Tag Archives: SSI resource and income limits

Can my child get SSDI benefits for low birth weight?

Recently on our disability legal forum a user asked, “I had a child who was born 2 months premature. I am wondering whether the federal government offers any type of disability benefits for a disabled child. I know my mother received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). I am wondering if SSDI benefits are available for my son?”

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Denied SSI benefits for severe back injury?

Recently on our disability forum a user wrote, “I have a severe back condition, and I cannot perform any work. I have medical information to support my disability. I applied for SSDI benefits and was denied because the SSA said I did not have enough work credits to qualify and I was not insured. I then applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but I was told my resource and income limit was too high. Can you explain this denial to me? Is there a way I can qualify if I appeal the denial? Continue reading