Social Security News
Your pensions and IRAs do NOT disqualify your spouse or disabled child from receiving SSI and its linked Medicaid. Source: New Clarifying Social Security Administration Policy Instruction, issued February 25, 2010 (https://secure.ssa.gov/apps10/public/reference.nsf/links/02242010110239AM).
Helping with Food and Shelter: Complicated ISM Rules
The Social Security Administration’s own recent study reported a consensus that the in-kind support and maintenance (ISM) rules were “complex, intrusive and sometimes inequitable” and sometimes discourage family members and friends from helping the disabled SSI recipient.