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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SSI, By the Numbers

The United States Government’s Social Security Administration (SSA) provides direct benefits to recipients through several programs:  Social Security retirement, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program is handled differently and has different eligibility requirements. For example, SSI applicants must meet strict income and resource requirements. Still, many people do qualify…

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How a Disability Law Firm Can Improve Your Chance for Success

George was a “do-it-yourself” kind of man. He worked hard for decades, but his debilitating emphysema finally forced him out of the workplace. As he looked for options that would allow him to provide some support for his family, George felt confused. Did he need workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental…

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