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Signs That You Will Be Approved for SSI Disability

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a daunting and lengthy process. Wouldn't it be helpful to know if you have a good chance of being approved before going through all the paperwork and waiting? Understanding the signs that indicate you may be approved…

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People with disabilities eligible for discount on Internet access

New Yorkers with disabilities can now get discounts on their Internet access. A new program created by Congress makes this possible across the country. What is the new program? The Affordable Connectivity Program was created as a way to benefit people with disabilities who are…

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Proposed reforms to Supplemental Security Income on the way

Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI disability, is a lifesaver program for many disabled individuals in New York. It provides a basic income for those who are disabled and do not have enough Social Security tax credits to receive Social Security Disability Insurance, also…

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SSI Earnings Caps

Many New Yorkers are denied Social Security Disability Insurance when they file for benefits. There are several reasons why this happens, but the primary reason is that SSDI is a qualified insurance program based on tax credits accrued during a working career. Many who are…

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The Differences Between SSI and SSDI

If you’re a resident of New York who is elderly or disabled, knowing the difference between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is important. These programs can be beneficial when you have limited financial resources to pay for essentials such as…

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SSI Benefits For Your Child Can Make A World Of Difference

Raising a child with a disability takes lots of love and patience beyond measure. Most parents have those assets in abundance. What they may not have are the financial resources necessary to provide the extra medical care, special training, and activities that will enrich their…

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Do I Need To Be A Citizen To Qualify For SSI?

From its earliest days, New York City has been a city of immigrants. Seelig Law Offices is proud to call this city, the home of the Statue of Liberty and many vibrant communities of people who have moved here to create a better life for…

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Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a Disability?

Dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be incredibly frustrating. While you are in excruciating pain and unable to work, you may also be dealing with employers, coworkers, and even loved ones who do not take your complaints seriously. Until you have experienced it for…

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Three Big Differences Between SSDI And 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 has two different programs that pay disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Below,…

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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, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If these changes are pushed through, many New Yorkers who previously qualified for benefits…

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