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 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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How Education Affects Disability Claims

How Education Affects Disability Claims

Before you understand how education plays a role in disability claims, it’s important to know how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability. The SSA defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically physical or mental impairment. Any medical condition has to be terminal or last for a continuous period of more than one year. In basic terms, you have to be unable to work due to your medical condition. If you are in fact unable to work due to your disability, it is only then that factors like education and age may be taken into consideration.

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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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Will My SSDI or SSI Benefits Transfer Between States?

Will My SSDI or SSI Benefits Transfer Between States?

If you currently collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you might wonder if your disability benefits transfer when you move out of state. Below, we go over everything you need to know regarding SSDI or SSI benefits and what may happen as you move from one state to another.

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Who benefits from SSI?

Who benefits from SSI?

Who benefits from SSI? And can you qualify for multiple forms of assistance in addition to it? Here are some FAQ’s regarding SSI. These are concerns we hear from a lot of our Clients at Disability Support Services. Contact us today for a consultation. We are here to help!

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SSI History in Review

SSI History in Review

America’s Great Depression sparked the implementation of the program that we refer to today as Social Security Insurance (SSI). The SSI History in review begins in 1935, when the U.S. passed the Social Security Act. Since that time, there have been many changes, as the country has sought a way to be socially responsible. If you have questions about your SSI, or SSDI eligibility, contact Disability Support Services today for a consultation.

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What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved?

What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved?

What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved? Applying for disability benefits is an arduous process that may take years. So what happens when your disability claim is approved? You will be glad to know your persistence has paid off. However, not unlike the application process, the

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