Tag Archives | Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

DT4 Fired by your Social Security disability lawyer?

This week’s episode of Disability Tips covers what to do if you are fired by your disability lawyer. There are a number of Social Security disability lawyers and law firms out there that are happy to take a case. However, when … Continue reading

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DT3 Mistakes and pitfalls in Social Security disability cases

Today’s Disability Tips reviews the mistakes and pitfalls that can occur when you handle your own Social Security disability case. Links: “Apply Right: How to Apply for Social Security Disability Online the Right Way the First Time!”  : http://applyrightbook.com Social Security approval … Continue reading

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SPEEDING UP Social Security disability benefit processing after a win

Congratulations! You have won your Social Security disability case and have been approved for SSI! You have read my article about when you should get paid. But, weeks have gone by and you still have not heard anything from your local Social … Continue reading

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My SSI benefits stopped because I was in a hospital! Why?

Here is the short answer: if you are hospitalized in a medical treatment facility for 30 days, your SSI benefits may be cut to $30 per month. Now, here is the long answer: You are not eligible for SSI benefits for … Continue reading

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What exactly are Social Security disability benefits?

If you are like most people, you probably have never had to think about what you would do if you became disabled. What would you do if you suddenly could not work? How would you pay your rent or mortgage? … 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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Can you garnish Social Security disability benefits for child support

A quickie article answering a common question: can you garnish Social Security disability benefits for child support? Title 2 Disability Insurance (aka SSDI or DIB) benefits can be garnished for child support. However, Title 16 Supplemental Security Income (aka SSI) benefits cannot … 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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Getting Social Security Disability and SSI benefits at same time

I recently wrote about receiving both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Let’s look at the advantages of being on both benefits programs.

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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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Do I qualify financially for Social Security SSI disability benefits?

In order to qualify for Social Security Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI), not only do you have to be disabled, you also have to qualify financially. To be eligible for SSI a person must have $2,000 or less in countable … Continue reading

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How far back does Social Security pay disability benefits?

If you are disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits? Back to when the disability began? It depends on whether you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or DIB), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security Supplemental Security … 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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