Disability Experts of Florida's Blog

Is There a Caregiving Crisis for People with Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

According to a study by AARP, “nearly 40 million Americans in 2014 were providing unpaid care to people who are older, disabled, or otherwise in need of assistance.”  Worse yet, “by 2020, 117 million Americans are expected to need assistance of some kind, yet the overall number of unpaid caregivers is only expected to reach 45 million.”

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Topics: disablity, Living Arrangement, living arrangements and social security

4 Factors That Could Lower Your Social Security Benefits in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Administration has been providing substantial income, SSDI and SSI benefits, to those who are disabled and are no longer able to sufficiently provide for themselves or their families. While you may be receiving full disability benefits, your overall Social Security disability and SSI benefits may be lowered or discontinued as a result of 4 factors.

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Topics: social security benefits, disability benefits FL, Living Arrangement, pensions, Income Increases

4 Things That Could Lower Your Social Security Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Social Security benefits, including SSDI and SSI, help many across the United States maintain a livable income and standard of life. However, there are a number of things that can reduce overall benefit rates that may come as a surprise to some.

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Topics: disability benefits, SSDI Benefits, SSI benefits, Living Arrangement

Living Arrangements & SSI (In 100 words)

Posted by Scott Flexer

Your living situation, as well as how much assistance you are receiving from family or friends, impacts the amount of payments you’re eligible for under SSI. This is in conjunction with the federal benefit rate, which for 2015 is $733.00.

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Topics: Living Arrangement

What You Need to Know About Living Arrangements & Your SSI

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has classification codes as to how they categorize your living arrangements. This may or may not directly affect your Social Security Income (SSI), as there are multiple factors that come into play when determining the SSI payment amount for an individual or a couple.

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Topics: SSI benefits, Living Arrangement, ISM

Am I Financially Eligible for SSI?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Do you know how the SSA establishes financial eligibility for SSI (Supplementary Security Income), in addition to medical eligibility or living arrangement?

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Topics: SSI, Supplemental Security Income, SSI benefits, Living Arrangement

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