Eligibility For Social Security Payments For The First Month And The Last Month

One of the most frequent questions Social Security receives has to do with the eligibility for the first check and the last check for Social Security benefits. You have to be at least 62 to be eligible for a Social Security retirement benefit. At 62, the first month that you are eligible for the benefit is the…
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Social Security Online Tools You Can Use: Get A Benefit Verification Letter

Now that you are receiving monthly Social Security or Supplemental Security Income payments, you might have to show someone how much you receive. You might want to get a loan from a bank or credit union. Legal aide may be available to people with low income. Seniors and people with disabling conditions may find programs that…
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Understanding When The Monthly Earnings Limit Applies

There is an earnings limit for those receiving benefits who are under their full retirement age and receiving benefits. This limit does not apply to those receiving Social Security Disability Insurance. When beneficiaries with disabling conditions return to work, they should consider the work incentives available to assist them and the return to work rules specific to disability…
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Social Security Information About Scams

This post appeared on the www.ssa.gov website blog, Social Security Matters. Read it over for important information about scams. Does It Sound Too Good To Be True? Posted on March 9, 2017 by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications Have you heard the expression, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably…
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SSDI Or SSI: What’s The Difference?

Social Security administers two different disability programs and sometimes the programs are mistaken for each other. So, what is the difference between SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income)? Let’s take a look at the similarities and differences of these two federal benefit programs. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program…
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