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What Are SSI and SSDI?

Disabled individuals who are unable to work may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). SSDI and SSI offer financial assistance to people who suffer from qualifying medical conditions. In this article, we discuss SSI and SSDI. If you suffer from a disability and would like to explore…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Permanent?

The Social Security disability benefits application process can be long and frustrating. Therefore, when an individual is finally approved for benefits, he or she certainly doesn’t want to lose them. This often leads recipients to wonder whether Social Security disability benefits are permanent. After all, no one wants to lose their benefits after going through…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Retroactive?

Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) provides disabled individuals with monthly benefits. People who are approved for SSDI often wonder whether such benefits are retroactive. Retroactive benefits are payments that predate a person’s initial SSDI application. In this article, we examine whether Social Security disability benefits are retroactive.  Established Onset Date  Your established onset date is…

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Can Social Security Disability Benefits Be Garnished?

Social Security disability benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work due to disability. The process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a long and difficult one, so the last thing recipients want is to have their benefits taken away. Unfortunately, however, Social Security disability benefits may be subject to garnishment….

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Earned Income?

The recipients of Social Security disability benefits receive payments each month from the Social Security Administration. These funds function much like income. This raises the following question: are Social Security disability benefits earned income? In this article, we address the tax implications of Social Security disability benefits. For additional information on this issue, please contact…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) provides benefits to certain people who are unable to work due to disability. Workers who have paid into the Social Security system are eligible to receive Social Security disability insurance (“SSDI”). SSDI may also provide benefits to a disabled individual’s dependents. In this article, we discuss Social Security disability benefits…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Illness

If you suffer from mental illness, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. However, in order to qualify, you must meet guidelines established by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). In this article, we review the requirements to qualify for Social Security disability benefits for mental illness.  How to Qualify The first thing you…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Autism

Autism is a condition that affects a person’s communication and social interaction skills. The condition is usually recognized by the time a person turns three years old. There are several signs of autism, and people experience them in varying degrees. When autism is severe, it is considered a disability. Individuals with autism who are unable…

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