Social Security

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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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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30 Mar

Is My Child Eligible to Receive Social Security Benefits?

For those with a family to support, having a disability can be difficult on a physical and emotional level. Social Security helps provide payments for disabled individuals who are unable to work. Depending…

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02 Jan

Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

After waiting to be approved for Social Security Disability benefits, some claimants may be surprised to learn that their benefits may be taxed, so the overall amount of benefits they receive will be…

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26 Dec

Can Spouses of Social Security Disability Recipients Also Receive Benefits?

When you start collecting Social Security disability benefits, dependents who rely on your income, such as a spouse or ex-spouse, may also qualify for benefits. Eligibility will depend on several factors,…

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16 Dec

Qualifying for Social Security Disability After a Car Accident

In some car accidents, you may be injured so severely that you are unable to return to work for an extended period of time. In these situations, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits…

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31 Oct

Are Disability Reviews Needed to Maintain Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration does not stop reviewing eligibility for disability benefits once an application is approved. Some applicants must go through Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR) at…

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24 Sep

How Do I Pay My Bills While Waiting for a Decision on Social Security Disability?

It might be a while before the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides whether to award you benefits. This may leave you struggling to pay your bills, particularly if you cannot work very much…

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