Government Benefits

Navigating through the complex world of government benefits can be tricky, time consuming, and exhausting.  When filing for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), or Retirement, Survivors, Disability Insurance (RSDI) benefits can be overwhelming and stressful. Social Security Administration does not advise you as to what support documents need to be submitted or how to complete all additional forms after the application has been filed. Aside from being frustrating, mistakes can be costly; they can prolong the amount of time it takes for your child to receive these benefits and can sometimes jeopardize your child’s eligibility.  Currently it take between 9 to 12 months to go through the process.

At Solutions for Special Needs Families, we listen to families concerns for their loved ones current and future needs, discuss the family’s immediate needs and the long-term goals. Solutions will then determine how we can assist the family. Some families need help by filing an SSI application, appealing a denial of SSI benefits, filing documents to receive the maximum SSI benefit. We also help families if their disabled adult child is working and ways to keep from losing benefits.

The maximum benefit an SSI recipient is entitled to is $914 a month. If the adult child does not pay their parents rent, Social Security will take one-third of their benefit away because they consider room and board as income to the disabled individual. We can help overcome this obstacle.