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12 Sep

SSDI’s Predicted 2016 Expiration Date – Know the Facts

What You Need to Know about SSDI’s Predicted 2016 Expiration Date What is SSDI? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is an insurance program run by the Social Security Administration, a federal government institution. It is funded through payroll tax contributions from employees and their employers. This insurance program is essential for Americans that have been

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31 Jul

Social Security Tax Rates

Will I Be Taxed on Social Security and Disability Benefits? Disability benefits are subject to taxation and the rules for disability benefits are the same as those of regular Social Security benefits. However, because of the SSI income limits, almost no SSI beneficiaries earn enough to owe income tax. If the disability reward you have received

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30 Jul

SSA Compassionate Allowance – List of Qualifying Conditions

The compassionate allowance program (CAL) allows those with a serious or fatal disease to receive Social Security benefits in as little as two weeks. This accelerated program is a part of the SSI/SSDI division. Applications are completed normally, yet benefits are received much more quickly. The Social Security Administration acknowledges that those whose health is

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29 Jul

Disabled New Mexico Residents May be Eligible for Lifetime Assistance

TTD benefit duration limits have been lifted in the state of New Mexico In last month’s Sherrie Fowler v. Vista Care disability case, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are no longer subject to time limits. Aid is available “for the remainder of a worker’s life”, as long as

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01 Jul

Can You Receive Both Social Security Benefits and Food Stamps?

What is SNAP?  SNAP is a governmental organization that helps people with low incomes buy food. The acronym stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but is operated on a state level, which creates some differences between states when it comes to qualifying criteria. For

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21 Jun

June is National Safety Month – Stay Safe in the Workplace

Your wellbeing should obviously be a priority for everyone, but too many of us often make it secondary in our everyday lives. Too many people drive without their seatbelt and/or text while behind the wheel; mix alcohol with their prescribed pain medication; don’t wear a helmet while biking; and push themselves beyond their limits while

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19 Jun

Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

While careers are key to providing for our families, they can also make us vulnerable to life changing accidents. While some injuries may be minor, others can result in long-term disabilities or prove fatal. Why is this? Employees are often pressured to push themselves beyond their limits both physically and mentally, making them more likely

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17 Jun

Breaking News for Disability and Social Security Benefits

Knowledge is power, so staying up-to-date on recent developments with disability and social security benefits is truly important if it touches you or someone in your life. Therefore, Social Security Law aims to provide you with the latest developments in regards to pending governmental acts, social movements and more. Recent developments include: The ABLE Act:

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22 May

Factors That Lead to Disability Benefits Discontinuing

Many individuals ask if there is a chance that their disability benefits will be discontinued in the future even though they were awarded disability benefits. There are instances where an individual can stop receiving the disability benefits they were previously awarded. Keep reading to make sure you are not blindsided if one of these circumstances

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20 May

3 Must-Know Disability Benefit News Stories of 2014

The disability benefits world is always changing. The Social Security Administration is constantly making updates to the laws, procedures and processes in order to be more just to the disabled citizens of the United States. Staying aware of new developments can be key to understanding the process of obtaining (and keeping) your disability benefits.

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