glenrich9908>>>>when you say survivors, are you merely talking about dependent children or did someone die also? I am confused about your question.
I've read the reason SSI backpay is paid incrementally and not in one
lumpsum like SSDI is that if they paid it to you lumpsum, it would put
too much of a strain on SSI’s financial resources. I ask my friend Jack who use to work for SSA because I did not know the answer. Are you certain non-disabled SSI dependents under 18 years old are eligible for benefits like SSDI non-disabled, under 18 year old dependents? Jack's response>>>
Federal SSI is a bare-bones program. Adult SSI is for needy people |
over 65, or disabled, or blind. Children's SSI is for needy children
under 18 who are disabled or blind. There are no "dependent's"
benefits like in the regular SSDI. retirement, and survivor's
SSI can be paid to a needy couple, but both have to be 65, disabled,
or blind. This is not the same thing as a dependent. If the one
partner is not 65, or disabled, or blind, then the only Fed. payment
will be made to the other partner who fits one of the three
Some States supplement the Federal SSI with additional money. Whether
these States make allowance for non-disabled dependent children is
something your friend will have to ask her State govt.