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SSI benefits in Kentucky



 
If you apply for disability in Kentucky or any state (the system is federal and standardized), and are subsequently awarded disability benefits from SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), then the amount you will receive will be based on your insured status for title II (Social Security) benefits and how much you have earned and paid into the system via fica taxes. If you are awarded SSI disability benefits, then you may receive whatever happens to be the current maximum monthly SSI benefit. The current amount can be found here: SSI monthly benefit amount.

The question, of course, will be whether or not a person will actually receive the maximum amount that the SSI program currently pays out. That maximum SSI amount can be mediated or affected by several factors. If you are married, and your spouse has income, this can reduce your SSI benefit. If you share a home with other individuals, SSA may take into consideration how household expenses are apportioned between the various members of the household and this can have a reducing effect on the SSI maximum a person may receive.

Other factors include assets, or resources. If a person receiving SSI has assets, they cannot have more than $2000 in countable assets. If they are married, the asset, or resource, maximum is $3000.








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  • For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

    The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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