Will CalFresh Affect Your Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Millions of Americans receive Supplemental Security Income benefits each year. This program, which is administered by the Social Security Administration, provides additional money each month to qualified families and individuals. A California benefit program, CalFresh, also provides monthly benefits. If you need monthly assistance, will receiving CalFresh affect your Supplemental Security Income benefits? In the…

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The Social Security Administration Has a New Commissioner!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) helped millions since President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the agency in 1935. In addition to the obvious beneficiaries – retirees – the SSA provides benefits to disabled Americans and more than 50 million orphaned children. With an annual net cost of about $1 trillion in 2018, SSA spending comprises about…

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How to Report Wages While Receiving SSDI or SSI

Larry received monthly payments from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – even after he started working part-time. Yes, that’s possible! You do have to know how to report wages while receiving SSDI or SSI, though. In fact, failing to report money you have earned could put you in the position…

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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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