SSI: Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

About The Video

We all know that managing your money can be tricky and complicated at times. But what about if you are on Social Security benefits programs, such as Supplemental Security Income, or SSI?  How do you ensure that you are receiving your money and benefits after you turn 18 and select the best option for your situation?

Watch as our latest Storyteller, Yolanda Vargas, explains the process of how she gained control of her money, gives tips on the different options available that may work for you, and how to approach the SSA.  

Resources

Understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Overview – 2018 Edition
https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-over-ussi.htm

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Information
https://www.ssa.gov/cola/

Focus on People with Disabilities Companion Guide
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/your-money-your-goals/companion-guides/

“What if I no longer need a representative payee?”
https://www.ssa.gov/payee/faqbene.htm