Module #1

Understanding the Basics of SSI and Appeals

This module focuses on helping you to understand the basics of the SSI program, how it works and is administered, how disability is determined, and processes to appeal SSI program decisions.

1. A state is required to provide an SSI state supplement but can choose the amount of the supplement.
True | False
2. In a section 209(b) state, Medicaid eligibility is not automatic for SSI recipients and the state is permitted to have its own Medicaid eligibility criteria for SSI recipients.
True | False
3. In an SSI application for a child under 18, the statements of a child’s parent or other family member will not be considered in determining whether the child is disabled under SSI criteria.
True | False
4. If a 20-year-old applies for SSI, it is possible to meet the SSI disability criteria based only on the medical evidence.
True | False
5. An individual will not qualify for an SSI payment if he or she has any monthly income other than the SSI payment.
True | False
6. In determining financial eligibility, the SSI program will stop counting the parent(s)’ income and resources when the SSI applicant or beneficiary reaches age 21.
True | False
7. All SSI recipients, both children and adults, will face a periodic medical continuing disability review (CDR).
True | False
8. An Age 18 Redetermination is done for every beneficiary who has received SSI as a child to determine if he or she now meets the SSI disability criteria for adults.
True | False