Social Security Disability Benefits

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

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

SSD Income vs Benefits Balance: Here’s What You Need to know

Many workers with disabilities rely on Social Security payments and Medicaid along with their jobs to cover the costs of living, along with other assistance programs. Unfortunately, as wages increase, disabled workers meet the maximum amount of earnings permissible before they disqualify for benefits, which often means they are forced to work fewer hours. Here’s Read More

Can I Get SSDI while on Long Term Disability

If an individual becomes disabled and is unable to work following an accident or as a result of medical conditions, long-term disability and Social Security disability benefits may be available, in many cases simultaneously. The Difference Between SSDI and Long-Term Disability Long-term disability insurance differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in several ways. Understanding Read More

How Long Can I Be Off Work and Still Collect Disability?

If an individual is currently unable to work and disabled, he or she may be able to receive disability benefits while out of work. Disability benefits received from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can help cover the many expenses associated with a disability, including medical bills and other daily costs. Depending on the applicant’s situation, Read More

How Veterans Disability Impacts SSDI

There are various ways in which veterans disability can affect SSDI and eligibility for benefits. Qualifying for VA and SSDI Benefits Qualifying for VA disability does not guarantee eligibility for benefits through Social Security. Although both are government programs, eligibility requirements are very different. Disabled veterans need to have service-related disabilities to qualify for benefits Read More

Losing Your Social Security Benefits

There are several reasons that could result in the loss of Social Security benefits. In 2015, more than 150,000 people in Cook County had successfully submitted Social Security claims Chicago. Social Security is meant to be available when it is needed. It is important to understand the potential causes that could result in the loss Read More

Claiming Social Security Spousal Benefits

A married person who has never contributed to the Social Security fund may still be eligible for Social Security benefits if his or her spouse paid into it. Both spouses must meet certain criteria in order to claim the spousal benefit. Age Requirement Before a spouse can claim the spousal benefit, he or she must Read More

Calculating SSDI Benefits

Individuals who are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance will receive benefits based on their average lifetime earnings. These payments can range from $700 and up to $2,687 per month. On average, recipients receive payments of $1,171 per month. Calculating Benefits Benefits are calculated based on the amount of Social Security taxes the individual has paid Read More

Lifeline Program Helps Social Security Beneficiaries Manage Online Benefits

On July 30th, thousands of Social Security recipients lost access to online account management because of a new government regulation. The new rules require beneficiaries to have a cell phone that receives text messages in order to improve account authentication. Seniors Struggle While the measure was intended to improve security, the new rules create several Read More