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What You Need To Know About Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

What You Need To Know About Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

If you are unable to work due to a disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must know what work you are still capable of doing, physically and mentally. Therefore, if you are planning on submitting an application for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to be familiar with the Residual Functional Capacity form (RFC). An RFC assessment is an evaluation to determine the limits of your work capacity despite your disability. Basically, what kind of work you can still complete, how much you can do, and for how long.

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Should I File for Unemployment or Social Security Disability?

Should I File for Unemployment or Social Security Disability?

We want to address these questions because there are very big differences between unemployment and social security disability. And with the recent rise in unemployment, we feel it’s important to understand why these are very different programs. However, it really comes down to your financial situation and health. Learn more about if you should be filing for unemployment or social security disability below.

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Economic Impact Payments for SSDI and SSI Recipients [Infographic]

Economic Impact Payments for SSDI and SSI Recipients [Infographic]

The SSA has a page dedicated to the update of COVID-19 economic impact payment and what that means for social security recipients. In it, they have an updated Economic Impact Payments (PDF) that outlines commonly asked questions. To help SSDI and SSI recipients with this PDF, DSS has created this easy to use infographic. It is a flow chart that outlines what to expect. Keep scrolling to see additional information.

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Your Comprehensive Guide to COVID-19 and Disability Benefits

Your Comprehensive Guide to COVID-19 and Disability Benefits

Like the rest of the country, the Social Security Administration is adapting to COVID-19. Millions of Americans depend on their disability benefits each month. However, the SSA has taken steps to ensure COVID-19 won’t disrupt those benefits. There are, however, a few things you’ll need to know about managing your benefits during this time. 

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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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