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Can I have both SSI and SSDI?

SSDI vs SSI? Can you have both?
The Supplemental Security Income, SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI both provide financial assistance to needy individuals. The programs comb through your disability eligibility before granting you one of two or both of the claims under the programs respectively. The programs are run by the Social Security Administration, SSA under...
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Children living on SSDI. Can they get an education without losing disability benefits?

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Children may become disabled and not be able to perform regular school work that a normal child could do, because of depression or anxiety due to their disability. The Social Security Administration uses three criteria to grant or continue disability benefits of your child regardless of whether or not they attend school. The social security disabil...
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How much increments should I pay to the SSDI taxes?

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You need the peace of mind and the particular income to make sure you live a peaceful life after retirement. Retirement itself is a huge financial decision, and if you are someone with a disability or have to support a disabled dependent then you might as well have to make sure you get the best out of social security disability. What you will get f...
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How much would SSDI pay me?

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The social security disability is an insurance program federally run by the US government. That said, the more your income wages while you worked, the more payroll taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, FICA you might have paid. The maximum taxable income in 2018 was $128,000. So, if your income fell between that threshold and you pai...
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What does my SSDI mean when my partner has a severe disability?

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Individuals with disabilities can qualify for SSDI whether they themselves have disability or their partners have an undergoing disability preventing them to go to work. In some cases, if you get a disability while your partner is already receiving disability benefits you both would be eligible to receive benefits even on a single person's earnings...
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Social security for mothers with complicated deliveries

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Giving birth to a baby may be a life changing and happy experience to the mother and father, but life gets tough for the parents and the child if the pregnancy and childbirth contain difficult complications. Sometimes these complications results in PTSD or ADHD symptoms in the mother or some child hood deficiency in the child including: Down's Synd...
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Social security for college students who already have loans

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Paying for college can be hard to afford for many, but it often becomes harder on people with disabilities. Some students with disabilities may find it difficult to afford classroom stationery's like notes, books and even for transportation to and fro from college, as the medical bills tend to take a huge toll on the budget for students with disabi...
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Social Security Disability for children

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  The Social Security Disability will give monthly cash to those workers – or children of workers – who are eligible and qualify under the SSDI medical impairments Blue Book , when they are no longer able to go to work. The children can get social security benefits in many ways , On their own employment record if they qualify If the child is d...
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What if Your First Disability Benefits Appeal Isn’t Successful?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are good that your initial application is going to be denied. The good news is, there are multiple phases of appeals and the first step is usually relatively easy.  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you'll have your application approved after the first phase of appealing y...
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Why is it So Hard to Get Approved for Social Security Disability?

Applying for Social Security Disability income can be a frustrating experience, especially when you are reliant upon this income to provide you with money to live on when you have a medical condition that prevents you from working. Not only is the application process lengthy and cumbersome, but it is also very likely your application will be denied...
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What is Workers' Comp Disability?

​Obtaining benefits when you are too disabled to work is very important. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with help understanding your options for obtaining benefits and can guide you through the process of applying for the right programs to maximize your income.  There are a few different options for where you can ob...
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Can You Increase Your Disability Benefits?

​If you can't work, it is very difficult to support yourself and your loved ones. When a medical problem prevents you from being able to do any job you are qualified to do, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if you may be eligible for disability inco...
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What if Your Disability Benefits are Too Low?

 A Los Angeles Social Security Disability attorney can provide you with assistance qualifying to receive disability income from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if your medical issues prevent you from being able to have a job.  Social Security Disability benefits are an important lifeline if you can't earn income because medi...
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How Are Your Disability Benefits Determined?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration may be your only source of income if you become too disabled to work because of a physical or a medical condition.   A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if you are eligible for benefits and can assist in applying for them.  ​How Are Your Disa...
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When Do Disability Benefits Cases Go to Court?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability income because you can't work, it's important to understand how the process works. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you throughout the entirety of the benefits application process, from submitting your case through any necessary appeals.  Unfortunately, a substantial number ...
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Who Decides If You’ll Get Disability Benefits?

If you have become unable to work as a result of a disabling condition, it's important to understand how the process of applying for disability benefits works. In particular, you need to know who decides if you'll be eligible for disability benefits and what criteria matters in determining eligibility. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can...
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Does the Federal or State Government Pay Disability Benefits?

 If you are interested in applying for disability benefits, it is helpful to know how different disability benefits programs work. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with insight and advice on how you can obtain benefits to support you if you are too disabled to work.  For many people, applying for benefits through...
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What Does a Work Credit Mean for Social Security Disability?

​In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits when a disability prevents you from working, you need to have paid into the system. You pay into the system when you earn money and pay Social Security taxes on it. Work credits are used to determine if you have paid enough in to become eligible for benefits. A Los Angeles d...
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Can Young Workers Get Disability Benefits?

​Becoming unable to work because of a physical or a mental condition is a frightening experience. This is especially true if you are young when you become disabled and you have a lifetime ahead of you where you need to try to find financial support.  The good news is, there are safety net programs in place to provide income for the disabled, i...
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How Strict is the Social Security Administration When Applying for Benefits?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to make certain that the application you submit is comprehensive, detailed, and includes the information that is necessary to help you get benefits. Submitting a perfect application is important because the Social Security Administration is very strict about which benefits application...
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