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Bill introduced that would raise asset limits for SSI recipients

Supplemental Security Income, known as SSI, is a federal Social Security program that provides monthly payments to eligible American citizens, legal permanent residents and certain other qualified aliens who are disabled, blind or elderly and who meet eligibility requirements of low income and limited assets. In other words, eligible SSI claimants are people who cannot work because of disabling impairments or old age who have limited financial resources, but do not have the kind of robust work history that would have made them eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI instead.

Childhood illnesses that could be disabling

Every parent hopes a child will be born and stay healthy. Tragically, this doesn’t always happen and a baby or child suffers a serious illness or injury. This often means that a family will devote money, time and effort to a child’s care. Not only can there be regular visits to the hospital and demanding treatment regimens, but families may also need to make daily lifestyle accommodations and changes.