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Will the Social Security System Run Out of Money Soon?

Posted by David Budlin

Every now and again, you might hear a news story or a politician talking about the Social Security program and how it’s going to run out of money soon. Sometimes, pundits will make the claim that Social Security is draining resources from the government (which is patently untrue—Social Security is funded by a payroll deduction that’s completely separate from your income taxes).

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Topics: social security, Social Security funding, social security benefits

Everything You Need to Know to File a Disability Claim for SSI or SSDI

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs help millions of Americans every year. These programs give people who suffer from disabling long-term conditions much-needed financial support.

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Topics: SSI, SSDI, social security, Disability Application, Apply for Disability in Florida

Social Security’s Representative Payee Program: What You Should Know

Posted by Scott Flexer

You may have heard about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Representative Payee Program, but not know much about it yet, such as:

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Topics: social security, SSDI Benefits, Facts About Social Security Benefits, Social Security Disability Income

How Do Social Security Benefits Help American Workers?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Social Security is one of the most prevalent lifelines available to American workers. According to statistics from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Understanding the Benefits publication, “about 60 million people receive monthly Social Security benefits.”

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Topics: disablity, Disability Insurance, social security, social security benefits, Social Security Disability, social security education, Supplemental Security Income

Why Was Social Security Created in the First Place?

Posted by David Budlin

For many Americans, Social Security is the final defense against total poverty when they can no longer work because of old age or disability. But, how did Social Security get its start, and why?

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Topics: social security, social security benefits, Benefits Programs

What Are Social Security Survivors Benefits, and How do they Work?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The topic of how your loved ones will be able to support themselves if you die is not a pleasant one. It can be difficult to know that one day, you might not be there for your spouse or child anymore.

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Topics: social security, Survivor Benefits, Benefits Programs

How to Find the Right Disability Advocate in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you’re looking for help filing for disability in Florida, you might be wondering how you can find the right person to be your advocate.

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Topics: SSDI, disability advocate, Social Security Advocates, Florida Social Security Advocates, Social Security claim, social security

10 Facts About Social Security Benefits in Florida

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you are suffering from a disabling condition that is inhibiting your work performance then you should apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is challenging in nature and can easily become more complex as the application process unfolds.

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Topics: social security, Florida Disability Benefits, social security benefits, Facts About Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Program Celebrates 80 Years

Posted by Scott Flexer

Today, the United States Social Security program officially turns 80 years old. Signed into law in August 1935, the Social Security Act provides support, benefits and work programs for vulnerable and disabled citizens around the nation. 

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Topics: social security, social security benefits, SSDI Benefits

10 Surprising Stats About the SSA and Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

Many of us think we know Social Security, and understand how it distributes benefits based on working credits and disability. However, there are many surprising truths you may be unaware of, pertaining to Social Security benefits. When applying for benefits, understanding how the SSA operates is just as integral a factor as evidence for your claims or disability.

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Topics: SSDI, social security, social security benefits

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