Social Security 2021 Changes

Social Security 2021 Changes

Most of us are happy and relieved to see 2020 in our rearview mirrors, right? The new year promises new experiences and goals. Even the Social Security Administration alters its benefits and procedures from year to year. Let’s look at some of the Social Security 2021 changes that might affect you. An Increase in Benefits…

5 Fast Facts About Social Security Work Credits

5 Fast Facts About Social Security Work Credits

If you know someone who received Social Security disability benefits, you may have heard them talk about “work credits.” However, knowing the term and understanding how it works are two very different things. We’re going to look at five fast facts about Social Security work credits in this article. The information you read will help…

14 Categories in the Social Security’s Listing of Impairments and Why They Matter

14 Categories in the Social Security’s Listing of Impairments and Why They Matter

The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) uses some unique tools to determine whether you are eligible for some benefits. For example, you must have a disabling medical condition to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But how does Social Security make this important decision? One of the most important tools they use is the…

Are You Ready for Your Closeup Social Security Now Offers Online Video Hearings

Are You Ready for Your Closeup? Social Security Now Offers Online Video Hearings

It’s no secret that the coronavirus public health emergency has changed the way we do things. Even the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) has not been immune. Before COVID-19, people had the option of handling services by going to their local Social Security office. Telephone and online serves were, and still are, options. However, online…

What Is the Social Security Representative Payee Program

What Is the Social Security Representative Payee Program

At age 8, Hunter started receiving Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”). Of course, he was too young to manage his benefits. Unfortunately, his mother was not capable of managing them either. They needed help. Jillian also needed help. At age 55, she was no longer able to…

Understanding Your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter

Understanding Your Social Security Benefit Verification Letter

Government benefits can be confusing. Applying is hard, but sometimes it’s even challenging to understand what benefits have been awarded to you. The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) provides a Social Security Benefit Verification letter to people who receive Social Security, disability (Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI), Medicare, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.…