The Social Security Administration Has a New Commissioner!

The Social Security Administration Has a New Commissioner!

The Social Security Administration (SSA) helped millions since President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the agency in 1935. In addition to the obvious beneficiaries – retirees – the SSA provides benefits to disabled Americans and more than 50 million orphaned children. With an annual net cost of about $1 trillion in 2018, SSA spending comprises about…

How to Report Wages While Receiving SSDI or SSI

How to Report Wages While Receiving SSDI or SSI

Larry received monthly payments from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – even after he started working part-time. Yes, that’s possible! You do have to know how to report wages while receiving SSDI or SSI, though. In fact, failing to report money you have earned could put you in the position…

3 Things Your Representative Payee Cannot Do

3 Things Your Representative Payee Cannot Do

Most adults who receive Social Security benefits can handle the money themselves. However, adults who are considered legally incompetent, and most minor children, may need some help. In such cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may appoint a representative payee. There are some things that your representative payee cannot do. Your Representative Payee Cannot Withhold…

Is it Hard to Prove That Mental Illness Is a Disability

Is it Hard to Prove That Mental Illness Is a Disability?

Jeannie suffered from depression. From the time she was a teenager, she struggled with it, along with ADHD and anxiety. Her conditioned worsened at one point, and she was unable to continue working. However, she still needed an income and started looking into Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Jeannie wondered if it…

Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits

Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s not that uncommon for a pregnant woman to be unable to work for at least part of her pregnancy. Some mothers-to-be must be hospitalized or put on bed rest for conditions like toxemia, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, or blood clots. At what point, though, will pregnancy qualify for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance…

Can I Get More than One Kind of Disability Benefit

Can I Get More than One Kind of Disability Benefit?

It’s natural to want to access all the help available to you. As someone who is unable to work due to a physical condition, your medical bills may increase while your income decreases. Fortunately, you may be eligible for more than one kind of disability benefit. It’s important to understand the requirements of each kind…