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Monday, March 23, 2020

Proposed Changes to SSDI Present a Problem


The Social Security Administration, at the request of President Trump, has proposed some major changes to two of its core programs,

 


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Friday, March 20, 2020

Working While You Wait On Disability Benefits Is A Risk You Might Have To Take


Tom Petty sang that “the waiting is the hardest part,” and boy was he right. When you are trying to figure out how to move forward with your life after becoming disabled, waiting on the Social Security Administration to decide if your application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or

 


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


What is the difference between SSI and SSDI benefits?

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program was created in 1972 by the Social Security Amendments during the Nixon administration.  It began serving the public in 1974. The SSI program is funded through the U.S. Treasury general fund, rather than the Social Security trust fund.
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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Comparing SSD vs. SSI


Should I apply for SSD or SSI benefits?

For those just starting off in the process of applying for disability benefit, it can be confusing to determine which benefits you may be able to receive.  Confusion often arises between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are several main differences between these two forms of disability benefits, and many that qualify for one will not be entitled to receive the other.  Our Read more . . .


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Can I Get SSDI or SSI for Depression?

Depression can be a debilitating condition that impairs a person’s ability to perform daily tasks, including work. There are many depressive disorders that someone may suffer from including bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, dysthymia, manic depression, and many other disorders that cause depression. Chronic depression can cause fatigue, insomnia, weight changes, thoughts of suicide, feelings worthlessness, sleeping too much, and eating problems. Depression may qualify for disability benefits, but you may need a New York social security disability lawyer to assist you with your Social Security disability application.


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits


Who is eligible for SSI benefits?

The Supplemental Security Income program or SSI is administered by the Social Security Administration.  It provides monthly benefits to disabled, blind, or elderly individuals that have few resources and a limited income.  For struggling individuals, SSI benefits can be lifesaving.
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Exploring Social Security Spousal Benefits and Auxiliary Benefits

Can I still receive Social Security spousal benefits if I am divorced?

Spousal benefits allow a husband or wife to receive a portion of a spouse’s Social Security benefits, even if the spouse has never worked. Similarly, auxiliary benefits go to the spouse of a disabled individual receiving SSDI benefits. Spousal benefits can make a big difference in your life and finances, but it is important that you know all the facts so that you can receive the benefits you deserve.  The following is a look at some little known facts about Social Security spousal benefits..
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Friday, September 15, 2017

I’m Receiving Social Security Disability - Can My Family Receive Auxiliary Benefits?


Accidents, illnesses, and any number of other calamities can suddenly and unexpectedly remove you from the workforce.  When that happens, it generally has a very disruptive effect on a family’s finances.  For that reason, in addition to offering disability benefits to the worker, the Social Security Administration offers “auxiliary benefits” to certain members of that worker’s family to help stabilize and support the family.

Who qualifies to receive auxiliary benefits?

First, it’s important to clarify that auxiliary benefits are only available through SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance); they are NOT available through SSI (Supplemental Security Income).  The following family members of SSDI recipients can qualify to receive auxiliary benefit payments:

  • Elderly Spouses - One way a spouse can qualify to receive auxiliary benefits is simply to reach the age of 62 years old.
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Friday, August 25, 2017

SSDI v SSI: Which Benefits Should I Seek?


What is the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

If you are disabled and struggling to cover your expenses, you may wish to consider applying for benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).  The SSA offers two different programs that pay disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Each program has different requirements for receipt of benefits and serves a unique purpose.  Our Read more . . .


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Landlord's Refusal to Pay for Bathtub for Disabled Tenant Proves Costly


What are the rights of the disabled when asking a landlord to make "reasonable modifications"?

It is widely understood that, under Federal, state and local law, it is illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities. When it comes to housing, for example, landlords can be required to provide accommodations for the disabled  to help make an apartment or home more accessible to those with physical or mental impairments. For those who refuse, the penalties can be substantial, as one New York landlord recently discovered.


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Improving Your Chances of Being Approved for SSDI Benefits


What can you do to reduce the chances of an SSDI denial?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit provided by the government to those that are unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity due to an impairment or illness. That is, make more than a certain amount of income in a month. These cash benefits are not provided automatically, and those seeking them must undergo a rigorous application process and prove that they meet certain requirements. But, not everyone meets these requirements. In fact, most claims for SSDI are denied.


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