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Understanding the important role of FICA in Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

FICA stands for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Simply put, it is a tax provision that funds the Social Security Disability program, among other federal programs. It is operated by the IRS, and employees pay into this tax pool in order to facilitate the administration of Social Security disability benefits and other critical federal programs.

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Topics: work credits, FICA, disability benefits programs

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

How SSDI Work Credits are Earned [In 150 Words]

Posted by Scott Flexer


SSDI benefits and SSDI work credits are essentially dependent on each other. You can only accrue these credits through working and those credits are a part of the Social Security Administration’s formula for calculating your SSDI benefit amount.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, work credits

How Many Work Credits Do I Need for SSDI Eligibility?

Posted by David Budlin

How many work credits do you need in order to be eligible for SSDI benefits? The answer actually varies; however, in order to understand how many work credits you will need for SSDI eligibility, you need to understand how your SSA work credits are earned.

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Topics: SSDI Benefits, work credits, SSDI eligibility

3 Careers on Your Work History That Affect Your SSDI Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you may want to assess your work history.

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Topics: SSDI Benefits, work history, work credits

[New Guide] Breaking Down Work Credits for Your Social Security Disability Insurance

Posted by Scott Flexer


Whether you are receiving or applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it is important to understand how your work history and work credits will affect the disability benefit amount you are eligible to receive.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Insurance, work credits

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