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3 Signs of Disability Benefits Scams

On July 31, 2016

While applying for federal disability benefits (and/or SSI) can be an involved process, it can be far more complicated – if not precarious – if you happen to be taken by a disability benefits scam. In fact, according to authorities at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), phishing and identify theft […] Read More

What Is Acceptable Medical Evidence for Federal Disability Benefits?

On July 20, 2016

Applying for federal disability benefits will require providing proof of the disability to the Social Security Administration (SSA). This proof (or acceptable medical evidence) can include various types of documents and reports from medical providers, and it is essential to verifying the nature and severity of the impairment in question. […] Read More

Work Credits for Social Security Disability Benefits: FAQs

On July 10, 2016

Eligibility for federal disability benefits will depend, at least in part, on the work credits a prospective beneficiary has earned. In other words, in order to qualify for SSDI, one of the things you will have to prove is that you have accumulated the required number of work credits. Uncovering […] Read More

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Disability & SSI Beneficiaries

On June 24, 2016

Applying for federal disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a complicated process, especially for people who may be struggling with serious physical and/or mental impairments. To help prospective beneficiaries get the benefits they need and deserve, below we have revealed some of the most common mistakes people tend […] Read More

SSDI & SSI Answers: What Do Representative Payees Have to Report to the SSA?

On June 18, 2016

Representative payees are responsible for reporting a number of circumstances to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to ensure that officials are aware of any changes that could impact beneficiaries’ payments. Clarifying more about representative payees’ duties, below we have pointed out the top 5 reporting responsibilities representative payees […] Read More

Does the SSA Provide Temporary Disability Benefits?

On June 12, 2016

No, benefits paid out by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are intended for people who are deemed to have more serious, lasting impairments, rather than short-term, fleeting ailments. In fact, in order to qualify for federal disability benefits, a prospective beneficiary must prove that (s)he has an impairment that is […] Read More

Will Workers’ Compensation Benefits Affect My Disability Benefits?

On June 6, 2016

It depends on who’s paying those benefits, as well as: How much is being receiving in workers’ compensation benefits Whether any other public benefits are being collected. To shed some more light on this answer and clarify just when workers’ compensation benefits can affect federal disability benefits, below, we have […] Read More

Can My Social Security Disability Benefits Be Garnished?

On May 31, 2016

Yes, your federal disability benefits can be garnished. In general, these types of garnishments are ordered by courts when beneficiaries have defaulted on paying: Family-related support payments – These can include child support payments, as well as alimony or spousal support payments. For these types of defaults, the family court […] Read More

Can I Qualify for SSDI or SSI If I’m Homeless?

On May 24, 2016

Yes, as long as you meet the specific eligibility requirements for federal disability benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you can still qualify for these benefits regardless of whether or not you are homeless. Because, however, there may be some special considerations that apply to your benefits’ application, below, we […] Read More

Why is the SSA Reviewing My SSI Benefits?

On May 18, 2016

After the Social Security Administration (SSA) has approved Supplement Security Income (SSI) for a given beneficiary, periodic reviews of that case will be conducted to determine whether, over time: The beneficiary still qualifies for SSI; and If so, the amount of SSI is still appropriate, given the beneficiary’s current circumstances. […] Read More