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Social Security Disability

Social Security and Children

Social Security and Children

By Social Security Disability

As a general rule, when you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), certain other family members may qualify for benefits as well (sometimes referred to as “auxiliary benefits”), including your children, spouse, and ex-spouse. Each qualifying family member may…

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Medicaid vs. Medicare

Medicaid vs. Medicare

By Social Security Disability

Although both Medicaid and Medicare are publicly-funded health insurance programs created by a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that’s about where their similarities begin and end. Here, we discuss important differences between the two. Medicaid is a health insurance program designed for low-income and otherwise needy people, regardless…

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Temporary Disability Options

Temporary Disability Options

By Social Security Disability

When discussing Social Security Disability, people often wonder whether short-term disabilities qualify for benefits. The short answer is no, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are not available for short-term disabilities. According to Social Security Administration (SSA), your disability must be expected to last at…

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Title II vs Title XVI

Title II vs Title XVI

By Social Security Disability

Although the terms “Title II Benefits” and “Title XVI” benefits are not as commonly used, they correspond directly to what we refer to more frequently as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, respectively. The terms “Title II” and “Title XVI” come from the parts of…

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