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Understanding Social Security Disability—An Overview of the Basics

By / June 10, 2018 / Facts / 484 Comments

Enhance your chances of filing a successful claim for disability benefits by increasing your general understanding of Social Security benefits. Learn how you can qualify for disability benefits based on your own work history or in some circumstances based on the work credits of your parents or your deceased spouse. Get help in determining which cease work date to claim as your disability date when you have tried to return to work after you first became disabled. Be sure to take advantage of additional potential benefits. Learn when you can get health insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, how workers compensation... Read more

Supplemental Security Income—SSI—the Other Disability Benefit

By / May 1, 2018 / Supplemental Security Income / 559 Comments

Supplement Your Income or Get Disability Benefits without Work Credits Supplemental Security Income (SSI) offers a source of income or a source of supplemental income for disabled adults and children and for adults age sixty-five and over who have limited income and assets. The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles SSI claims. In looking at your SSI application, the first thing that your local SSA office will check for is whether your assets and income including in-kind support and maintenance in the form of free or subsidized shelter or food are within the SSI limits. (Note that all income and assets... Read more

VA Pension & VA disability benefits

By / February 18, 2018 / Veterans Disability / 3 Comments

Veterans may wonder if they can receive both pension payments and VA disability benefits. The answer is yes, you might be able to participate in both programs – but it depends on the amount of your disability benefits. It may help to review the different purposes and eligibility requirements for each benefit: Non-service-connected pension benefits for veterans disabled after service This type of pension is not for any service-connected disability. It is designed for veterans who become disabled from conditions that occurred after their military service. It is intended for: Low income veterans, who meet income requirements, AND Who are... Read more

The Hidden Free Federal Program: That Provides Free Job Placement Help

By / June 10, 2018 / Managing Your Money / No Comments

Many people in the United States have never heard about a special free federal ‘return to work’ program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Those who have heard about it perhaps may think it is too good to be true. The SSA Ticket To Work Program is both good and true! It has been incredibly successful for over a decade because it is a voluntary program with trained service providers who specialize in job placement. The Ticket To Work Program specifically enables qualified beneficiaries (ages 18-64), who receive either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI),... Read more