Social Security Disability

Making the Social Security Disability process easier

The agency recently made changes to the disability application process for both programs it administers: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Updates will improve the application process and take less time for applicants to receive a…

What Causes Occasional Double Social Security Payments in one Month?

In May 2024 SSI recipients received two payments, one on May 1st and one on May 31st. This occurred because the first of June fell on a weekend. Social Security’s payout calendar causes this to happen sometimes. As a result…

Ask Rusty – Why Can’t I Get Social Security Disability on My Own or My Husband’s Record?

Dear Rusty: I am considered disabled by State of Washington doctors, but Social Security has turned me down three times when I applied for disability saying I don’t have enough work points. I am the wife of a retired, disabled…

A Disability Determination Complication–Outdated List of Job Opportunities

The Social Security Disability benefits application process is complicated, and wending one’s way through the rules and regulations can be arduous. Given the toll it takes on applicants just to get to a hearing on eligibility, imagine the feeling of…

High rents outpace federal disability payments, leaving many homeless

(By Fred Clasen-Kelly for NPR published September 15, 2022) After two months of sleeping in the Salvation Army Center of Hope homeless shelter in Charlotte, N.C., Margaret Davis has had no luck finding an apartment she can afford. The 55-year-old…

Rep. Ted Yoho says Social Security Disability reform needed now

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) penned an op-ed in The Hill calling on Congress to tackle the solvency and efficiency of the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI).  Yoho calles the program flawed, as nearly 50% of the factors used in determining program…

Social Security Disability and Work

The inability to engage in substantial gainful activity is the general criteria to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.  This article by Rachel Hartman takes readers through the specific and detailed guidelines for eligibility as well as how to apply. …

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