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SSA’s Decision Timeline

SSA’s Decision Timeline

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For many disabled individuals, disability benefits through Social Security Administration (SSA) can provide a financial lifeline in an otherwise disastrous situation. Unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules regarding how long it will take SSA to review your claim and, hopefully, approve you for benefits. Part of the problem…

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How to Reinstate SSDI

How to Reinstate SSDI

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If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, Social Security Administration (SSA) might stop them should you start working again and earn income above the substantial gainful activity (SGA) threshold. Fortunately, you may qualify for reinstatement without having to file a new application…

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Collecting SSDI and Long-Term Disability Concurrently

Collecting SSDI and Long-Term Disability Concurrently

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Although becoming disabled can present a financial hardship, relief might be available through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or long-term disability insurance. The programs are different—for example, the definition of disability for Social Security Administration (SSA) is stricter than most disability insurance providers, and the criteria for evaluating disability are…

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SSD Benefits for Children

SSD Benefits for Children

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When you become disabled and incapable of working, the loss of income can be disastrous, especially if you have dependent children. Fortunately, for individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, your children may also qualify for monthly benefits. In 2020, Social Security Administration paid almost $2.8 billion…

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2021 Changes to SSD Laws

2021 Changes to SSD Laws

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Every October, Social Security Administration (SSA) announces changes it has made to its programs that will take effect the following January. With respect to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, these changes often include updates on how much money beneficiaries will receive. For 2021,…

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