October 2019

Can I Continue to Receive My Benefits After I Go to Prison?

October 24th, 2019

Many disabled Americans depend on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. But what happens to benefits if someone receiving them is convinced of a crime? Generally speaking, when you go to prison, or another institution for committing a crime, monthly SSDI and SSI payments are unavailable. Additionally, an individual…

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What You Should Know About SSD Benefits and Divorce

man and woman signing divorce papers, wedding rings off October 17th, 2019

If you and a spouse decide to divorce, this is a major change in your life. In addition to the emotional aspects associated with going through a divorce, you are also forced to make many critical decisions about your future, including your finances. But what happens if a spouse has Social Security Disability benefits? Is…

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What is the 2020 COLA?

woman paying bills October 14th, 2019

The Social Security Administration recently announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 1.6% in 2020.  This increase applies to those receiving disability, retirement and veterans’ benefits. What is a COLA and How is it Determined? The COLA was created in order to increase benefits to account for the rising cost of consumer goods and inflation….

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Mental Illness and Social Security Disability

October 9th, 2019

Unfortunately, there is still a lot stigma and misunderstanding when it comes to mental health issues. This is despite the fact that millions of Americans live with a mental health conditions. The National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) recognizes the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. It does so in order…

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