Someone filling out a social security disability claim.

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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Man filing for long term disability claim.

Why Do Insurance Companies Deny Long Term Disability Claims?

Employer-provided long term disability policies are subject to governance by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). ERISA is a federal law providing for long term disability claims to be evaluated by claims administrators. These claims administrators, however, are often employed by the insurance company with which you have your long term disability policy. This…

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Attorney helping man apply for long-term disability.

What Qualifies a Person for Long-Term Disability?

A long term disability policy can provide valuable benefits in the event that you become unable to work. Some choose to purchase an individual long term disability policy on their own, but some employers also offer long term disability (LTD) coverage in their employee benefit packages. Should you become unable to work, you may qualify…

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Mother helping disabled son file for SSI benefits.

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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Man filling out a social security disability benefits form.

How Do You File for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Millions of people across the U.S. suffer from long term or permanent disabilities that render them unable to retain gainful employment. This added financial pressure usually comes on top of medical bills incurred due to seeking and receiving much-needed health care. Social Security disability provides critical benefits to those in need. Should you find yourself…

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Man visiting his attorneys to discuss his disability appeal.

What Happens During a Disability Appeal?

You may have been denied eligibility for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. You may not agree with the amount of your SSDI benefits payment. You may have been overpaid in SSDI payments but contest the amount you need to pay back or whether you have to repay it at all. If any of these issues…

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Disabled person working at family business.

Can I Work If I Am On Disability?

In order to be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity. Essentially, this means that you have a disability preventing you from having a job that will support your cost of living. Because of this basic SSDI requirement, many receiving benefits are reluctant…

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