Disability

Details on Supplemental Security Income and How to Qualify

Over 8 million people received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from Social Security in April, with 28.5% of them age 65 or older. If you are wondering about your individual eligibility, check out this Patch.com article by Social Security’s Delia De…

Ask Rusty – Using IRA instead of Claiming SS; Disability Appeal

Dear Rusty: I am currently unemployed and drawing funds from my IRA. I am 62 years old. My financial adviser instructed me to not take Social Security because once I do that the percentage of increase would stop. He said…

SSDI’s Compassionate Allowances List Expanded

CDKL5 deficiency disorder, Pitt Hopkins syndrome, primary peritoneal cancer and Richter syndrome have been added to Social Security’s Compassionate Allowances list. This list, which now identifies 237 conditions that help expedite Disability benefits for applicants, can be viewed on the…

Sen. Collins Comments on S. 2262, The Expedited Disability Insurance Payments for Terminally Ill Individuals Act

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) issued a press release describing the importance of S. 2262, The Expedited Disability Insurance Payments for Terminally Ill Individuals Act, and advocating elimination of the five-month waiting period for claims. The bill, introduced July 25 by sponsor…

Understanding the Complexities of Disability in SSDI amd SSI

In an article titled “What’s Really Keeping People With Disabilities Unemployed” posted on www.themighty.com, Karin Willison provides a detailed account of the myriad complexities faced by beneficiaries under America’s disability support programs. As Disability Employment Awareness Month winds to an end next week,…

VA Disability and SSDI Benefits Explained

This post on http://www.dcmilitary.com explains the differences between Veterans Administration (VA) disability and Social Security;s Disability Income benefits (SSDI), and outlines circumstances under which dual eligibility might occur. The post also covers the steps for applying for benefits, as well as the…

The Importance of Understanding SSDI Eligibility

Tyler Smith, in a post on the American Economic Association’s website, recaps an article from the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, asserting that communications from federal agencies regarding individual eligibility for programs like Social Security Disability Income may not be adequately attracting…

Working While Disabled — Social Security Can Help

(Source: Social Security Administration) While it may be best known for retirement, Social Security is also here to help you get back to work if you are disabled. For millions of people, work isn’t just a source of income, it’s…

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