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"Hello, I was wondering if the state of Hawaii or federal offers any assistance or tax credits for resident of Hawaii. I currently am working but on hard times and finding it hard to make ends meet. I do have 20% or more hearing loss in both ears from birth. I appreciate your time and any information you can provide me with. Aloha Thanks"
I am not sure about tax credits or assistance in Hawaii. However, if you are inquiring about Social Security disability benefits, you may or may not be able to receive disability benefits based upon your 20% bilateral hearing loss. Social Security disability is based upon two factors: a severe medically verifiable impairment and the inability to perform substantial work activity.
You stated that you are working; my next question would be how many hours a week are you working and how much do you earn. If you are earning more than $1010.00 gross per month, you would not be eligible for Social Security disability no matter what your medical impairment is. If you are earning under that amount, you may be eligible for disability benefits. You would have to file an application for disability benefits and go through the medical disability process to determine if your hearing loss meets the severity requirements of the Social Security disability program
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SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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