Benefits for Children of SSDI and SSI Recipients

People who receive government assistance often live with other family members, including children. Parents may receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) due to a disability that prevents them from working. They may or may not receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depending on their resources and income. Even with government benefits, it can be tough to…

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Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits for Wounded Veterans

Someone who can’t work because of a disability may be eligible for disability benefits. This is no different whether the disabled person is a construction worker, a secretary, or a wounded warrior. Military personnel may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for wounded veterans. Available Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Sometimes a military member’s…

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Why Is My Social Security Disability Insurance Claim Being Reviewed?

Carl hated checking the mail. He never knew what kind of late notice or official letter he would get. One day, he received notice from the Social Security Administration about his disability claim. Carl wondered if his Social Security Disability Insurance claim being reviewed meant his disability would be cut off. What he learned would…

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Blindness and Your SSDI

Disabled workers may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Disabling conditions range from arthritis to HIV to cerebral palsy. However, the Social Security Administration rules are slightly different for workers who are blind or have low vision. Blindness does affect your SSDI claim. What qualifies as “blindness?” Generally, someone who applies for Social Security…

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Substantial Gainful Activity and Your SSDI Claim

Julian has to quit working because of his panic attacks and depression. As someone who was disabled according to Social Security Administration standards, Julian was able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, after treatment and therapy, Julian started working part-time. At some point, Julian will have to consider whether his work-related income has…

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How to Qualify for Presumptive Disability Payments

An individual applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has to prove they are eligible for benefits. First, they have to provide evidence of a disability that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition. Then the applicant must show they have very limited income and resources. However, it may be months before the SSI application is approved,…

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