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…

There’s a New Online Option for Submitting a Disability Update Report

There’s a New Online Option for Submitting a Disability Update Report

We often get frustrated when trying to complete paperwork for government benefit programs. The forms can be confusing. Right now, it isn’t easy to get face-to-face help from Social Security staff. Because of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to use alternative methods. For example, Social Security just rolled out a new online option for…

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…

How to Apply for SSI

How to Apply for SSI

Sometimes people just need a little extra help. For many, this comes in the form of government benefits. For example, millions of people receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments every month from the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”). We are going to review how to apply for SSI benefits in this article. SSI Benefits…

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…

How Long Does It Take to Process SSDI and SSI Applications

How Long Does It Take to Process SSDI and SSI Applications?

When you feel terrible, it’s hard to wait for something that might help you feel a little more secure. But when you apply for government benefits, you seldom get a quick answer. For example, let’s look at Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Understanding how long it takes the Social Security…

I’m Getting Disability Benefits. Is My Family Eligible for Benefits Also

I’m Getting Disability Benefits. Is My Family Eligible for Benefits Also?

Marla and John both worked to support their three children. So, their finances really took a hit when Marla stopped working because of her debilitating multiple sclerosis. She applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and Social Security approved her application. However, her monthly benefits still fell far below what she had been earning.…

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…