Will My SSDI Be Garnished If I Am Sued For A Debt?

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In today’s economy it is hard to keep up with all of your debts, even if you have a good job. Many salaries have not kept up with inflation, making it difficult for workers to stay on top of rising prices. When debts go unpaid, the creditor usually comes looking for a way to collect and sometimes this means by … Read More

Can I Still Work If My Spouse Is On SSDI?

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To get Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) you have be disabled and have worked long enough to earn the required number of work credits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes the decision as to whether you qualify for benefits, and the items reviewed include your work history and the medical evidence provided regarding your condition. Not only do you have … Read More

What Conditions Qualify For Disability Benefits?

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You may have heard that getting approved for disability benefits is hard, and that the Social Security Administration (SSA) tends to deny applications – at least the first time an application is presented. While the statistics do show most applications are not initially approved, the number of workers who receive benefits by seeking reconsideration or asking for a hearing is … Read More

How Long Does It Take To Be Approved For Disability Benefits?

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If you are disabled and not capable of working, you still need an income. Many workers in this situation turn to the programs offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), such as Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While these programs do provide valuable benefits, the application and approval process can be somewhat intimidating. However, if … Read More

Should I Take Social Security Benefits Or Ask For Disability?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in charge of a host of programs designed to provide an income to retired workers, children and spouses, and disabled workers. Each program has its own set of rules and requirements and it is important to know which rules apply to your situation so you can make a choice about what type of benefits … Read More

Why Was My SSI Application Turned Down?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disabled workers who fall below a certain income level. Most people who apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) also apply for SSI to increase their monthly income level. But if you make over a certain amount, taking into account all of your sources of … Read More

Is Supplemental Security Income Hard To Get?

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If you are disabled and need benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability income in the form of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and in some instances pays above and beyond this benefit for those in need. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a financial needs based program, providing payment to people who fall under a certain income level. If … Read More

Mistakes To Avoid On Your Application For SSDI Benefits

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) can be as confusing as preparing your tax return. There is no set rule for the amount of information and the detail needed for a successful application, but there are some common mistakes to avoid that will help you have a better shot at being approved faster. Knowing what the Social Security Administration … Read More

Do I Have To Be Permanently Disabled To Get SSDI Benefits?

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Filing for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a complicated process. It can be difficult to learn you are not able to continue working, and the procedure to get benefits is not as straightforward as some people believe. In order to qualify for benefits you have to prove you are disabled to the point of being unable to perform any … Read More