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SSA’s Representative Repayment Program

Are you or a loved one having a difficult time managing money and receiving Social Security payments? If this is the case, Social Security may find you or your loved one to be a candidate for the Representative Payment Program. We will talk more about this program and who it is for here. What Is…

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What Is the Difference Between Social Security and SSI?

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are commonly confused. Either people think they are the same thing or they do not know what makes them different. Social Security and SSI are, in fact, different programs. Both programs are, however, administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here, we will go further into what distinguishes…

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Does SSI or SSDI Pay More?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is tasked with overseeing two programs meant to aid the disabled in covering costs of living. These two programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Those disabled individuals who have qualifying work credits and have made FICA contributions may be entitled to SSDI benefits. SSI…

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Can Children Qualify for SSI?

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federally administered income supplement program. The funds from SSI are generated by general tax revenues, as opposed to Social Security taxes. The SSI program was put into place as a way to provide financial assistance to the aged, blind, and disabled who have lower income levels or no income…

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Disabled young man in a wheelchair, looking for SSI benefits.

Am I Eligible for SSI Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is tasked with overseeing and implementing several programs geared towards providing aid to disabled individuals across the U.S. One such program is Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI provides financial support to those individuals who are both disabled and in financial need. There are specific requirements that must be met for…

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Is It Possible to Get SSDI and SSI at the Same Time?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both need-based programs that provide important financial benefits to those who qualify. In order to be eligible for SSDI, you must meet the SSA definition of disability. The disability, whether mental or physical, must be so severe as to prevent an individual from maintaining…

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