Detroit is synonymous with the auto industry in America. Although the rebirth of manufacturing in the area has been friendly to workers, gas prices could be fueling frustration among consumers around the state. To spark that feeling, 2017 brings the enactment of a new gas tax to Michigan.
A Michigan resident who is in need of SSI-related benefits may be aware of some of the benefits that are available for disabled individuals through the Social Security Administration. The SSA offers monthly financial benefits that can greatly ease the burden of a disabled Michigander. Many Michigan residents may not be aware of some supplemental benefits that the SSA provides to SSI recipients, such as paying for their medically-related travel expenses, as this blog reported in a previous post.
The Social Security Administration has strict guidelines regarding the assets that a Michigan resident who receives Supplemental Security Income benefits may own. Fortunately, the SSA also allows for a number of specific exceptions to their property and asset limits that allow disabled individuals to receive SSI benefits to have some additional assets. One of these assets that the SSA permits is a burial fund.
Applying for Supplemental Security Income benefits can be an arduous process. A Michigan resident will have to document his or her disability and need for benefits. Persons who need SSI benefits already have significant financial limitations and the requirements imposed by the SSA to apply for benefits can place an additional burden on an applicant. Fortunately, however, the SSA does offer assistance to applicants in the form of reimbursement for travel expenses related to required medical tests.
Michigan residents who wish to obtain Supplemental Security Income benefits may be aware that there are limitations on the amount of property a recipient may own and still obtain benefits. They may not be aware, however, that even if a person owns more than the permitted amount of property, which includes countable resources of more than $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a couple, a person may still be able to receive what are known as conditional SSI payments.
The application process for Supplemental Security Income benefits can be complex. There are many requirements and specific limitations imposed by the government in order for a person to obtain SSI-related benefits. As this blog reported in a previous post, a Michigan resident's living arrangements may affect the amount of his or her SSI benefits award. Whether a person has a trust or receives income from the arts may also factor into his or her award of SSI benefits.
We all need shelter. The nature of that shelter will differ for many Michigan residents. For those who receive Supplemental Security Income, where a person lives can affect his or her SSI award.
What a Michigan resident owns matters for whether he or she will qualify for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, benefits. There are property limits the government imposes that limit how much a person can own and still obtain benefits. For a person to obtain SSI benefits, his or her assets must be worth $2,000 or less. A couple may own $3,000 or less of assets and obtain SSI benefits.