Social Security

09 Nov

What Changes Are Coming to the Social Security Program in 2021?

Every year in the fall, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces its annual changes to the Social Security program, providing updates on income limits, benefit amounts and more for recipients.…

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28 Oct

What Should I Do If I Receive a Disability Overpayment?

If you receive a monthly disability payment through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be overpaid at some point. When this happens, you are…

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08 Oct

What is the First Step in Appealing a Denied Disability Claim?

If you have applied for Social Security Disability and your claim has been denied, it is important not to give up on pursuing the disability benefits you may be eligible to receive. Most initial applications…

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30 Sep

How Social Security Evaluates a Disability Applicant’s Ability to Work

To determine your ability to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must know how severely your disability limits your activities. Through a Residual Function Capacity (RFC) assessment, the…

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25 Sep

Should I Appeal My Denied Disability Claim or File a New One?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your disability claim, you have the option of either appealing the decision or starting a new claim.

Which is the best route for you? Our Green…

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14 Sep

Do Veterans Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) help provide benefits to those with disabilities. However, these government benefit programs work differently, requiring…

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28 Aug

How Are Disability Applicants Notified After a Benefits Decision?

After applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you may be anxious as you await a decision and worry whether you have provided all the information needed to make a disability determination.…

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17 Aug

Can Early Retirement Impact Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you work in your 60s and can no longer continue working for health-related reasons, you may be thinking about retiring early and filing for Social Security retirement benefits. Would this be the…

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28 Jul

How the Coronavirus Pandemic is Impacting Social Security Hearings and Appeals

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has made significant changes to its operations and policies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since March 17, 2020, Social Security field offices and hearing…

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09 Jul

Can I Receive Back Pay After Being Approved for SSDI or SSI Benefits?

Once you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be owed more than your monthly disability benefit. Back pay is compensation for the…

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