Older Americans - Alzheimer's and Dementia - NAMI - Greater Des Moines
Older Americans - Alzheimer's and Dementia - NAMI - Greater Des Moines
Get Help

Older Americans - Alzheimer's and Dementia

Insert picture here

Justice in Aging:  Fighting Senior Poverty Through Law

Supplemental Security Income 101:  A Guide for Advocates - 21 pages

In-Kind Support and Maintenance in the SSI Program,Advocate Guide:  April 2018 – 32 pages
For:  Advocates for older adults and people with disabilities

Consider whether the individual paying for an SSI recipient’s food and/or shelter can instead pay for monthly costs that do not count as ISM. Examples of non-ISM items include car insurance, car payments, cable, clothes, medical bills, cell phone plans, and transportation costs.

Friends or family members should never give cash directly to an SSI recipient.  Doing so will result in the recipient being charged with unearned income and a dollar-for-dollar reduction in benefits. This reduction can often be greater than the reduction that would occur if the recipient were charged with ISM.

 
 
 
 
 

 
© 2018 NAMI Greater Des Moines. All Rights Reserved.