So, I am looking into SSI - Disability for my son. As some of you know he has several social/emotional/behavioral disabilities that make things very difficult for him. It is restricting me from obtaining a second job, because he needs me available for his multiple therapies.
So as I am reading the guidelines for receiving SSI for my sons conditions, I see that the income of the natural parent is counted - okay, that makes sense. I then see that the step parent living in the home, if he/she has an income, it is counted.
This seems so ass backwards to me.
A step parent has no rights under HIPAA, unless granted by a natural/adoptive parent or legal guardian, yet their income is to be counted for a medical supplement.
I can understand if only half of the standard deduction is made for SP and BP's children together and no deduction for SP's kids with other people. ( I think it's 356 per child )
I can understand getting half of the couple deducation instead of a single deduction ( couple is 1,066 and single is 710 )
It just seems WRONG that a step parent is required to fork over their financial information, when they get no legal say in the care and treatment of the child.