I Have Children. Can They Get SSI Benefits?

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…

Experience Helps: Why You Need to Hire a Disability Attorney

Experience Helps: Why You Need to Hire a Disability Attorney

Sometimes success requires getting the right person for the right job. For example, if you need a new engine for your car, you go to an experienced mechanic, maybe even someone who specializes in replacing engines. You probably will see this throughout your life – the value of experience. With something as important as a…

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

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,…

Disability Benefits for the Self-Employed Worker

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…

Benefits for Children of SSDI and SSI Recipients

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…