. Soon I will not be able to go to thelaundromat, the store, clean house. I am devastated. If there is no cure offered for these problems then why do they take away all hope? Clearly eugenics is all I see,, I have been culled from the bunch and just left to die.

tom mccarthy said...

4 months ago

I am terminally ill with liver cancer, I am currently 60 yrs old collecting SSD my wife is 62 but does not have enough work "credits" to collect ss. What do we do to get her my benifits ?

lazykatz said...

4 months ago

Crna1ab said...

5 months ago

My girlfriend is on SSI and Medicaid. I want to buy a house and put her on deed as 25% owner. What if any problems does this pose. We will share in the living expenses. Thank you!

eileen5960 said...

7 months ago

I have a child that is now 24 she lives with me. I just helped her apply for ssI, she is mentally challanged. when they added up all my bills they divided them by 3 because there are 3 adults in the house. then they said because her third would be higher then what she willl get the 733.00 they consider me taking care of her and lowered it to 488.00 how crazy is this. does any one know how close do I need to be to this 733.00 without going over that they will give her the whole thing. Like will 655.00 be good as a third of the bills

lazykatz said...

7 months ago

sylvia1959 said...

7 months ago

hey everybody-let's sart some new convos these are years old and i KNOW there are folks out there with ss stuff to discuss-ask-or inform-me i will need disability well before i ever get it

lazykatz said...

7 months ago

sylvia1959 said...

7 months ago

sayhello said...

8 months ago

Anybody on SSI and live in California?

lazykatz said...

8 months ago

Peace on Earth said...

about 1 year ago

I am a recipient of Medicare, Medicaid & SSI. I have a paid off house where I am living now. Since I do not have any income other $ 733.00 of SSI ( Supplemental Security Income) per month, and 40% of this amount went to my monthly LEASED CAR payment. ( There is NO public transportation in my city ) Since I do not have any kids, I am thinking of REVERSE MORTGAGES to take out 50% of my house value to pay off my LEASING CAR, and to do some HOME IMPROVEMENTS. Please kindly advise: HOW I PROCEED THIS OPTION WITHOUT HAVE ANY IMPACT to any of my benefits that I receive now. Thanks all in advanced.

lazykatz said...

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

hi,today is july 22,2015,yesterday my son went to court with his lawyer to fight for his ssi.because he is unable to work,hes not allowed to live more then 10 lbs,hes not allowed to drive.never had a chance to drive,hes just 22 years old,hes been real sad ever since he has got pain,and sicker in his body due to back problems,and other problems due to his sickness,and he will talk more to anyone about what hes going threw, i am donise his mom, i am writing for him at this time,but i will have him come on after hes received any messages from anyone going threw this, and anyone that can talk to him,on this sickness and he feels all alone here,we have no support groups here in new york were we are visting at this time, we are looking here on the internet of any one going threw what he is and if there is anyone on here that has gone to court in front of a ssi judge to fight with your own lawyer for you and have you received your ssi? or are you still waiting for your SSI? the judge said my son and his lawyer would have to wait 6 weeks for his decision,in the mean time my son is already stressing. i know God tells us not to worry,.... but i know God in heaven want us to support each other. there must be more people out there that is going threw things my son is feeling like and feeling discouraged. he really want to talk to others that can support him,by telling of your or others telling him your story. he would feel better alot better to know hes not the only one in the whole wide world feeling like this,and that hes not alone. please help anyone? thank you love donise grace. you can write us on here thank you and talk more. july 22,2015 wed 9:23 pm tonight.we would love to hear your story.its called working together,helping each other.guiding and showing love. thanks for reading and please write us right away,i am thinking also of starting a support group on facebook for this cause. my son is son a senior.hes just beginning his life.lets help each not only helping seniors but teens and young adults too.lets not forget we all need help,with many things in our lives. lets be gods children and help each other,. in Yahweh name amen

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

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