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Can You Receive Disability Benefits for Psoriasis?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Many people regard having a skin condition as an annoyance or hindrance to looking flawless. However, if you suffer from a skin condition, you probably know that the reality is far different and more serious. Beyond aesthetics, psoriasis often causes the skin around joints, such as elbows and knees, to become white and scaly. The skin also can become inflamed and embedded with painful lesions.

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Topics: disability benefits, psoriasis, SSDI, SSI, Disability Application

Can I Qualify for SSDI and SSI Benefits at the Same Time?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs two separate programs that provide disabled persons with financial assistance on a monthly basis. The first program, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), is aimed at providing assistance to individuals who can no longer work due to any medical conditions that are expected to last for at least one year or result in death. In order to be eligible for SSDI, you must have previously worked and paid enough into social security.

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Topics: SSDI, SSI

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

Guidelines When Applying for SSI While Homeless

Posted by Scott Flexer

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is issued to any person who meets the SSA guidelines for disability and income and resource requirements. People with low income and assets amounting to less than $2000 can typically qualify for SSI if they are disabled. Homeless persons are entitled to the same application processes as other applicants for SSI. Homelessness and SSI benefits can present unique challenges to homeless people when filing for or receiving disability benefits.

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Topics: SSI, Apply for Disability in Florida, Homeless disability benefits

How Much Can You Work When Receiving SSDI or SSI Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

There are several requirements that the SSA has put in place for working while receiving disability benefits. SSDI and SSI disability benefits are normally granted on the basis that your disability is severe enough that it prevents you from participating in any substantial gainful activity—such as working.

The general rule is that if you are receiving more than $1,170/month in 2017 from working (or $1,920 if you’re blind), then the SSA will deny or discontinue your disability benefits.

However, there are certain circumstances under which you can continue to receive benefits while working. In fact, the SSA tries to encourage people to see if they are able to go back to work by offering certain incentives based on their benefits. This article will highlight the guidelines that the SSA requires when working with disability benefits.

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Topics: work credits, SSDI, SSI, Work Incentive Programs

Can I Qualify for Disability with Agoraphobia?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Agoraphobia can be, at its worst, a debilitating problem. Being unable to be outside of your home because your mind assails you with panic at the very thought can make it difficult to do just about anything. Worse yet, those who don't suffer from it often have a hard time understanding how it impacts you and your life.

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Topics: SSI, SSA Eligibility, Qualify for Disability with Agoraphobia

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

Disability Benefits by the Numbers in the USA

Posted by Scott Flexer

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs help millions of people with disabilities in the USA provide for themselves and their families.

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In Florida, what is Required to Apply for SSI?

Posted by Scott Flexer


Almost everyone knows about the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. However, fewer people are as familiar with the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Topics: disablity, SSI, Disability Application, Florida Disability Benefits

How Can Living Arrangements Affect My SSI Payments?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Social Security program that can help disabled Americans who cannot qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because of their work history meet their basic financial needs.

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Topics: SSI, SSI experts, SSI benefits

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