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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.

In order to receive DDD services, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) must have Medicaid*. Many individuals with IDD become Medicaid eligible when they receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medicaid begins automatically when a person with IDD 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 IDD 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 IDD 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 download the "Disabled Adult Child (DAC) flyer - Section 1634 of the Social Security Act" fact sheet in the Fact Sheets and Flyers Section. 

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Social Security Fact Sheets

11/1/22 When Parents Collect Social Security: How Parents' Social Security Benefits Impact Their Adult Loved One with IDD

Potholes on the Road to Getting SSI : Presented on 9/22/22

The Basics of SSI and Medicaid - Presented on Oct 19, 2021 at the invitation of CAPE Resource Center in Bergen County.