Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

It’s no secret that big government programs like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) usually have lots of rules, regulations, and requirements. The thought of applying for government benefits can be frightening, and it’s easy to be intimidated. However, applying for Social Security Disability Insurance doesn’t have to be difficult if you know where to look…

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My Husband Died Recently. Will We Receive Survivor Benefits?

When someone who received Social Security benefits passes away, their families are left with a sudden financial loss. It may be tough to handle while still in the grieving process. However, sometimes it is possible for surviving family members to receive survivor benefits. In this article, we will explore benefits that survivors potentially may receive.…

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Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s not that uncommon for a pregnant woman to be unable to work for at least part of her pregnancy. Some mothers-to-be must be hospitalized or put on bed rest for conditions like toxemia, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, or blood clots. At what point, though, will pregnancy qualify for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance…

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Defining Disability: The Official Social Security Administration Disability Definition

Sometimes our true physical or mental condition is a gray area. What one person considers to be a disability another may feel is just a serious condition. For example, Joe feels his arthritis is a disability, so he applies for government disability benefits. However, Joe’s ‘feelings’ will not get his application approved. What really matters…

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Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Marriages

The Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges held that same-sex couples could marry and have their marriage recognized by all states. This action, in turn, set other actions in motion. For example, spouses in a same-sex marriage now are eligible for certain benefits previously offered only to couples of the opposite sex. Why…

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Can I Get More than One Kind of Disability Benefit?

It’s natural to want to access all the help available to you. As someone who is unable to work due to a physical condition, your medical bills may increase while your income decreases. Fortunately, you may be eligible for more than one kind of disability benefit. It’s important to understand the requirements of each kind…

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