October 2019

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

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

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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?

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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

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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