• SSI Overpayments: How Does It Happen and What Can One Do?
  • March 13, 2013
  • Law Firm: Sirote Permutt P.C. - Birmingham Office
  • The Supplemental Security Income Program(SSI)is a means-tested government benefit program that provides financial assistance to individuals with disabilities in the form of a monthly cash payment. In order to be eligible for SSI, an individual must meet the Social Security Administration's(SSA) definition of disability or blindness and must not have resources or income that exceed program limitations. "Resources" are items that the individual retains from month to month, like a bank account or a stock. "Countable resources" are all resources except those that SSI rules consider not countable. There is a limit of $2,000 for an individual for countable resources.