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Social Security/Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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  • Appealing decisions by the Iowa Department of Human Services

    If your application for Medicaid or other help through the Iowa Department of Human Services is denied or services reduced you can file an appeal. The Appeals Section provides an efficient way of ensuring that persons affected by the Department of Human Services' decisions have access to due process of the law. There is no fee or charge for filing an appeal. Content Detail

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    Iowa Department of Human Services
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  • Applying for disability benefits for adults

    This page has information about applying for benefits online. You can begin an application, continue an application or check the status of an application. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Applying for disability benefits for your child

    Information you need when you apply for SSI disability benefits for your child. Includes what information and documents for your child that you will need for the disability interview. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Benefits for children with disabilities

    This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. It is also for adults who became disabled in childhood and who might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Content Detail

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    U.S. Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Can I get government social security benefits?

    This Web site will tell you if you can get benefits from Medicare, Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, Social Security Survivors, Special Veterans, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Content Detail

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    U.S. Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Can People Who Have SSI Benefits Work and Earn Money?

    Income is any item an individual receives in cash or in-kind that can be used to meet his or her need for food or shelter. Generally, the more countable income you have, the less your SSI benefit will be Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Debts Owed to Federal Government Can Be Collected Through Social Security Benefit Checks

    Iowans should know the U.S. Department of Treasury and Social Security Administration are working together to collect non-tax debts owed the U.S. Government. Since May 2001, people who owe a non-tax debt to the U.S. Government are subject to new actions to collect the money. Read More

  • Direct Express Cards

    Last spring, some people started getting their monthly Social Security benefits on a debit card instead of a check in the mail. Read More

    By:
    Iowa Legal Aid
  • Inheritances and SSI

    People who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) know they need to report changes in income and resources to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Most people do not think they need to do anything until they actually get the money. If you get SSI and you are going to inherit something, that could create a problem. You could end up having an overpayment or even lose your SSI benefits. Read More

  • Property Tax Suspension for People Who Get SSI

    Many people with a disability own or are buying their homes. Iowa law allows people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or State Supplemental Assistance (SSA), or live in a health care facility, to get their property taxes suspended. Read More

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