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Will Unemployment Benefits Affect My Social Security Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

No one wants to risk losing their Social Security benefits, so many Americans applying for or receiving Social Security benefits, whether through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplementary Security Income (SSI) are hesitant to apply for unemployment in the event of a job loss. We’re here to answer your questions.

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Topics: SSDI Benefits, unemployment, SSDI benefit security

Can I Continue to Receive SSDI Outside of the U.S.?

Posted by Scott Flexer

While many people around the world continue to look toward America as the land of opportunity, others are considering making a temporary or even permanent move.

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Topics: disability benefits, SSDI Benefits, international social security benefits

SSDI vs SSI: What's the Difference and For Which Do I Qualify?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Administration (SSA) operates two programs that are aimed at providing assistance to disabled Americans. If you have a permanent disability that prevents you from working, you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both.

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Topics: SSI, disability eligibility, disability experts, SSDI Benefits, SSI benefits

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 Much Money Do You Get When You Qualify for Disability in Florida?

Posted by Scott Flexer

One of the most frequently-asked (and important) questions many Floridians have about their disability benefits claim is “how much money will I get when I qualify for disability in Florida?”

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Topics: disablity, disability FL, disability benefits FL, SSDI Benefits

Will My Social Security Benefits Continue if the Government Shuts Down?

Posted by Scott Flexer

For many Americans who are on Social Security disability or retirement benefits, the current political climate can be worrying. In recent years, we’ve seen one of the most severely divided Congresses in living memory.

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Topics: disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income, SSDI Benefits, Government Shutdown

4 Most Common Mistakes Disability Applicants Make & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Scott Flexer

Filing for disability with the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be a massive burden for many. For the recently disabled, the challenges in simply adjusting to life with a disabling condition can be tough enough without adding the struggles of dealing with a massive, overloaded bureaucracy to the list.

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Topics: disablity, Disability Application, SSDI, SSDI Benefits

Who Can Claim Social Security Benefits on Your Earnings Record?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Normally, when you sign up for Social Security benefits of any kind, you’re making the application based on your own work history and earnings. However, in some cases, you may be able to claim benefits based on someone else’s Social Security Eanings Record.

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Topics: SSDI Benefits, Benefits Programs, Family Disability Benefits

Receiving Social Security Benefits While Living Outside the USA

Posted by Scott Flexer

Is it possible to live abroad and still receive Social Security benefits? This is a question that we get a lot here at the Disability Experts of Florida office.

To answer the above question, YES, you CAN receive Social Security benefits while living outside of the United States. However, there are some things you need to know about first:

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Topics: disablity, SSDI Benefits, SSI benefits, disability secrets, international social security benefits

SSA Update: Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders

Posted by Scott Flexer

For a long time, qualifying for disability based on a mental disorder has been difficult. Psychological issues don’t usually have physically verifiable symptoms that can be checked in a physical exam.

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Topics: Disability for Mental Disorders, disablity, SSDI Benefits

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