What Happens To My SSDI Disability Benefits When I Reach FRA?

Sometimes people become disabled partway through their working career and are never able to return to work. Since they had enough work before they became disabled, they begin to receive SSDI Disability benefits. When their family and friends begin to discuss retirement, they wonder what happens to their SSDI Disability check once they reach their…
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COLA Facts For Social Security And Supplemental Security Income Beneficiaries

Newspapers and magazines start predicting what the percentage of the COLA for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries will be just as you are celebrating the last days of summer each year. No one will know the amount for sure until about mid-October. Knowing what the amount is will be better for your financial…
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How Much Work Do I Need To Qualify For Disability?

Social Security pays benefits through two programs: the Social Security disability insurance program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. As an insurance program, SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) requires you work and have FICA deducted from earnings while you work. SSI does not require a work history but uses low income and low resources…
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Why It Pays To Keep Your Eye On Your Earnings Record

Whether you’re ready to retire, just joining the workforce, or somewhere in between, regularly reviewing your Social Security earnings record could make a big difference when it’s time to collect your retirement benefits. Just think, in some situations, if an employer did not properly report just one year of your work earnings to us, your…
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How Many People Pay F.I.C.A.?

People often ask how many people are currently contributing to the Social Security system by paying the FICA tax. Social Security reaches almost every family, and at some point, touches the lives of nearly all Americans. Social Security helps older Americans, workers who become disabled, and families in which a spouse or parent dies. In…
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