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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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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