Friday, August 31, 2012



Will our adopted Premie qualify for SSI?

Here's a recent question that was sent in: "My husband & I are adopting a 2 year old! We brought her home from the hospital! She was addicted to 5 drugs & was a premie! So does she qualify for ssi?????? She was placed n our home by DSS!"

Answer: She may or may not qualify for SSI. Perhaps medically she may qualify on the basis of low birth weight, not sure about drug addiction issues.

Additionally, your income and your spouse's income will count toward the SSI income limits. Additionally, any adoption assistance may also be counted toward household income. That is why I say she may "medically qualify for SSI" and still not be entitled to a monthly benefit due to income limits. The best thing to do is contact your local Social Security office for an appointment.

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