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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 […]



New Expedited Processing for Veteran Claims

Posted October 15th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security Administration, this February, announced the agency’s new initiative to expedite disability claims for veterans who have received 100 percent (Permanent and Total) disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under this new initiative, Social Security is supposed to treat these veteran’s Social Security disability applications as high priority and issue expedited […]



No Such Thing as Temporary or Permanent Disability

Posted October 14th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info Legal News

In order to qualify for Social Security disability you are not required to prove that you are permanently or temporarily disabled, just that you have been, or will be, disabled for 12 months consecutively. Once you are found disabled for either the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs you may […]



Benefits to Individuals with HIV/AIDS

Posted October 13th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), all applications received from people with HIV/AIDS are processed as quickly as possible through their system. Once an application is processed, the claim is sent to Disability Determination Services (DDS) who decide whether the condition qualifies an individual to receive benefits. Individuals diagnosed and living with HIV/AIDS can […]



It is Possible to Receive Both SSDI and SSI

Posted October 12th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Social Security offers two separate programs for people who are medically disabled. These two programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). With two different programs available a common question is: Can I receive both SSDI and SSI if I am found disabled. The quick answer is yes, but it will […]



Social Security While in Prison or Jail

Posted October 11th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments generally are not payable for months that an individual is confined to a jail, prison or certain other public institutions for commission of a crime and a person is not automatically eligible for Social Security or SSI payments when being released from prison or jail. If you are […]



New Process for Wounded Veterans Applying for Social Security Disability

Posted October 10th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info Legal News SSA SSDI

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Social Security benefits are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The expedited process is for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. The Social […]



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