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  • A Snapshot of Social Security

    This publication provides a snapshot of the most important features of the Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare programs. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Benefits For Children (Social Security)

    About 3.8 million children receive approximately $1.6 billion each month because one or both of their parents are disabled, retired or deceased. Those dollars help to provide the necessities of life for family members and help to make it possible for those children to complete high school. When a parent becomes disabled or dies, Social Security benefits help to stabilize the family’s financial future. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • How Social Security Can Make Payments to Someone Who is Managing Your Money For You

    Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides fiduciary assistance for our beneficiaries who are incapable of managing or directing someone else to manage their Social Security or SSI payments. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Social Security SSI - Martinez Settlement PDF

    Consumer handouts explaining the Social Security Administration's plan to repay more than $500 million in benefits that were unlawfully withheld. Content Detail

  • Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Facts

    PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

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    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Supplemental Security Income Payments

    SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. It is a program run by Social Security. SSI provides monthly payments to people who are elderly, blind or disabled and who have little or no income and assets. Children, as well as adults, can get payments because of blindness or disability. To get SSI, you must be elderly, blind or disabled. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Supplemental Security Income Rights and Responsibilities

    This document lists your rights and responsibilities in connection with Supplemental Security Income payments. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • DSS/SNAP - Are You on Supplemental Security Income?

    PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    SC Department of Social Services
  • DSS - The Family Independence Program: What It's All About

    The Family Independence Program has replaced welfare in South Carolina. Find out what that means to you. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    SC Department of Social Services
  • What You Need To Know When You Get SSI Benefits

    This booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site is for people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The first part tells about your benefits and what you can expect from Social Security. The second part tells what changes you must report. The third part tells you how you can call Social Security toll free to conduct your Social Security business. The fourth part tells how and when to report changes. The fifth part explains some special rules for people who get SSI disability. The sixth part of the booklet explains other things all SSI recipients should know, and the last part provides additional information about SSI eligibility. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
  • Family Independence Brochure

    In 1996, the Family Independence Program replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children as South Carolina's welfare program. This document provides answers to frequently asked questions. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center