Social Security Disability Definitions
Social Security Disability and SSI Overview
The Requirements for Disability
Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial
Disability Denials and Filing Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
Benefits through SSI disability
Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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Social Security disability and assets
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Are assets (meaning cars, cash, property etc.) important when you file a file a social security disability or SSI claim? Well, the answer depends on which disability program you are talking about.
Social security disability is a program that is based on being insured for disability benefits as a result of having worked long enough and having paid enough into the system. For social security disability, the assets you have are not an issue and do not enough get considered in the disability decision process.
SSI, however, is different. The Supplemental Security Income program (otherwise known as SSI) is based on need, therefore your resources and income have to be evaluated when your claim is filed.
Most often, when you file for Social Security Disability (not a need based program), you will be asked questions about income and resources to ascertain if you also may qualify for SSI. Why you might ask? Well, Social Security disability has a five-month waiting period in which you will not be paid a benefit even if you are approved, and you may be qualified to receive SSI during those months if you meet the income and resource limits.
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