Supplemental Security Supplemental Income (SSI) is a monthly cash benefit paid to low income and low-asset individuals who disabled or blind. If they have a medical condition causing them from working and supporting themselves financially. The process of applying for SSI Disability can be a long wait time. The Social Security Administration has made it possible to get temporary benefits available for some disabilities. It’s called the Social Security Supplemental Income presumptive disability benefits. Presumptive disability will give you cash SSI benefits for six months while Social Security Administration (SSA) processes your disability claim. You must file for Presumptive Social Security Supplemental Income Disability Benefits. Unfortunately, Presumptive disability payments are not for SSDI applicants.
Social Security Supplemental Income Presumptive Disability Benefits
However, presumptive disability payments designed to give a claimant with support while SSA reviews and make a decision on the applicant’s disability claim file.
Medical Conditions that Qualifies for Presumptive Disability
Yet, Social Security Administration has authority to award SSI payments immediately. Only if the claimant meets the presumptive disability (PD) criteria. Medical conditions qualify as presumptive disabilities, only if you have a serious impairment presumed to be the disabled applicant. For example, blindness, down syndrome, cerebral palsy or total deafness. Below is a list of medical conditions are eligible for presumptive disability.
- Six months or less to live, in hospice, Terminal illness.
- Confinement to bed and required use of a wheelchair, walker, or crutches due to a longstanding condition, and.
- Low birth weight.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- Symptomatic HIV infection or AIDS.
- Total blindness.
- Total deafness.
- Down syndrome.
- Amputation of two limbs or of one leg at the hip.
- Spinal cord injury with the inability to walk without a walker or similar device.
- Stroke, more than three months ago, with difficulty walking or using a hand or arm.
- Walking speaking, using hands or arms, muscular dystrophy, muscular atrophy, or cerebral palsy.
- Severe mental retardation (seven years old or older).
- End-stage renal (kidney) disease (ESRD) requiring chronic dialysis.
Non-Medical Conditions Eligibility for Presumptive Disability
Must have limited income and financial resources according to standards set by SSA in order to be eligible for SSI payments due to a presumptive disability.
Social Security Supplemental Income Temporary Payments
Monthly presumptive disability SSI payments can last six months. As soon as the SSA make a final decision on your disability claim, then the presumptive disability benefits will end. If SSA do not make a decision on your claim within six months, then presumptive disability payments will stop. If your SSI disability claim get denied, then you are not responsible for repaying money received from the presumptive disability.
How to apply for Social Security Supplemental Income Presumptive Disability
You can apply for presumptive disability benefits when filing an initial application for SSI at your local SSA office. Some conditions, SSA field office is able to make a presumptive disability determination. Sometimes SSA will need to get confirmation from a responsible source of information. Such as a social worker, school personnel or doctor. In some cases, your file will go to the Disability Determination Services (DDS). Then the agency will make all SSI disability decisions. The DDS is able to make presumptive disability decision even for impairments not list above.
Other Social Security Disability Expedited Programs
These are several other programs offer by SSA to speed up decision certain types of claims.
- Compassionate Allowancesis available for many cancers.
- Terminal Illness program.
- Finally, the Quick Disability Determinationprogram identifies easily determined disability cases through a software program.
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