Disability or Not: How the Social Security Administration Processes Your Claim

It’s not always easy to know if you have a disability or not. How the Social Security Administration processes your claim may also be a complete mystery. In this blog, we will look at your disability claim through the eyes of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Application Process First, of course, you will complete…

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Substantial Gainful Activity and the Self-Employed Worker

The Social Security Administration (SSA) used “substantial gainful activity” on two separate occasions related to Sebastian N.’s disability benefits. First, Sebastian was deemed disabled because he was unable to continue working as a self-employed worker due to a medical condition. Later, Sebastian attempted to return to work, and his substantial gainful activity came into play…

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Will Remarrying Affect Your Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide millions of Americans the extra support they need. However, many people also receive support from their loved ones and spouses. What happens if you qualify for SSI while single, then set a wedding date? Will remarrying affect your Supplemental Security Income benefits, or will they go on…

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How to Apply for Disability Benefits

Many people may qualify as disabled, but don’t know how to apply for disability benefits. Just knowing the benefits are available is not enough – you have to go after them. For those living in California, three different forms of disability benefits are available. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers…

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How a Compassionate Allowance May Help Your Claim for Disability Benefits

If you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for certain disability benefits. The two most well-known are probably Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), both managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It can be difficult to get from application date to approval…

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Social Security Disability Insurance: It’s Not Just for Adults

Close your eyes and try to picture someone who receives disability benefits. You probably imagined an adult. However, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is not just for adults. Under certain circumstances, children can receive disability benefits, too. In addition to biological children, the term “children” can include: Adopted children, Dependent stepchildren, Dependent grandchildren, Disabled children,…

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