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4 Eligibility Requirements for Survivor Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you were married to someone who is now deceased, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. These benefits operate similarly to an insurance program; everyone pays into Social Security through a portion of the taxes taken out of their income. Should you ever become disabled and can no longer work, you can apply to receive disability benefits from this fund.

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Topics: social security benefits, SSDI Benefits, Survivor Benefits, Eligibility Requirements

Does Social Security Cover Nursing Home Costs?

Posted by DEF

For many Americans approaching retirement age, it’s a very real worry: Will there be enough in Social Security to cover my needs? How can I get the most to support myself? And what about my spouse? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles that address these concerns, and usually they involve an enormous amount of trepidation and volumes of paperwork if you choose to apply on your own.

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Topics: SSDI Benefits, living arrangements and social security, nursing home

Will My Social Security Benefits Continue During the Government Shutdown?

Posted by Scott Flexer

As the government shutdown wears on, many Americans who are on Social Security disability or retirement benefits are becoming increasingly worried. Shutdowns since 1980 have lasted, on average, five and a half days, making them of little concern to recipients; however, the current government shutdown is now the longest in our country’s history with over 800,000 employees furloughed, as President Trump and Congress struggle to reach an agreement that would reopen it.

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

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, Social Security Disability Income, SSDI Benefits, Facts About Social Security Benefits

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

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: SSDI, Disability Application, disablity, 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: Family Disability Benefits, SSDI Benefits, Benefits Programs

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