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No increase in Social Security SSI disability benefits in 2011

Social Security announced today that there will be no increase in Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits for 2011. The Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) – the maximum monthly rate for SSI benefits – will stay at $674 for … Continue reading

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What’s new in Social Security in 2010?

The Social Security Red Book page has a nice summary of the the changes in the Social Security system in 2010: We increased the Substantial Gainful Activity SGA amount for individuals with disabilities, other than blindness, from $980 to $1000 … Continue reading

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Which pays more? SSDI or SSI?

I was recently asked which pays more in benefits? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? If you are wondering about the difference between SSDI and SSI, read this post. As for which pays more, the answer … Continue reading

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Can you get both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

I recently wrote about the difference between Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). But, can you get both: SSI and SSDI? Depending on your circumstances, yes. The maximum you can receive on SSI is based on the annual Federal … Continue reading

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Difference between Social Security Disability Benefits vs SSI

We previously discussed Social Security’s Disability Insurance Benefit (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. The big difference between Social Security Disability vs SSI is how income affects eligibility. Under the “Disability Insurance” Program, Social Security considers whether you are working and earning … Continue reading

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How much can I get in SSI benefits in 2009?

If you are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or applying for SSI, you should know that Social Security’s SSI benefits have increased.  For 2008, the Federal Benefit Rate (the maximum you can receive in SSI) is $674 for individuals and … Continue reading

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2009 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amounts

Beginning January 2009, the maximum monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit amount increases to $674 (increased from $637 in 2008) for individuals and 1,010 for couples.  The maximum SSI benefit amount is based on the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). If … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability vs SSI Supplemental Security Income

Social Security has two different benefit programs for individuals who are disabled. Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB, also known as SSDI, or Title 2 benefits); and Supplemental Security Income (SSI or Title 16 benefits). Because of its name, it is a common … Continue reading

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Social Security denial because husband or wife makes too much for SSI disability

Here is a common problem. You apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but then Social Security tells you that your spouse is making too much money for you to be eligible. How much is too much? To be eligible for … Continue reading

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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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