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Social Security Disability and On the Record Decisions

Posted October 24th, 2014 in General Info SSA SSDI

It is true that most people who continue to pursue a Social Security disability claim face the probability of going to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) because they have been previously medically denied on their claim, but some claimants get approved while waiting for that hearing. Social Security always holds the ability […]



Social Security Disability and On the Record Decisions

Posted October 23rd, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

It is true that most people who continue to pursue a Social Security disability claim face the probability of going to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) because they have been previously medically denied on their claim, but some claimants get approved while waiting for that hearing. Social Security always holds the ability […]



What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Medicaid is a federal and state program that provides health care coverage to low-income people, generally children, pregnant women, parents, the disabled and elderly. Many disabled people receive Medicaid through the Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income (SSI), welfare based program. Medicaid is administered by each individual state and the federal government sets minimum eligibility […]



Social Security and Special Veterans Benefits

Posted October 21st, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

There are more than 9 million veterans receiving Social Security benefits, which means that almost one out of every four adult Social Security beneficiaries has served in theUnited Statesmilitary. Two out of every five recipients either are veterans or reside with family members who are veterans. Fourteen percent of veterans receiving Social Security benefits have […]



Government To Ramp Up Security For Government Issued Debit Cards

Posted October 20th, 2014 in General Info SSA SSDI

President Barack Obama recently announced that the federal government would increase security for government issued debit cards, which are used to provide payments to some Social Security disability recipients, after several large retailers have faced data breaches related to customer information. Many Social Security disability recipients receive their payments through the government issued debit cards […]



What Happens if My Disability Benefits Stop?

Posted October 20th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Sometimes when someone is receiving Social Security disability benefits, those benefits will stop for a variety of reasons. A major reason someone stops receiving either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments is that they went back to work and are no longer considered disabled by the Social Security Administration. If […]



Answers to Common Social Security Questions

Posted October 19th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security disability process can be a confusing one. Below are some common questions related to the disability process and the straight-forward answers. Is there an income and asset limit to receive Social Security disability benefits? One thing to remember is there are different types of disability benefits Social Security offers. The two most […]



What services are available online for recipients of Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI)?

Posted October 18th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides many online services to recipients of both Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI). For people currently receiving benefits, the SSA allows them to create a “My Social Security” account. You can create the account by going to the SSA’s website. Please click here for a direct link. […]



You Cannot Collect Disability And Retirement At Same Time

Posted October 17th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Some people are under the impression that because they are two different programs, a person is able to collect both Social Security disability payments as well as Social Security retirement payments, but that is not the case. If you think about it, it makes sense that you would not be able to receive payments from […]



Preparation by your Representative Prior to Hearing

Posted October 16th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

You Social Security hearing date is rapidly approaching and you are experiencing trepidation about what might happen on one of the most important days of your life. You would like to know how your attorney or representative is preparing. During a Social Security disability case, no matter whether it is a Social Security Disability Insurance […]



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