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If one has excess resources, can they still get SSI benefits?

Not every case in which a person is seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in New Jersey is easy to navigate. Everyone has a different situation and the circumstances can make it difficult and confusing as to whether they can get benefits under this program or not. The basic requirements are that SSI is for individuals over the age of 65, who are blind, disabled and meet the income and resource limits. For some, however, they might meet all the criteria except for having excess resources. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) understands this and can give a person conditional payments if they have excess resources.

Did your company deny your ERISA benefits? Your rights to a claim

You require ERISA benefits after you retire. Perhaps you face the need for a surgical operation or believe you should receive to a specific amount of biweekly payments, but your former company denies your request for compensation for your surgery or miscalculated your required payments.

Woman faces problems when her SSI benefits stop

When a person in New Jersey is suffering from a disability, blindness or is 65 or older and has limited income and limited resources, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is an option to help them. While the rules are clear as to how people can get SSI benefits, there are important requirements when applying for SSI benefits and when receiving SSI benefits so the person can retain them without interruption. For those whose application is denied or who were getting the benefits and find them stopped, it is important to know what steps to take to try and deal with the situation for a better outcome.

Exceptions for SSI benefits eligibility when institutionalized

New Jersey residents who are seeking or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) should be aware of the rules that regulate who can receive the benefits. Since SSI-related benefits are for people who are blind, disabled or 65 and older, there are times that some who fit into these categories will need to be institutionalized. With SSI, it is imperative to know that the benefits will generally stop if the recipient is institutionalized. Being a resident in an institution that is considered "public" meaning that it is a state or federal facility with the person being there for a full calendar month will render them ineligible for SSI. However, there are exceptions that can allow the benefits to continue.

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