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Guidelines When Applying for SSI While Homeless

Posted by Scott Flexer

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is issued to any person who meets the SSA guidelines for disability and income and resource requirements. People with low income and assets amounting to less than $2000 can typically qualify for SSI if they are disabled. Homeless persons are entitled to the same application processes as other applicants for SSI. Homelessness and SSI benefits can present unique challenges to homeless people when filing for or receiving disability benefits.

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Topics: SSI, Apply for Disability in Florida, Homeless disability benefits

How to Get Disability Insurance if You are Homeless

Posted by Scott Flexer

It's been said that around 40 percent of homeless individuals in the U.S. are suffering from some sort of physical or mental illness. Still, much less than half of that number actually receive insurance for their conditions. Receiving such insurance has proven to decrease hospitalization of the homeless population, and improve their quality of life.

If you weren't already aware, simply being homeless does not rule out the possibility of receiving disability insurance, but it's still extremely unfortunate that, when it comes to receiving compensation, the odds seem to be against the homeless.

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Topics: disability benefits, Social Security Disability Income, Homeless disability benefits

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