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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Do You File Taxes When Receiving Disability Payments?

Do You File Taxes When Receiving Disability Payments?

When you work as an individual for a company, your employer deducts taxes from your paycheck. In fact, those taxes are what make disability benefits possible. This process fairly straightforward. However, for Social Security Disability (SSDI) recipients, it isn’t that simple. Disability payments aren’t always taxable. So, when do you file taxes when receiving disability payments?

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People Who Can Help With Your Disability Claim

People Who Can Help With Your Disability Claim

Are you unable to work due to a disability? If so, you might be in the process of filing a disability claim. Or, maybe you’ve yet to start. Either way, applying for Social Security disability can be confusing. Luckily, if you need help applying for disability benefits, there are people who can lend a hand. Below, you will find some professionals who can assist you along the way.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

If you see more people wearing blue this month, it might be because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To help promote awareness, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is launching its “Don’t Assume” campaign. At DSS, we want to highlight what you need to know and how a diagnosis could affect your ability to work. People diagnosed with colorectal cancer may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they cannot work due to the disease. Here is what you need to know.

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Why Are Disability Claims Denied?

Why Are Disability Claims Denied?

Applying for SSDI or SSI benefits can be a complex process. Claim denials only add to the confusion. Understanding the main reasons why claims are denied may help your case get approved on the first go. On the other hand, if you’ve already been denied, figuring out what went wrong can help during reconsideration. That’s why we are here to explain the common reasons why disability claims are denied.

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The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) Explained

The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) Explained

Are you trying to find out if you qualify for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? You won’t know for certain until you actually submit your application. However, there is a quick and easy way to get a better idea of your eligibility status. It’s called the Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST).

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What Are Non-Medical SSDI Requirements?

What Are Non-Medical SSDI Requirements?

It’s true that not everyone with a disability qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Read on to learn about the non-medical SSDI requirements, and how to know if you meet them.

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What Does a Disability Attorney Do?

What Does a Disability Attorney Do?

Whether it’s your first time filing a claim or you’ve already been denied, a disability attorney can help you get the benefits you deserve. Disability attorneys specialize in helping their clients navigate the Social Security disability process. That means they know the process inside and out. They also have experience with a broad range of disabilities, including cancer and mental health. Therefore, if you need assistance applying for disability benefits or your claim has been denied, you might consider hiring a disability attorney.

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Understanding the Appeals Process for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Understanding the Appeals Process for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits

The appeals process can be complicated and confusing. But, it is important to understand the process if you need to appeal your disability case. The SSA will review your case and make their decision carefully. However, if it is one that you do not agree with, you have the option to appeal. If you would like to start the appeals process, here is what you need to know. 

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What Medical Conditions Apply to Disability Benefits?

What Medical Conditions Apply to Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits for medical conditions that may affect an individual’s ability to work. The requirements for such benefits are dependent on the medical diagnosis, as well as the severity of the condition. It is essential to understand which medical conditions apply to disability benefits, so you can determine if you qualify for assistance. Below are some of the disabling conditions that are recognized by the SSA.

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