Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disability

Hank’s wife, Marie, wanted him to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). After all, he was no longer able to work and needed to replace his previous income. Hank looked into applying for disability benefits but was confused by the forms, the requests for information, and the need to…

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Can I Help My Spouse Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Harry and Eleanor had been married for 23 years when Eleanor began to exhibit signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Her condition worsened until she was no longer able to work. However, she also was unable to complete the application for disability benefits by herself. Harry wanted to help his spouse apply for Social Security Disability Insurance…

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FAQs About the Representative Payee Program

If you or someone you know has received disability benefits, you may have heard the term “representative payee.”  The Social Security Administration (SSA), which manages the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, recognizes that some people will find it difficult to manage their monthly disability benefits. When this occurs, a…

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