My Son Is About to Turn 18. How Will His SSDI and SSI Benefits Change?

SSDI and SSI benefits may be awarded to adults or children. What happens, though, to those benefits when a young recipient becomes an adult? For example, Angela and her son Kyle have been receiving SSDI and SSI benefits. However, Kyle is about to turn 18. As the day approaches, Angela asks herself, “How will his…

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The SSDI Impairment List: What You Need to Know

Every day, people are diagnosed with serious medical conditions. Others become unable to work due to injuries or because of existing disabilities. As people search for ways to support themselves and their families, they may look to the Social Security Administration (SSA). In fact, Social Security Disability Insurance provides support for people with disabilities and…

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What Happens When a Non-Attorney Advocate Handles Your Claim

In California, an applicant for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits who needs help can choose between two options: hire a non-attorney advocate or hire an attorney. Obviously, there are differences between the two. There are things a non-attorney advocate cannot do. When a non-attorney advocate handles your claim, you may not receive the level of…

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My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

Martin and his brother, Louie, both suffer from arthritis. Both are unable to work to support themselves. However, only Louie receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, although they both applied. Why does Louis get SSDI and Martin doesn’t? Let’s look at how the Social Security Administration makes this kind of decision. General Requirements Needed to…

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I’m Ready to Retire. What Happens to My SSDI?

Disability can strike at any age. Fortunately, people unable to work due to a disability can apply for benefits. One disability benefit for workers comes from the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But what happens to SSDI benefits when a benefit recipient retires? What is full retirement age? That depends on when…

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