So all that money we have been putting in his savings and in a CD for college are going to be a problem. These are in our names as well as Bradley's name. We have been saving thinking he will not be elligible for a Pell Grant or State grant for school. I think my husband is going to make some changes on this. We may wait awhile before applying so this will not be an issue. Another thought I had was that we could use the money saved to purchase a power wheelchair because I doubt insurance will cover the entire cost.
This information is very helpful. My son is 12 and was just diagnosed. His father is MIA and does not pay child support, I work part-time and we are on California medical insurance. It is my hope to qualify so we can use the funding to provide for additional needs like tutoring and after-school programs which we cannot afford otherwise. I am waiting to get all the required documentation from his doctors before we start the process.
I live in PA and I got a copy of a tool used by our county assistance office. I can only say that we are a famiy of four and if my husband did not work at all and we based on my income alone we would qualify for approx $120 a month. My income is not over $50,000 a year. we would also have to spend down our assets to $5000 and take out some money out of his education saving account not sure how our 2 beater cars and the nice newer accesible van would be added into the equation.
One he is 18 I would assume if his assets are under $2,000 and his is unable to work or unable to work full time he would qualify for SSI.
It stinks- I have not figured out how we are to pay our bills and provide all the care my sone requires.