Figuring the Trip Budget: Conversations with an Expert about SSI and Employment

I consider myself incredibly lucky to be working among the best disability policy experts in Kentucky while also helping my son transition to adult services. Just as Andy turned 18, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with my transition expert colleague Carolyn Wheeler, and ask her all my questions about…

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Figuring the Trip Budget: ABLE Accounts (A Piece of Cake to Set Up)

Back when Andy was little, it was drilled into us that we should never have assets in name … never, ever, never. Because if we did, he wouldn’t be able to receive necessary supports, such as healthcare benefits through Medicaid—which are often vital to people with disabilities. This put families and individuals with disabilities in…

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Figuring the Trip Budget: First SSI Meeting as an Adult

Supplemental Security Income for adults provides financial assistance for daily living to people with disabilities who are 18 and older and who have limited financial resources. These are some of the basic things I’ve learned about SSI: Even though you apply through the social security office, SSI is not Social Security. It’s a financial assistance…

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