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Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Reporting Responsibilities

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility is determined on a month by month basis. If you or your loved ones receive benefits from Social Security, you have a legal obligation to report changes, which could affect eligibility for SSI benefits and Medicaid. Hosted by The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute and presented by David Vinokurov, District Manager for the New Jersey Social Security Administration Office, attendees will learn how to report changes to your SSI benefits and avoiding SSI overpayments and underpayments. 

Background:
In order to receive DDD services, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) must have Medicaid*. Many individuals with I/DD become Medicaid eligible when they receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medicaid begins automatically when a person with I/DD is approved for SSI. Families often have questions about the SSI income and asset requirements. A family's understanding these requirements is very important because failure to properly report income and assets for a person with I/DD can prevent the individual from becoming eligible for SSI, and can also result in termination of SSI benefits that were previously received. 

*Occasionally,individuals with I/DD qualify for an exception to DDD's Medicaid requirement. This exception is referred to by DDD personnel as "Non-DAC". For further information on "Non-DAC" status, please contact Beverly Roberts at The Arc of New Jersey - broberts@arcnj.org.

Slides from the presentation on September 26, 2017

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Applying for SSI & Medicaid: