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Recent changes in same-sex marriage laws may also have an implication on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income eligibility. On June 26th, 2013, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.  With this ruling, Social Security can now recognize same-sex marriages when determining benefit amount and […]

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A Key Factor in Your SSDI/SSI Claim You may hear the acronym RFC thrown around by Social Security Disability employees or attorneys and wonder what it means and why is it important. It is, in fact, a rather important document. RFC stands for Residual Functional Capacity. The RFC form considers the physical or mental disabilities […]

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A common question we hear from our clients is “Why is Social Security making me fill out this form again?”  When claimants fill out the initial application, it can be very extensive and time consuming to complete.  The application asks about work history, medical history, what doctors you have visited, and all your prescriptions.  Filling this out […]

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are programs designed to provide financial assistance to those who are not able to work as a result of a disabling condition. Both programs define a disabled individual as someone who is not able to engage in “substantial gainful activity.” While SSDI benefits are provided […]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) overpayment is what happens when you receive more money than what you are entitled to based on your level of impairment and available resources. If the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that you have received too much in SSI benefits, it will deduct money from future payments. For this reason, you […]

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Income is any cash that an individual receives to meet their needs for food and shelter. There are four different types of income for the purposes of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits: Earned Income: Net earnings from self-employment, certain royalties, honoria, and sheltered workshop payments; Unearned Income: All income not earned; Social Security benefits, pensions, […]

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December 2020 marked the sixth anniversary of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which created tax benefits for individuals with disabilities. Eligible individuals may hold tax-free savings and investment accounts under the ABLE Act. This means that individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can save their money without worrying about losing their eligibility. […]

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While Social Security and State Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud are nothing new, the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world for nearly a year has presented new opportunities to scammers. Social Security scammers are using the public health crisis to exploit the unsuspecting, whether it be through impersonation of the Social Security Administration (SSA) or […]

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a government program designed to help low-income people with disabilities make ends meet. It is a supplement to the recipient’s income in order to help them meet their daily needs. Children with disabilities are also eligible for SSI. Specifically, SSI is available to help parents cover the additional expenses that […]

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Are you in the process of retiring and thinking of contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) to access your retirement benefits? Are you divorced and your ex-spouse is on disability or entitled to Social Security retirement? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you can contact the SSA regarding your benefits as well as […]

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