You Can File For Social Security Disability Online

If your disabling condition makes it hard for you to drive or arrange transportation to your local Social Security office, we have some good news. You can complete and submit your application for Social Security disability benefits from your own home computer. Get started at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability. The application process involves determining 1) whether you have…
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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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No One Knows About A 2017 COLA Yet

Articles guessing about Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for next year are starting to appear.  No matter what you read or hear, no one knows 2017 COLA information yet and no one will officially know until approximately mid-October. Last year, the Social Security COLA press release was on October 15.  By…
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Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016

The new edition of Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016 is available. I like this booklet. Perhaps you will too. Issued annually, this short booklet answers frequently asked questions about the programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It highlights basic program data for the Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability (OASDI) and…
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Benefits To A Grandchild

The Social Security publication, Benefits for Children, mentions that grandchildren can sometimes receive child’s benefits. This is possible but not very common. Here are more details from the Social Security website, www.socialsecurity.gov. More and more parents are finding themselves raising grandchildren. Social Security will pay benefits to grandchildren when the grandparent retires, becomes disabled, or…
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