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Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

August 12, 2021 • By

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Disability is something most people don’t like to think about, but the chances that you’ll become disabled are greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age. Social Security pays disability benefits through two programs:   The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]

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How Social Security Decides if You Still Have a Qualifying Disability

August 5, 2021 • By

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The law requires that we review the current medical condition of all people receiving disability benefits periodically to determine if they continue to have a qualifying disability. Generally, if your health hasn’t improved, or if your disability still keeps you from working, you’ll continue to receive benefits. Disability reviews support the integrity of our Social […]

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Disagree with Your Disability Decision? We Will Take Another Look

July 29, 2021 • By

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Social Security is here to help millions of people secure today and tomorrow by providing benefits and financial protection. We continue to protect the integrity of our disability programs by ensuring we make the correct decision on each claim. However, if you disagree with our decision on your claim, you can ask us to review […]

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Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

July 22, 2021 • By

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When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a lifeline for you and your family. Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes. If your working years are cut short by a severe and lasting illness […]

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Check the Status of Your Social Security Benefits Claim Online

July 15, 2021 • By

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If you applied for Social Security benefits, or have a pending reconsideration or hearing request, you can check the status online using your free personal my Social Security account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one to see the following information about your claim: Date of filing. Current claim location. Scheduled hearing […]

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People with ALS Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits Sooner

June 17, 2021 • By

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May was Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month. ALS is a progressive disease with no known cure. It advances rapidly and attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. On average, 1,000 people with ALS apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits every year. The ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019 eliminates […]

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Financial Literacy Month: A Perfect Time to Plan for Your Future

April 8, 2021 • By

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April is Financial Literacy Month—a time focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Social Security is a vital part of any financial plan. We have online tools to help you understand your potential Social Security benefits and how they fit into your financial future. You should periodically review […]

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Direct Deposit: A Fast, Convenient, and Secure Way to Receive Your Benefit Payments

February 12, 2021 • By

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At Social Security and Veterans Affairs, issuing timely benefit payments is a core service we both provide. After all, we know you want your benefits on time to cover your household or medical expenses. The most secure way to get your benefits is to receive them electronically. It’s faster, safer, and more convenient than a […]

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Social Security

February 4, 2021 • By

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Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to file fraudulent unemployment claims, often using someone else’s identity. Scammers may even use the identity of someone who is receiving or applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSI applicants and recipients who begin to receive—or seemingly begin to receive—State Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits could […]

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5 Ways SSA.gov Saves You Time

January 29, 2021 • By

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Our online tools and services save you time and make your life easier. Often, there’s no need to contact us. Here are five of our webpages that can make your life easier: 1. With your own personal my Social Security account, you can request a replacement Social Security card, verify your earnings, get future benefit estimates, […]

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