Supplemental Security Income for Your Child?

Children with marked and severe functional limitations (that have lasted, or are expected to last, for 12 months or result in death) may qualify for SSI payments, provided their families meet strict resource and income limits. We can help if you have a disabled child and have questions. • A small percentage of children in […]

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Differences Between SSI and SSDI?

THe difference between SSI and SSDI is always worth a review! SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is an earned benefit that focuses on physical and mental impairments that are severe enough to prevent people from engaging in their normal occupations or any other work. Their impairment must be expected to last for at least 12 […]

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Marriage May Affect Benefit Eligibility

This is a chilling story! Mr. Moore had been receiving about $700 a month in Disabled Adult Child payments, a program that allows people disabled before adulthood to draw from their parents’ Social Security accounts. But buried in the regulations is a provision that says these payments end when the recipient gets married, unless they […]

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Denied Your Benefits? Appeal!

People applying for disability benefits for the first time are often turned down initially, but are successful after going through the appeals process. If you receive approval, benefits will be retroactive to the time you first applied. It’s very important to make sure that copies of complete medical information and work history are sent to […]

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Can Disability Benefits be Stopped?

Two things can cause Social Security to decide that you are no longer disabled and to stop your benefits. Your disability benefits will stop if you work at a level they consider “substantial.”In 2016, average earnings of $1,130 or more per month ($1,820 or more per month if you are blind) are usually considered substantial. […]

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Family Members Eligible for Disability Benefits

One of the most important thing about Social Security disability benefits is payments to qualified family members. It is also one of the important distinctions between SSI and Social Security disability: only workers who have paid taxes into the system are eligible for full family coverage. A family member may be eligible for a monthly […]

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Respiratory Disability Regulations Undergo Updates and Revisions

In June, Social Security revised the criteria in its Listing of Impairment regulations that are used to evaluate claims involving respiratory disorders in adults and children. The revisions reflect “program experience and advances in medical knowledge” since they last comprehensively revised this body system in 1993. It included in its evaluation the comments received from […]

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Estimate your Disability Benefits

You can get estimates of monthly disability or retirement benefits based on your actual Social Security earnings record from the Social Security web site. You must have enough credits to qualify for benefits. Credits are the “building blocks” used to find out whether you have the minimum amount of covered work to qualify for each […]

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New Layer of Security at www.ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has added an extra layer of security for customers when they interact online using the “My Social Security” suite of services. My Social Security is a section of the socielsecurity.gov web site that allows you to create an account and view your contributions to your retirement/disability account, as well as […]

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Benefits for Family Members of Disabled People

One of the most important aspects of Social Security disability benefits is payments to qualified family members. It is also one of the important distinctions between SSI and Social Security disability: only workers who have paid taxes into the system are eligible for full family coverage. A family member may be eligible for a monthly […]

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