Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to SSDI or SSI Benefits

As a two-income family, Susan and Phil relied on both their incomes to help raise their two children. It was quite a blow when Susan had to stop working because of a debilitating heart condition, but her disability benefits covered some of their financial loss. Unfortunately, Susan died while waiting for a heart transplant. However,…

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Childhood Heart Problems That May Qualify for Disability Benefits

According to the American Heart Association, congenital heart defects are the world’s number one birth defect. Childhood heart problems like viral infections and heart failure also affect many children and their families every year. If your child has a heart condition, you may want to see if you qualify for disability benefits. The money you…

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Social Security Services: What Is Working and What Is Not

The current COVID-19 public health emergency stresses most people. If you receive any benefits from the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”), you may have to deal with some additional stress. Will your benefits still be deposited into your account every month? If you have questions, where can you go for answers? And what if you…

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SSDI Back Pay: How It’s Calculated and When You Can Get It

After suffering many months without income, Julia was relieved to learn she would start getting Social Security Disability Insurance benefits soon. She was even happier, although a little confused, when someone told her she would be getting SSDI back pay. Julia wondered how backpay is calculated and, more importantly, when it would arrive. What is…

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2020 SSDI and SSI Benefits: How Much Can You Get?

People who are unable to work due to a disability may rely on government benefits. The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) runs two such programs:  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How much an individual can receive in SSDI and SSI benefits is a crucial question for millions of Americans, especially…

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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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