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This pub is for representative payees of people getting Social Security benefits. It talks about the duty to act in the best interest of the person. A payee has to manage and keep track of the person’s money, and advocate for them.
Purpose of the PABSS Program
The purpose of the PABSS program is to provide SSI and SSDI beneficiary’s information and advice about obtaining vocational rehabilitation and other employment services.
The PABSS program is also required to provide advocacy and other services that a beneficiary needs to secure or regain gainful employment.
This pub tells you about “public benefits” for people with disabilities. The pub tells you about Social Security, Medi-Cal, and Medi-Cal for children. It also tells you about IHSS, general assistance, food stamps, and CalWORKs. It tells you what to do if you need help getting them.
This pub tells you about self-employment or having a business. It tells you why this is a good option, and how you can still keep your Social Security. It tells you what kind of businesses you can have. It tells you where to get help if you want to have a business.
This pub tells you about “deeming” rules. This means part of a parent’s income and resources count against their child in deciding SSI eligibility and benefit amount. This pub helps you figure out how SSI counts your income. It gives examples. It tells you how to report your income.
This pub tells you about “deeming” rules between spouses (wives and husbands). This means part of your spouse’s income and resources count against you in deciding your SSI eligibility and benefit amount. This pub helps you figure out how SSI counts your income. It gives examples.
In-kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) is when someone else pays for or gives you food or shelter. If someone gives you a non-cash item, that you can sell or trade for food or shelter—that is ISM, too. ISM is important because Social Security considers it when figuring your benefit amount. This pub tells you the rules that apply to ISM. It gives examples and tells you where to get help.
This pub tells you about SSI overpayments. An overpayment happens when Social Security sends you more than they should have. This pub tells you what causes the overpayment. It explains who is responsible to pay them back. It tells you what to do if you are overpaid.
This pub tells you about SSI rules when you turn age 18. If you had SSI before age 18, you have to have your eligibility for SSI decided again. SSI rules are different for people over the age of 18. This pub also tells you where to get help.