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Are Social Security Disability Benefits Set for Life?
Once SSDI begins, is there any way to increase the benefit amount? Retirement Daily expert Heather Schreiber explains how these benefits are [...]
[Job Opening] Paralegal (or equivalent)
Primary responsibilities include: File Social Security disability applications with SSA Process Reconsiderations and Hearing [...]
The Government Hasn’t Acted on Student Loan Forgiveness
Over half a million student loan borrowers may be entitled to have their student debt cancelled under federal law, but the U.S. Department [...]
How to Apply for Disability Benefits Now Post COVID-19
After a year of challenges and uncertainty, the world is emerging from the pandemic. Even as the economy picks back up and life resumes some [...]
Stimulus Checks Cause Some To Lose Disability Benefits
Stimulus payments aren’t supposed to count against eligibility for social insurance programs like disability benefits, but some people might [...]
Social Security Honors Military Heroes
On Memorial Day, our nation honors military service members who have given their lives for our country. As former President Franklin D. Roosevelt [...]
Why Some People Might Have To Return Their $1,400 Stimulus Checks To The IRS
More than 100 million Americans have received their third round of stimulus checks following the passing of the American Rescue Plan in [...]
1 Move You Can Make to Raise Your Social Security Benefits
The decision to claim Social Security is a significant one, and it's something that many seniors struggle with. After all, the age at [...]
10 Myths About Social Security Disability Explained
There are several myths about social security disability that may be hindering people who need it from applying. Explore – and bust – [...]
Third Stimulus Check : Accounting For SSI & SSDI Beneficiaries And Dependents
If you are among those who receive your Social Security Check, here are a few points that could help you understand the requirements for your third [...]
Your Social Security Benefits Are Most Likely Un-Taxed Income
Social Security has been one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation’s history. Most seniors today enjoy a good quality of [...]
Can I Leave Social Security To My Son In My Will When I Die?
Question: I am unmarried but have an adult son. I am currently on Social Security disability. Will he be able to receive any of my Social [...]
Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices
Growing up in Russia, Elena Muraveva was taught the importance of self-reliance. "I really don't like to complain," she said. But [...]
Social Security News: Stimulus and COLA
If you receive Social Security or SSI, you likely have already noticed that your check is slightly larger this year. The Social Security [...]
Will Social Security Recipients Get Their Second Stimulus Checks Automatically?
Most people who got a $1,200 stimulus payment last year via direct deposit will get their second-round $600 stimulus payment the same way — and [...]
Can You Work Part Time On Social Security Disability?
Yes, within strict limits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments will stop if you are engaged in what Social Security calls [...]
Ask Larry: Do My Severance Pay, PTO & Vacation Pay Count As Earned Income For Social Security?
Today's column addresses questions about whether — and when — severance and paid time off count as wages under Social Security's [...]
Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?
Social Security benefits, including disability benefits, can help provide a supplemental source of income to people who are eligible to receive [...]
Here's How Much Social Security Will Cover for the Average Retiree
About 21% of married couples and 45% of unmarried seniors rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their monthly income, according to the Social [...]
Stimulus Payments For SSI And SSDI Recipients: What To Do Now That Deadline To File For Missing Check Is Passed
If you missed the Nov. 21 deadline to request your stimulus check this year, here's what to do to receive the first check in [...]
Social Security Expedites Decisions for People with Severe Disabilities
Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, announced five new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors, GM1 [...]
How To Tell A Real COVID-19 Contact Tracer's Call From A Scammer's
State officials and federal agencies warn there's a new phone scam circulating: Callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers are trying to pry [...]
How Social Security Helps Disabled Children And Families
SSA’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program helps children with qualifying disabilities and their families. For this program, a child must [...]
Disability Benefits Are Vital For Those Facing Medical Issues
No one ever anticipates a health problem so serious that they must stop working, especially when a leave of absence becomes one or two years out of [...]
Covid-19 Deaths Will Lessen Financial Hit To Social Security From Recession
The financial health of Social Security will be helped by deaths from Covid-19, Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss told [...]
