Social Security Resources, Fact Sheets and Information
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.