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Community Legal Services (CLS) is very concerned about the deeply misleading stories that the Washington Post has published about Social Security Disability applicants and recipients in recent...
The President’s FY 2018 Budget proposes a sliding benefit cut to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for families where two or more family members, even children, receive SSI. SSI is a core Social...
If you get SSI, you can work and keep more than half of the money you earn. There are a few things to keep in mind: Report your earnings right away! If you do not report your income, you could...
What is Section 301? Section 301 requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) to continue providing benefits for SSI and SSDI recipients even when recipients no longer meet the SSA disability...
You have the right to be served in your language when you deal with the Social Security office.  They are required to provide free interpretation for people who don’t speak or understand English...
What is a Social Security/SSI overpayment? An “overpayment” is when the Social Security Administration (SSA) gave you benefits when they shouldn’t have or paid you more than they were supposed to...
What is SSI for children? SSI for children is a cash assistance program for low-income families who are caring for children with physical and/or mental disabilities. How does the Social...
When you turn 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your case to see if you still meet the requirements to receive SSI. The rules change when you turn 18, and some people lose their...
What is SSI? SSI is a monthly cash payment from the Social Security Administration.  These payments are for individuals who have low income and resources, and who are disabled, blind, or age...
Millions of children and adults depend on benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for their basic income.  SSA provides many different kinds of benefits, including benefits for...