Archive | February, 2016

Unemployment Benefits and Disabilty Claims

It is tricky territiry for those who might consider applying for federal Social Security disability benefits while also signing up for state unemployment insurance. On the one hand, a Social Security disability applicant, to be eligible, is claiming that any kind of work is impossible. On the other hand, asking for unemployment insurance means swearing […]

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Long Term Disability and Social Security

People with disabling conditions are often overwhelmed by dealing with multiple insurance programs, including applications for Social Security disability. Anyone who has recent work experience may also be applying for long or short-term disability payments through employers. We can help. In recent years, disability insurance companies have become more cost-conscious, and often more adversarial in […]

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ABLE Savings Plans for Disabled

The 529 ABLE plans in the U.S., launched a year ago, are useful for people with disabilities because they provide a tax-free way for themselves, their families or friends to save money for qualified expenses such as education or transportation. They also help protect people with disabilities from losing social security benefits when they cross […]

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Can Social Security Benefits be Garnished?

For most types of debt, including credit cards, medical bills, and personal loans, Social Security cannot be garnished to pay the debt. If you owe money to a creditor, the creditor can go to court and get an order to take money from your bank account. If your Social Security check is directly deposited in […]

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Tax Forms For Social Security Recipients

Millions of taxpayers will now be gathering the forms needed to file federal, state, and local tax returns. If you receive Social Security benefits, one of the forms you may need is the Social Security Benefit Statement, SSA-1099 or 1042S. Social Security mails these forms to all beneficiaries on or before January 31. As of […]

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