If you are disabled, you can receive help from the government in the form of SSDI or SSI. These two programs help disabled citizens pay for their basic needs. However, the two have different criteria for who to award money to and what you might be eligible for. SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) is an entitlement program that you can access if you have worked before … [Read more...] about SSDI or SSI: What Makes These Programs Different?
About SSI & SSDI
Like any government institution, Social Security is always changing. If you’re interested in what’s happening in Congress right now, here’s a peek at some current 2015 legislation regarding Social Security: Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015 (July 16) This bill allows people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to participate in clinical trials … [Read more...] about Social Security Updates for July 2015
Marriages end for all kinds of reasons, but if you’ve ever been through a divorce you might just be wondering how it’s going to affect your Social Security. Can you still receive benefits from your divorced spouse? If so then how much can you get? Well lucky for you, I’m about to give you the skinny on Social Security and divorce. Here are eight things you might … [Read more...] about Social Security and Divorce: 8 Things You Should Know
If your condition does not meet the criteria set by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Blue Book,” you may still qualify for benefits under a medical-vocational allowance. To receive a medical-vocational allowance, the SSA will put your case through a series of GRID rules to determine whether you qualify for benefits. GRID rules are simply a variety of factors … [Read more...] about What Are GRID Rules?
Believe it or not, the Social Security Administration is not the government agency responsible for determining whether you meet its requirements for disability benefits. While you may submit your application for disability benefits to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the agency actually turns all your information over to Disability Determination Services. Each … [Read more...] about Who Decides If I am Disabled?