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Robert H. Farley, Jr. writes and publishes on disability and disability law regularly. Below is a sampling of currently available articles and publications.
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SSI is a federally-financed and administered, needs-based program, guaranteeing a national minimum income level for the aged, blind, and disabled with limited income and resources. Individuals with developmental disabilities should apply for SSI when they turn 18, as most will satisfy the tests for limited income and resources because after 18, the income of his or her parents is not considered in the benefit determination.
Several factors affect the amount of SSI benefits paid, including the individual’s living arrangements, resources and assets, and whether those resources and assets are held by the individual or in trust.
Legal advice may be necessary to maximize SSI benefits and to ensure that resources and assets are protected and not counted in the benefit determination.