Supplemental Security Income Disability Benefits

Published on November 22nd, 2017

The Federal Income supplement program that is funded by general tax revenue is referred to as Supplemental Security Income — SSI. It is structured to to help those who are elderly, disabled, and blind and have little to no income. The program provides money so that these claimants can afford basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. Like SSDI, SSI is run by the Social Security Administration, but the do differ.

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What to Expect at a Disability Hearing?

Published on November 16th, 2017

If you have to attend a disability hearing, it can be a stressful experience. It is not as dramatic as is often depicted. You can help alleviate any anxiety you have going into your hearing by knowing what to expect. Your attorney can also help prepare you before your hearing.

Disability Hearing

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Medical Conditions that Qualify You for Disability Claims

Published on November 13th, 2017

If you have a medical condition, and are wondering whether you qualify for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability, here is how the process works.

Medical Conditions for SSD

First, the SSA maintains an impairment listing called the Blue Book, which is updated annuall

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What Is The Social Security Retirement Age?

Published on November 10th, 2017

As each year passes, the age at which you can collect benefits increases, courtesy of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Why the increase? SSA began the practice several years ago to help the beleaguered benefit system by delaying payouts. In 2018, the full retirement age will increase by two months; you must be age 66 and four months to be considered as full retirement age. The 2018 change affects individuals born after 1956.

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What is the Onset Date for Social Security Disability?

Published on November 9th, 2017

When you file for Social Security Disability (SSDI), part of the application process is establishing a timeline of your medical history related to your disability. In that timeline, the most important date you’re going to have to include is what is called the onset date. The onset date is the date you claim your disability began. In reality, it might actually be on a specific day -- the day you were injured, for example -- or it might not really be one day -- in the event of an illness or other condition that kept getting worse until it just became too much. Either way, it

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Social Security Benefits for Noncitizens

Published on November 7th, 2017

If you live in the United States and are not a citizen, it's still important to know which Social Security benefits you may still be eligible for. You may be eligible for noncitizen SSD benefits. This is important to know that you will be able to collect benefits if something were to happen to prevent you from working.

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What to do if You Have Received a Disability Overpayment

Published on November 1st, 2017

Sometimes the Social Security Administration (SSA) inadvertently pays benefit recipients more than they should. There are a variety of reasons overpayments occur. Some of these reasons are based on applicant error, such as making mistakes in reporting information. Other reasons have their genesis at the SSA, of which applicants may not be aware. Here is some important information you need to know if you have received an overpayment from the SSA.

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The Importance of a Social Security Disability Appeals Council Brief

Published on October 30th, 2017

If you're working your way through a disability appeal where your application has been denied either at the hearing level or your hearing request has been denied, a Social Security Council Brief will be of the utmost importance in your case. If this happens and you wish to pursue your case, you will need to draft an Appeal Council Brief in order to move forward. This will act to request the review of the administrative law judge's hearing decision.

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Where Do Social Security Taxes Go?

Published on October 26th, 2017

For anyone who’s worked into the Social Security system, you’re probably familiar with that tax taken out of your paycheck — federal income taxes that help fund Social Security, among other services. The government relies on these taxes to fund programs like Social Security, which encompasses benefits for retirees, Medicare recipients and people with disabilities. But you may be wondering how exactly your Social Security taxes are being spent, and whether or not you will actually see any of that money returned to you once you retire.

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Social Security Disability OTR

Published on October 24th, 2017

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability (SSDI), but have been denied, then you’re probably thinking about appealing. For many, the appeals process is difficult and frustrating, even if it does sometimes end in good news. Some people are able to catch a lucky break when going through appeals, however, because the evidence that they submit is compelling enough that the hearing officer decides that an actual hearing isn’t needed, and just decides to grant the SSDI benefits on the spot. When this happens, it’s said that the decision was made “on the record,”

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