social security disability

SSDI and SSI: What’s the Difference?

If you suffer from a disability, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. The two primary types of Social Security disability benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Below is an overview on the difference between SSDI and SSI.  What is SSDI? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for People 55 and Older

The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) offers benefits to people who are unable to work due to disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) are the largest of these disability benefits programs. Although these programs are different in many ways, both provide financial assistance to those who have a disability and meet…

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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you suffer from a medical condition that has rendered you unable to work, you may qualify for  Social Security disability benefits. There are two types of Social Security disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In order to qualify for either program, you must have paid into the Social…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Brain Injuries

A serious brain injury is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person. Few other injuries can affect victims in so many ways. For example, brain injury victims often face the following types of problems: Disability  Memory loss Headaches  Changes in behavior Mobility issues  Communication issues In addition, the financial impact…

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woman filling out social security disability documentation.

SSDI and SSI Documentation Requirements

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to disabled individuals between the ages of 18 and 65 who have paid into the Social Security system. Benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program are available to disabled or blind individuals over 65 years of age. When an individual applies for SSDI or SSI, he or…

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Calculating Social Security Disability Benefits

The amount of Social Security disability benefits an individual receives is based on his or her covered earnings, which is the money he or she paid in Social Security taxes prior to becoming disabled. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides benefits to people who suffer from a disability and are…

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What Is a Continuing Disability Review?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide financial resources to those who are unable to work due to disability. Following initial approval for SSDI or SSI, the Social Security Administration periodically conducts reviews known as Continuing Disability Reviews. Usually, if an SSDI or SSI recipient’s medical and employment status remains substantially…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dementia

Dementia is a broad term that encompasses a wide group of symptoms. There are several conditions and diseases that can lead to dementia, with the most common being Alzheimer’s disease. Although most dementia sufferers develop it later in life, it does not solely affect the elderly. Hundreds of thousands of individuals under 65 years old…

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