Qualifying for SSI Expedited Payments

Qualifying for SSI Expedited Payments

Finding the right government benefit programs takes time. The requirements vary from program to program, and there’s a lot of information to understand quickly. When someone needs help now, learning the application process can take six months or more can be devastating. Emergency payments may be available through programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but…

My Child Has a Disability. Can We Get SSDI or SSI Benefits

My Child Has a Disability. Can We Get SSDI or SSI Benefits?

John and Angela’s daughter was born with a serious respiratory disorder – cystic fibrosis. They struggled to pay for costly treatments, medication, and therapy while also supporting their other children and themselves. They needed financial support. John and Angela did not know whether to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits. They didn’t know whether they…

Will CalFresh Affect Your Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Will CalFresh Affect Your Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Millions of Americans receive Supplemental Security Income benefits each year. This program, which is administered by the Social Security Administration, provides additional money each month to qualified families and individuals. A California benefit program, CalFresh, also provides monthly benefits. If you need monthly assistance, will receiving CalFresh affect your Supplemental Security Income benefits? In the…

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…

How a Compassionate Allowance May Help Your Claim for Disability Benefits

How a Compassionate Allowance May Help Your Claim for Disability Benefits

If you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for certain disability benefits. The two most well-known are probably Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), both managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It can be difficult to get from application date to approval…

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,…