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Financial Eligibility & Social Security Disability Insurance

Financial Eligibility & Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI)   There are two programs offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While there is no limit on the amount of assets that an individual can own in order to qualify for SSDI, there […]

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The Disability Durational Requirement for SSDI & SSI

 Disability Durational Requirement for SSDI & SSI   One of the most common reasons for which individuals are turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security (SSI) is that the Social Security Administration determines that an individual does not meet the Durational Requirement. Individuals who are denied benefits for this reason often […]

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FICA Work Credits & Social Security

Work Credits As individuals move through their work career, work credits (WCs) are earned each year during which an individual earns wages and pays Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes into the Social Security system. These credits are ultimately banked so that individuals will be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in […]

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The Social Security Compassionate Allowance List

An individual with a condition that is listed on the Compassionate Allowance list will have their claim expedited. The Social Security Administration has established a goal of processing these claims within 20 days. In order to be recognized as having a condition on the CAL, an individual must allege their condition in a benefits application. […]

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An increasing number of veterans are experiencing PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder that occurs after a traumatic event. The Rand Corporation reported that in 2008 over 300,000 veterans were afflicted with PTSD. In addition to veterans, other individuals who are at risk of experiencing PTSD include victims of abuse, assault, natural disaster, or violent accidents. […]

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Losing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Many individuals depend on the benefits from Social Security Disability Benefits. Unfortunately, in several types of situations, disability benefits can be terminated. It is important for individuals to understand the many situations that can result in the end of disability benefits. Many individuals in these situations find it essential to retain the assistance of a […]

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Terminal Illness (TERI) Cases

In cases where an individual with a terminal illness applies for SSDI, the Social Security Administration processes the applications faster than usual and with special attention to the individual’s end of life condition. These types of applications for terminally ill individuals are called TERI cases. To make sure that these types of cases are handled […]

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Children & Social Security Disability Insurance

Children and Social Security Disability Insurance   Being unable to work due to a disability is difficult for many adults, Social Security Disability Insurance can help. When a parent is afflicted with a disability, however, any children of that individual can also experience a difficult time. Social Security offers disability benefits for the children of […]

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Distinguishing between SSI & SSDI

Distinguishing between SSI & SSDI     The Social Security Administration offers several types of benefits to disabled individuals including Supplemental Security Income -SSI, which is funded by general fund taxes, and Social Security Disability Insurance -SSDI, which is funded by payroll taxes. Both of these programs are similar in that they provide benefits to individuals with […]

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