Myself and my wife are 68 and 66 years old respectively. We are Permanent Residence for more than 5 years. We are taking care of our adult son who is severely disabled. We are currently residing at our daughters house and we are supported by her for out daily expenses. We are included as dependent in her tax filing statement. We are uninsured and we don't have any income or other resources. We have so far not availed any state or federal benefits and now we would like to apply for SSI and Medical Assistance so that we could live independently in our daughter's house.
What should we mention for household members and income related information when applying for SSI and Medical Assistance (Medicaid)?
To avail maximum benefit, should we remove ourselves as dependent in our daughters tax filing statement?
Also, does applying any of these benefits will affect out naturalization process in future?
Please guide us with your valuable suggestion. Thanks for your help.
If you're not a citizen, you may not be eligible for SSI unless you're considered a qualified alien. Contact SSA to see if you qualify for SSI.
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You require very specific assistance and should contact an attorney in your area. Additionally, the Social Security Administration has online booklets explaining the law and procedures pertaining to permanent residents and SSI. You can locate the information online at ssa.gov.
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