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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

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

How Does Moving out of State Affect My Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Planning on moving out of state, but you’re unsure how that will affect your disability benefits? This can certainly be a tad confusing and unnerving since these benefits are a lifeline to your financial and emotional health.

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Topics: SSDI, Supplemental Security Income, Facts About Social Security Benefits

Childhood Disability Supplemental Security Income

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disabled children younger than age 18 may qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if they meet the requirements set by the Social Security Administration. The requirements are determined by two categories: the child's disability and the child's household income.

The amount of the federal SSI monthly payments does not differ from state to state; some states pay an additional amount called an Optional State Supplement.

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Topics: SSDI, SSI, Social Security Disability Income, Childhood SSI, Supplemental Security Income

What is the Ticket to Work Program?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Ticket to Work (TTW) is a voluntary program created to help Social Security disability beneficiaries reenter the workforce. The Social Security Administration designed the program to assist people ages 18-64 who currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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Topics: SSDI, SSI, Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income, TTW, Ticket To Work Program

Can You Get Disability for Depression?

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you happen to suffer from clinical depression, there are a lot of questions that you may have: how to cope with the illness, treatment options, even the side effects from the drugs that you might be prescribed to help. One of the things you might not want to think about is your professional life.

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Topics: disability eligibility, Supplemental Security Income, Bipolar Disorder

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

What Does it Take to be Eligible for SSI?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Supplementary Security Income is intended for Americans who are disabled or over age 65 and have limited income and resources.. These benefit payments are intended to help those in the previous situations have access to basic human needs, such as clothing, shelter and food.

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Topics: SSI, disability experts, Supplemental Security Income

Tampa Disability Advocates Specialize in Working with the SSA

Posted by Scott Flexer

For those seeking representation when pursuing their Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it can be a confusing process. One of the questions we often get is, "Why should I choose a disability advocate over a disability lawyer?" It's a reasonable question, and one which we felt we should address.

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Topics: disability benefits, Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income

Is the SSA Tightening up? The Value of a Tampa Disability Advocate

Posted by Scott Flexer

Due to the recession here in the United States, many people are rightfully concerned about the financial well being of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Meanwhile, the reality of those who are suffering, critically disabled, and unable to work sadly continues on despite the whirlwind of debates. That's why we at Disability Experts of Florida do what we do: we believe that it is our duty to help ensure that everyone has the best possible quality of life. If you're seeking disability benefits in Tampa or anywhere in Florida, contact us for help.

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Topics: SSA Eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income

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