Where Does The Money For SSDI And SSI Benefits Come From?

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Benefits offered by both state and federal governmental agencies help thousands of people a day. In fact, statistics put the number of disabled workers at about one for every six, for a total of close to 30 million disabled workers in America. While not every one of these people will be successful making a claim for Social Security Disability Income … Read More

Does The Americans With Disabilities Act Impact My SSDI Payments?

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The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law from the 1990’s that prohibits employment discrimination due to a disability. The purpose of this law is to ensure disabled persons are given the same opportunities as others, without fear of discrimination. Roughly 18 years after the Act became law, significant changes were made. The most notable change was to the … Read More

A Guide To The Benefits Offered By The Social Security Administration

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Most of us are shocked to see how much of our paycheck goes to taxes, but having social security and other taxes held out can benefit you if you become disabled or when you are ready to retire. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers a host of benefits, and thousands of people rely on these valuable benefits daily. Among the … Read More

How Much Does Medicare Cost?

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If you are on a fixed income, every dollar you spend counts. Even if you are not on a fixed budget, it is always good to know how much things will cost. And, if you are receiving disability or other governmental benefits you will need to know if you must pay for a portion of those benefits or if they … Read More

How Do I Apply For Medicare?

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Having adequate healthcare is a must, and having the means to pay for that care is also important. The arguments over health insurance are not new, although politicians have a way of making it seem like the debater over healthcare is recent. Medicare is a form of health insurance, provided for by the federal government. People over 65, people under … Read More

Do I Have To Pay Taxes On SSDI or SSI?

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The payment of income taxes is an expense most of us prefer not to have, so we work hard all year to have enough taken out of our check to avoid paying more in April. If you do not have enough withheld you will owe Uncle Sam on April 15th, which can put a dent in your budget. Since payment … Read More

Can I Ever Increase My Social Security Disability Payments?

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If you are disabled and rely on Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments to live, you will want to make sure your payment amount is at its maximum. The amount you earned prior to becoming disabled is the determining factor in how your SSDI payment is each month, but there are external factors that come into play that may cause … Read More

Why Was My Social Security Check Less This Month?

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If you work, you pay into social security. These payments are intended to be there for you as retirement benefits when you reach a certain age, and many retired workers depend on a certain amount each month. You can check your benefit amount at any time, by creating an online account with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The account is … Read More

Can I Change My Meds After I Am Awarded Disability Benefits?

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Being awarded Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a time consuming process and requires you to submit a lot of documents and evidence regarding your condition. Many people think once benefits are awarded the hard part is over, but it is critical to have an understanding of what happens after the award is made. The most important piece of this … Read More

How Walking Aids Can Help You With A Disability Claim

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When applying for disability you have to prove you are disabled. To do this you will need to see your doctor and gather the medical records that document your disability. The more evidence you have to show you are so disabled you cannot work, the more likely you are to be successful on a claim. This means you should present … Read More