February 2021

Do Inheritances Affect SSI Benefits?

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Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a federal program run by the Social Security Administration supported by general federal tax revenues. Eligibility for SSI is not contribution-based like other Social Security benefits, meaning you don’t have to pay Social Security or other taxes to receive SSI benefits.SSI is means-based and is specifically intended to help…

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Can I Continue To Work If My Spouse Receives SSD Benefits?

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Social Security Disability (SSD) is designed to protect workers and their families from financial burden. When one spouse is unable to work, it may be challenging to keep up with bills, mortgage payments and other financial obligations. One of the most common questions before applying for SSD is whether an individual can continue to work…

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