How to Handle SSI Overpayments

By Neal A. Winston, CELA

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a monthly cash payment to qualifying individuals with disabilities, based on financial need. While it often forms the foundation of their financial security, its requirements are both strict and complex. Even attorneys who don’t routinely deal with public benefits may get confused. So it’s not surprising that mistakes get made and recipients may find themselves receiving notification from the Social Security…

Avoiding SSI Reductions When An Adult With Disabilities Lives With Family

Avoiding SSI Reductions When An Adult With Disabilities Lives With Family

By Neal A. Winston, CELA

When individuals with disabilities live with family members, it can complicate their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Since SSI’s monthly cash payments are meant to pay for food and shelter, contributions from others for such living expenses may reduce SSI or could disqualify the beneficiary completely.

With planning, that can be avoided. SSI rules are complicated,…

Care Dimensions – Fall Volunteer Training Sessions

Care Dimensions is looking for volunteers to help support their hospice patients and families. Come be a part of something truly extraordinary and help them in their mission to make each day a gift for their patients and their families. Whatever your skills, talents, or motivation, they have a volunteer opportunity for you!  Their next training starts soon so please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Merrill at 781-373-6509 or hmerrill@caredimensions.org for more information

Current Massachusetts Medicaid (MassHealth) Numbers

For those who are receiving Medicaid (MassHealth), the chart below outlines the key numbers to know for 2017.

If you have any questions about what these numbers mean or would like more information on qualifying for MassHealth, please feel free to contact us.

Community Spouse Resource Allowance: 2015 2016 2017
Minimum $23,844.00 $23,844.00 $24,180.00
Maximum $119,220.00 $119,220.00 $120,900.00
Resource Allowance for Individual: $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00
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