3 Important Facts You Need to Know About SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to disabled workers, disabled widow(er)s, and disabled adult children. In fact, over 10 million people received SSDI according to December 2017 SSDI records. Most SSDI beneficiaries (86 percent) were disabled workers. Over 50% of benefit recipients were age 50 or over. It is undisputed that this sprawling government…

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Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Is Not Really a DIY Project

DIY projects are all the rage. Home improvement stores offer supplies and advice for building decks and fixing your plumbing problems. However, some things are too important to do without the advice of an experienced professional. For example, applying for Social Security Disability Insurance is not really a DIY project for several reasons: Understanding Rules…

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My Child Has a Disability. Can We Get SSDI or SSI Benefits?

John and Angela’s daughter was born with a serious respiratory disorder – cystic fibrosis. They struggled to pay for costly treatments, medication, and therapy while also supporting their other children and themselves. They needed financial support. John and Angela did not know whether to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. They didn’t know whether they…

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Will CalFresh Affect Your Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Millions of Americans receive Supplemental Security Income benefits each year. This program, which is administered by the Social Security Administration, provides additional money each month to qualified families and individuals. A California benefit program, CalFresh, also provides monthly benefits. If you need monthly assistance, will receiving CalFresh affect your Supplemental Security Income benefits? In the…

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The Social Security Administration Has a New Commissioner!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) helped millions since President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the agency in 1935. In addition to the obvious beneficiaries – retirees – the SSA provides benefits to disabled Americans and more than 50 million orphaned children. With an annual net cost of about $1 trillion in 2018, SSA spending comprises about…

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How to Report Wages While Receiving SSDI or SSI

Larry received monthly payments from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – even after he started working part-time. Yes, that’s possible! You do have to know how to report wages while receiving SSDI or SSI, though. In fact, failing to report money you have earned could put you in the position…

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