More Than Just Money: Additional Benefits of Getting SSI

The fourth in a five-part series: Social Security for Young Blind Adults Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesday explores the potential impact of Social Security benefits on young blind/low vision adults. Individuals who receive SSI may also be eligible for additional benefits and discounts from other government programs and from private…

Limitations on Resources for SSI Eligibility

The third in a five-part series: Social Security for Young Blind Adults Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesdays explores the potential impact of Social Security benefits on young blind/low vision adults. In this third installment of the series, we review how Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility imposes limitations on resources. What…

Income Limits for SSI Eligibility

The fifth in a five-part series: Social Security for Young Blind Adults Series. This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesdays explore the potential impact of Social Security benefits on young blind/low vision adults. In this second installment of the series, we explore income and resource limits for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. What…

Disability Eligibility for SSI

This month, the Free Bridges Helpdesk Transition Tip Tuesdays explore the potential impact of Social Security benefits and related programs on young blind/low vision adults. In this first installment of the series, we explore disability-related eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). What is SSI? As you may know, U.S. workers can receive monthly “Social Security”…

Scholarship Opportunities for Blind/Low Vision Students with Spring Deadlines

For Maryland Students John T.  McCraw Scholarship Program (National Federation of the blind of Maryland) Award: At least $2,000, and up to $3,500Merit-based; based on based on academic excellence, community service, and leadershipFinancial assistance to attend the annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind in its entirety, July 6-11, 2021, in New Orleans,…

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