SSDI

Is the Social Security Administration preparing to bar 500,000 Americans from getting benefits?

David A. Weaver, Ph.D., is an economist and retired federal employee who has authored a number of studies on Social Security.  Writing in The Hill, Weaver speaks out against a Social Security Administration (SSA) proposed rule change that would make it…

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…

An Update on SSDI Reform

Collin Roth, policy analyst for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, provides thoughts on efforts to implement reform measures in federal disability insurance, suggesting that state-level initiatives might be the answer. In his post, Roth suggests “(i)f states were…

Disability and Social Security Spousal Benefits

The question of how a spouse’s SSDI benefits relate to the ability to apply for benefits on the other spouse’s work record is one that arises frequently. Newsday’s Lynn Brenner provides an analysis of these two types of benefits coincide, including…

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,…

SSDI: Going Back to Work on a Trial Basis

In response to a question from an SSDI recipient wanting to return to work but concerned about not being able to remain employed, the analysts at maximizemysocialsecurity.com provide an explanation of Social Security’s trial work period (TWP) provision and how benefits…

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…

Understanding the “Social Security Administration Representative Payee Program”

A representative payee is someone who is chosen by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help individuals budget and spend the Social Security money. So, if you are receiving monthly Social Security benefits called SSI or SSDI, and the SSA…

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