Social Security Disability Insurance by the Numbers

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is part of the United States government. You probably already know that, though. The agency was created when President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in office in 1935. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are only two of the programs administered by the SSA. The programs are…

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Can a Bad Back Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

Over the years, Walter’s back problems had gone from a nuisance that he treated with over-the-counter pain killers to a disability that prevented him from working. Losing the ability to support his family was devastating. Walter and his family needed to find a new means of support. The Social Security Administration offers disability benefits. But,…

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Understanding Functional Limitations

Disabilities are disruptive. If you have a disability, it may affect your ability to work, but also may limit your day-to-day routines. For example, Ben’s arthritis had progress to the point where he could no longer work his construction job. In addition, he was dismayed to notice that he was having more and more trouble…

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The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program

In 2017, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits were paid to about 10 million beneficiaries. Many of those beneficiaries may want to return to work at some point, but don’t know where to start. Fortunately, benefits available through the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 may…

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Disability Benefits for the Self-Employed Worker

Self-employed workers sometimes suffer from feelings of isolation. Even worse, they suffer because they lack the safety net of employer-offered benefits. And there may be confusion when it comes to disability benefits for the self-employed worker. How can the worker qualify for benefits based on a non-traditional work history? In this article, we will look…

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