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Here’s What Trump’s New SSDI Rule Could Mean to You

The Trump administration’s proposed new rule could lead to more stress for beneficiaries and a loss of benefits for some who rely on SSDI. Specifically, the rule proposes a new level of continuing disability reviews (CDRs), which the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts to determine if SSDI recipients are still eligible to receive benefits. How Read More

Should You Apply for Disability During the Pandemic?

Throughout the pandemic, it’s still possible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but it’s important to understand how to approach the process during these uncertain times. The following are some steps that individuals should take if they wish to receive benefits at this time. Apply as Soon as Possible Many people seeking SSDI Read More

SSDI: When COVID-19 Causes Disability

If the damage is extensive enough, COVID-19 can lead to long-term disability claims. While researchers are still learning about the nature of the virus, it has been found to be capable of causing significant damage to the lungs and other organs. How the Virus Can Cause Permanent Damage to the Lungs According to more recent Read More

What Information Do You Need to Apply For SS Benefits?

When applying for Social Security benefits, there are certain pieces of information that applicants will need to provide, including information about themselves, their medical conditions, and their employment. Individuals who are over the age of 18, are not currently receiving benefits, and who are unable to work because of a long-term medical condition expected to Read More

What is the Compassionate Allowances Program

The Compassionate Allowances program is a way for individuals with disabilities to expedite the application process when seeking Social Security disability benefits. Ordinarily, the process of applying for benefits can be challenging and time-consuming, which can be frustrating and stressful for individuals who are otherwise unable to live healthy lives and return to work. The Read More

What Injuries or Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are certain types of injuries and impairments that qualify for either Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The qualifying conditions include physical and mental impairments, and they appear in the listings released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in what’s known as the blue book. Injuries and Conditions Included in Read More

Coronavirus May Wipe Out SSD COLA

Among many other ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the economy, it’s possible that the virus could wipe out Social Security beneficiaries’ checks next year. Social Security Disability (SSD) recipients typically anticipate a potential benefit every year that is referred to as a cost of living adjustment (COLA). However, the increase is based on inflation, Read More

A Guide to SSD and Stimulus Checks

Like millions of other Americans, people who receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits will be able to automatically receive stimulus checks, even if they don’t normally file tax returns. The following is a brief guide for individuals on SSD to help ensure they get their stimulus payments. How the Stimulus Checks Work Starting April 27, Read More

Inability to Speak English No Longer Factor in Determining Disability Benefits

As of April 27, the government no longer takes the inability to speak English into account when making a decision around social security disability benefits.  The change revises a policy that had been in place since 1978 requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to consider a person’s inability to speak English when determining whether a Read More

How Your Tax Refund May Impact SSI Eligibility

Typically, the U.S. Social Security Administration won’t consider a taxpayer’s tax refund for twelve months, but the individual may lose Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if he or she earns or possesses too much money following that period. SSI provides monthly payments to help individuals who are either blind, disabled, or elderly. To qualify for SSI, recipients are required Read More