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Request your Social Security Statement online!

Your Social Security Statement is an important tool in applying for Social Security disability benefit. The statement provides a year by year listing of your earnings and an estimate of your retirement and disability benefits. Social Security used to mail the … Continue reading

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How much can I earn and keep my SSI?

This is a particularly tough question. I previously wrote about how earning more than the Substantial Gainful Activity amount may cause your benefits to be stopped in Social Security Disability Insurance cases.  In SSI cases, I just learned that you can earn more than … Continue reading

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Social Security Benefit Calculators

Do you want to know how much you would receive in Social Security benefits if you were disabled, retired, or if your spouse died?   Social Security has online calculators, as well as calculators you can download (Mac versions too), to help you … Continue reading

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Social Security Announces Benefit Increase for 2009

Social Security benefits will be going up in 2009. Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 55 million Americans will increase 5.8 percent in 2009, the Social Security Administration announced today.  The 5.8 percent increase is … Continue reading

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Quick facts: how much does Social Security spend on disability?

According to Social Security, 6.9 million disabled workers received disability benefits from Social Security in 2007. Another 1.8 million individuals received benefits as dependents of disabled workers. This is compared to 31 million receiving retirement benefits. The average monthly disability … Continue reading

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How much can you get per month from SSI?

How much can I get per month on SSI?

Updated: 01/01/12. Supplemental Security Income, SSI for short, pays up to the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). For 2012, for the first time in 3 years, the Federal Benefit rate is increasing to $698 and $1,048 for couples. For most people, this … Continue reading

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