A simple guide to social security disability benefits

A Simple Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits

Despite a glut of information, it can be difficult to understand Social Security disability benefits. Wading through numerous web pages, pamphlets, brochures, and Social Security communications takes time. This simple guide to Social Security disability benefits should help. The Social Security Administration You probably think of retirement benefits when you hear “Social Security.” However, the…

Watch for These Current SSI Scams

Watch for These Current SSI Scams

Most people feel distressed when they get a phone call or letter from a government agency like the Social Security Administration (Social Security). But sometimes, people are not who they say they are. In fact, identify thieves and other criminal actors will lie to get personally identifiable information from unsuspecting, trusting victims. If you get…

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…