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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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Are There Financial Resources to Help While Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits?

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It can be stressful waiting for your Social Security Disability claim to be approved, especially if you’re the primary source of income in your household. It takes at least three months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to approve or deny your claim, and months or even longer if you must file an appeal. Are…

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Can You Receive Disability Benefits For Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia is a painful musculoskeletal disorder that affects over 5 million Americans. This disorder affects brain signals’ processing, resulting in heightened pain, issues with sleep, mood, memory, and fatigue. Like many other conditions, Fibromyalgia is not yet fully understood by the medical community, and medical professionals are still uncertain of the exact cause of Fibromyalgia….

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Can You Receive Disability Benefits For Epilepsy?

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If you suffer from epileptic seizures and medication doesn’t prevent you from having frequent disruptive seizures, you may be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Qualifying for Disability Benefits Due to Epilepsy Epilepsy is one of the many conditions listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. If you meet…

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Can A Child Receive Disability Benefits?

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The Social Security Disability attorneys at DA Michigan frequently receive questions concerning children’s eligibility for disability benefits. When parents receive Social Security disability benefits, their children may also be eligible for benefits. Read below to find out more. If I’m Approved for Disability, Will My Child Get Benefits? In 2017, the SSA distributed an average of…

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Will I Lose My SSI Benefits If I Sell My Home?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to those over 65, disabled adults, and children who need income assistance with less than $2,000 of assets or $3,000 if married. If you receive SSI, then proceeds from the sale of your home could temporarily make you ineligible for SSI payments. In this blog, we’ll discuss what you need to know if you receive SSI and want to sell your home. 

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How Often Will I Receive Disability Benefits?

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If you’ve been approved to receive Social Security benefits, you’re most likely wondering how often you’ll be receiving payments. Here’s a quick breakdown of when to expect to see your Social Security benefits arrive. Social Security Disability Payment Schedule Payments are generally issued on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th Wednesday each month. However, if the…

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COLA Announced at 1.3% for 2021

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People with disabilities who receive SSDI or SSI will soon see their payments increase. 72 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients will see a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to their monthly benefits beginning January 1st, 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. In 2021, the monthly federal SSI payment standard will be…

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How Does Marriage Affect Social Security Disability?

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Social Security decisions become more complicated for married couples, especially if one spouse earned much more than the other and is entitled to more benefits. Each spouse has a choice: take benefits on their own earnings record or the spouse’s record. Whether getting married will stop or lower your disability benefits depends on whether you’re…

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