January 2020

What Happens to My Social Security Benefits When I Reach Retirement Age?

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When someone receiving disability benefits reaches the age of full retirement, there are two major changes that will occur. First, your benefits will no longer be paid out via Social Security Disability, but rather through SSA’s retirement program. Fortunately, you will not have to deal with any interruption of payment during this period of transition….

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Can My Social Security Benefits Be Garnished for Debt?

Close up picture of multi-colored credit cards January 13th, 2020

When you have creditors after you for getting behind on your bills, it can be very intimidating and overwhelming. Therefore it is important to understand your rights. Creditors who are looking to collect money from you are generally unable to garnish your Social Security disability benefits, whether it is Social Security Disability (SSD)or SSI (Supplemental…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxed?

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With tax season around the corner, you may be wondering if your disability benefits can be taxed. It is important to know that although Michigan imposes a state income tax, it has made Social Security benefits fully exempt from tax liability. In addition, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is not taxed. However, you still may be…

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