3 Things Your Representative Payee Cannot Do

Most adults who receive Social Security benefits can handle the money themselves. However, adults who are considered legally incompetent, and most minor children, may need some help. In such cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may appoint a representative payee. There are some things that your representative payee cannot do. Your Representative Payee Cannot Withhold…

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Does Sickle Cell Disease Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Some medical conditions are minor, while others are life-threatening or at least life-altering. For example, Michaela’s parents learned of her sickle cell disease when she was three years old. Throughout her childhood, Michaela suffered from pain crises, fatigue, serious infections, and insomnia. Though she attempted to enter the workforce, the symptoms of her sickle cell…

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Is it Hard to Prove That Mental Illness Is a Disability?

Jeannie suffered from depression. From the time she was a teenager, she struggled with it, along with ADHD and anxiety. Her conditioned worsened at one point, and she was unable to continue working. However, she still needed an income and started looking into Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Jeannie wondered if it…

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Residual Functional Capacity: What It Means and Why It Matters

If a medical condition prevents you from working, you may have considered filing a disability claim. You will need medical evidence to prove that you are disabled. However, the agency that you apply to might want to do their own investigation. For example, if you file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) with…

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Why You Should Keep Documenting Your SSDI Claim After Your Claim Is Approved

You were probably relieved the day you heard your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) was approved. Who wouldn’t be? You may be tempted to stop seeing your doctor and keeping track of your medical condition. Don’t be. You should keep documenting your SSDI claim after your claim is approved for several reasons. The…

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