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SSI Break-Even Deeming Chart Available


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Disability Law News - June 2015 Issue :

The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP advocates. This issue will look at SSA's Emergency Message following a lawsuit to stop the agency from collecting overpayments from same-sex couples. Also in this issue you will find several new court decisions, administrative decisions, new rules and regulations as well as other useful information for advocates. Read More


SSI Break-Even Deeming Chart Available

March 1, 2008

Author: Catherine M. Callery (Kate)| Louise M. Tarantino

The 2008 version of the SSI “Break-Even” Deeming chart for is now available at  This handy guide allows advocates to tell at a glance whether a parent’s or spouse’s income will make a claimant ineligible for SSI, and the extent to which it would reduce monthly benefits.  Remember that this chart only takes into consideration the federal benefit rate, not the New York state supplement.

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