Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to SSDI or SSI Benefits

Surviving Spouses May Be Entitled to SSDI or SSI Benefits

As a two-income family, Susan and Phil relied on both their incomes to help raise their two children. It was quite a blow when Susan had to stop working because of a debilitating heart condition, but her disability benefits covered some of their financial loss. Unfortunately, Susan died while waiting for a heart transplant. However,…

Social Security Services: What Is Working and What Is Not

Social Security Services: What Is Working and What Is Not

The current COVID-19 public health emergency stresses most people. If you receive any benefits from the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”), you may have to deal with some additional stress. Will your benefits still be deposited into your account every month? If you have questions, where can you go for answers? And what if you…

2020 SSDI and SSI benefits How Much Can You Get

2020 SSDI and SSI Benefits: How Much Can You Get?

People who are unable to work due to a disability may rely on government benefits. The Social Security Administration (“Social Security”) runs two such programs:  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How much an individual can receive in SSDI and SSI benefits is a crucial question for millions of Americans, especially…

FAQs About the Representative Payee Program

FAQs About the Representative Payee Program

If you or someone you know has received disability benefits, you may have heard the term “representative payee.”  The Social Security Administration (SSA), which manages the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, recognizes that some people will find it difficult to manage their monthly disability benefits. When this occurs, a…

SSI, By the Numbers

SSI, By the Numbers

The United States Government’s Social Security Administration (SSA) provides direct benefits to recipients through several programs:  Social Security retirement, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program is handled differently and has different eligibility requirements. For example, SSI applicants must meet strict income and resource requirements. Still, many people do qualify…

How a Disability Law Firm Can Improve Your Chance for Success

How a Disability Law Firm Can Improve Your Chance for Success

George was a “do-it-yourself” kind of man. He worked hard for decades, but his debilitating emphysema finally forced him out of the workplace. As he looked for options that would allow him to provide some support for his family, George felt confused. Did he need workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental…

3 Key Differences Between SSDI and SSI

3 Key Differences Between SSDI and SSI

It’s easy to be confused by two government benefit programs with somewhat similar names. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both administered by the Social Security Administration (“Social Security”). Although some aspects of the programs are similar, there are three key differences between SSDI and SSI. #1.  Work Credits To…

3 Experts Who Are Important to Your Disability Clai

3 Experts Who Are Important to Your Disability Claim

After learning you are unable to work due to a disability, you may come in contact with a number of professionals. In this article, we will take a close look at three experts who are important to the success of your disability claim: vocational experts, medical providers, and disability lawyers. Vocational Experts Are Important to…

What Happens at a Disability Interview

What Happens at Disability Interviews?

Some tasks are just easier if you understand what is about to transpire. Dealing with any government agency can be an exercise in frustration – but a necessary one. If you need Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may struggle to submit a complete application. Learning that you then have…