I Have Children. Can They Get SSI Benefits?

We often think of adults receiving benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, children often can get SSI benefits under certain circumstances. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees both the SSI and SSDI programs. When assessing children for SSI benefits, SSA personnel look at several important categories. Age One…

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Lung Disorders That May Qualify for Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of impairments that may qualify for disability benefits. The list is long and separated into categories. Lung disorders appear in section 3.00 – Respiratory Disorders – Adult. While not every cough or wheeze will make you eligible for disability benefits, you may need to apply for disability…

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How Hard Is It to Apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

The answer to this question may depend on your definition of “hard.” Dealing with any government agency can be very frustrating, especially when you are already dealing with a disabling medical condition. To understand how hard it is to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you need to know how the application process…

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The Social Security Administration’s Definition of Disability

Jesse’s arthritis worsened every year. Mark recently learned he has prostate cancer, and his friend Jack has been having severe back trouble. These individuals all need to consider filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, there are so many different kinds of medical conditions, how will you know what is considered a disability…

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Supplemental Security Income: Are You Eligible for SSI?

If you are unable to work due to a disability, you are probably facing a real financial crunch. You may be missing out on an important benefit – Supplemental Security Income. What is Supplemental Security Income? The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages a number of programs including Social Security retirement, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI),…

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