Health Issues Forcing Retirement Early?
Many Americans want to work well into their 60s and even into their 70s, so they'll have more money for retirement and can delay [...]
Second Stimulus Check: Can Social Security Beneficiaries Get the Payment?
The initial proposal was that low-income social security recipients would only get half of the amount but that is not actually the case. The [...]
Three Big Differences Between SSI and SSDI
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are both federal programs that provide cash payments to people who [...]
4 Reasons Disability Insurance Might Belong In Your Financial Plan
Disability insurance protects your most valuable asset — the ability to earn an income. If you experience an injury or illness that prevents [...]
What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Disability Insurance
Many people simply pass on disability insurance during their open enrollment period for company benefits. We tend to think that disabling events [...]
What Beneficiaries of Social Security Need to Know About Stimulus Checks
Millions of $1,200 stimulus payments have been sent out to Americans, but some recipients of Social Security or other government benefits are still [...]
The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims: Sick or Dying, but Not From the Virus
Maria Kefalas considers her husband, Patrick Carr, a forgotten victim of the coronavirus. In January, Mr. Carr, a sociology professor at [...]
Here's Why You Shouldn't Abbreviate 2020 When Writing the Date
As we enter a new year, people across the internet are pushing a new helpful tip.  Don't write the date 1/2/20, write out 2020 in [...]
3 Social Security Moves to Make for 2020
Social Security's importance to the pocketbook of the average American retiree can't be overstated. More than 60% of all retired workers [...]
Social Security: The Basics of When to Claim Your Benefit
Retirees generate their income from any number of sources, which can vary from individual to individual, such as a pension, a 401(k), an IRA or, [...]
Our Misconceptions About Mental Illness are Putting People Out of Work
Even though mental illness affects one in five adults — and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide — [...]
How Does Workers' Compensation Affect Social Security Disability?
Workers' compensation and social security disability can have different effects depending on your situation. If you have a workers' [...]
4 Reasons You may Need Disability Insurance, Even if You Think You Don't
Despite popular belief, disability insurance is not just for on-the-job injuries. The most common disability insurance claims after [...]
6 Frequently Asked Social Security Disability Benefit Questions
IF AN INJURY OR MEDICAL condition makes you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability payments. The Social Security [...]
What Is Disability Insurance and Should I Buy It?
Let’s say you suddenly fell ill or sustained an injury that prevented you from working and earning a paycheck. Would you be able to keep [...]
Your Most Valuable Workplace Benefit may be the Most Overlooked
One in 4 adults will become disabled at some point before reaching retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. Yet few [...]
Understanding Social Security
Social Security touches the lives of nearly every American, whether at the birth of a child, the loss of a loved one, the onset of a disability, or [...]
Police Warn of Social Security Phone Call Scam
If someone calls you about your Social Security card or number, hang up. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; [...]
Assessment of Work-Related Functional Abilities Is Important In Disability Determination
Assessments of a person’s ability to function at work provide important information for disability determinations, and many validated tests are [...]
Going Out on Disability
When someone is faced with a cancer diagnosis and treatment, they often wonder “do I need to go out on disability?” Unfortunately, [...]
Failure to Accommodate Injury is Disability Discrimination
Anahit Shirvanyan, 63 years old, worked as a kitchen staff at Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), a licensed childcare facility in Van Nuys, CA, which [...]
Crafting an Estate Plan to Include Disabled Family Members
Without proper planning, leaving an inheritance or making a gift to a disabled family member can cause the disabled person to lose their means-based [...]
Amazon Rolls Out Disability Hiring Initiative
On one afternoon shift, Michael Howard logged some 15,000 steps pushing a cart around the aisles of an Amazon Prime Now warehouse, gathering [...]
Rising Costs Force Disability Programs To Shrink Or Close
At its peak, the adult day program at Pathway to Choices in San Rafael hosted art, music and other behavioral therapy classes five times a week for [...]
Here’s How You Can Plan for Retirement—at Any Age
Vincent Martin is 56 and on track to retire right on time at 65. That’s no small feat, considering that he has never used a financial adviser [...]
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