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3 Common Social Security Scams You Need to Avoid

3 Common Social Security Scams You Need to Avoid

You depend on your Social Security income. The last thing you need is for a scammer to steal your personal information. This and other Social Security scams can cost you a lot of money, time, and peace. Unfortunately, as technology evolves, scammers have more ways to reach you. This means you have to work that much harder to avoid them. Fortunately, with the right information, you can learn to spot their tricks.

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What is the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019?

What is the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019?

Living on a fixed income, like Social Security Income (SSI), can be challenging. It’s even more difficult when your income fails to keep up with the cost of living and housing expenses. However, The Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act could change this. The act aims to increase income and resource limits for individuals who are on SSI. This is critical for keeping up with inflation. Continue on to learn more about the changes in SSI benefits.

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What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Are you unsure of the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. While the programs are commonly confused with one another, they are two very different programs. To make a more informed decision on your healthcare, make sure to take the necessary time to research each program. While you may be eligible for only one program, some individuals may be eligible to receive benefits from both.

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How Does Retirement Benefits Affect SSDI/SSI Benefits?

How Does Retirement Benefits Affect SSDI/SSI Benefits?

The cost of living is on the rise throughout the United States. And, learning how to estimate your retirement benefits is crucial. Doing so can give you peace of mind, as well as help you calculate living expenses and lifestyle accommodations. But, what if you already receive SSDI or SSI benefits when you reach your “full retirement age”? Will your retirement benefits have any effect on your SSI or SSDI? Continue reading to learn how retirement benefits affect SSDI/SSI benefits.

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Can You Qualify for SSDI and SSI Benefits?

Can You Qualify for SSDI and SSI Benefits?

If you cannot work due to a disability, you likely suffer from a loss of income. You may even be displaced or facing homelessness. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides two financial assistance programs for qualifying disabled individuals. While you can receive SSDI and SSI benefits at the same time, it is important to know the differences between the two programs, how to qualify for benefits, and how to apply.

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What is a Technical Denial in a Disability Case?

What is a Technical Denial in a Disability Case?

There are many reasons why applicants may be denied Social Security disability benefits. The majority of denials are for a medical reason. This could be that there wasn’t enough medical evidence or the Social Security Administration (SSA) didn’t first the medical conditions prevented being able to work. However, many applicants get a technical denial instead. This means it isn’t medical related. Actually, if you get a technical denial it means you were found ineligible for benefits for non-medical reasons. SSA has reported that nearly 50% of SSDI and 25% of SSI applicants receive technical denials.

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SSA 5-Step Evaluation [INFOGRAPHIC]

SSA 5-Step Evaluation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our goal at DSS is to make the disability benefits claim process easier on you. Many times people are unsure if they qualify or if they should submit a claim. Check out our easy to read SSA 5-Step Evaluation infographic to help you learn more about the evaluation process.

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What is the Income Limit for SSI?

What is the Income Limit for SSI?

While generally we never think in limits when it comes to income, the SSI program has strict limits. SSI, or Supplemental Security Income, is a federal income supplement program. It is designated for those who have little or no income who are also aged, blind, and/or disabled. This is different for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). SSI provides additional income to meet basic needs for living, such as food, clothing, and shelter. So, how much, or how little, do you have to make to qualify? Read more below on the income limit for SSI.

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Money Management Tips When on SSDI

Money Management Tips When on SSDI

As anyone on Social Security Disability (SSDI) knows, it can be a challenge to make that money cover all living expenses. It’s not only important to make ends meet but try to make every dollar of your disability payment count. Luckily, there are a few money-management tips to help ease financial burdens. Developing these habits can make you feel more in control of your money.

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