How Does the SSA Determine Retirement Benefit Payment Amounts?

November 21, 2017

Most American’s spend their entire adult lives working hard at our jobs. Our reward at the end of our long careers is the right to collect Social Security retirement benefits. These benefits are meant to provide income for people after […]

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Can drug addicts and alcoholics get disability benefits?

November 9, 2017

If you’ve suffered from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or you know someone who has, then you already know the devastating effect it can have on your ability to live a full, normal life. Because of addiction, many people […]

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Mental Illness and Disability Benefits

November 6, 2017

There are many different conditions that qualify for SSI disability benefits. Many times people may think of physical conditions first, but mental illnesses can be just as, if not more, debilitating. There are a variety of mental illnesses that are […]

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What Will Social Security Look Like in 20 Years If Congress Does Nothing?

October 31, 2017

Millions of Americans depend on money from the Social Security system to help make ends meet from month to month. Whether it’s collecting retirement money after a life of paying into the system, or collecting money for disability after an […]

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When Do Most Americans Claim Social Security?

October 25, 2017

Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) increases the full retirement age at which you can collect benefits. This began several years ago to help the beleaguered benefit system. In 2018, the age will increase by two months to age […]

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Social Security in Five Years

October 23, 2017

Social Security is one of the most important programs in this country. Since its inception, it has existed to provide retirees with a livable income and to provide financial assistance through disability benefits for those who can no longer work […]

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What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

October 12, 2017

You’ve probably heard the terms “Medicare” and “Medicaid” mentioned quite a bit when talking about healthcare, but — like many Americans — unless you’re actually on either of these programs, there’s a good chance you’re not entirely sure what each […]

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If I Make $30,000, How Much Will Social Security Pay Me?

October 6, 2017

For most people, the monthly check they get from Social Security is a vital part of their retirement. It’s also something that you’ve been paying into your entire working life. Because of this, it’s only natural to wonder about how […]

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I have a child who is disabled. Can my child receive disability benefits?

October 4, 2017

Having a disabled child brings its own special brand of heartaches and difficulties. Depending on the nature and scope of the disability, it could mean a lifetime of challenges that need to be overcome, and any type of aid or […]

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Applying for SSDI Benefits with Fibromyalgia

September 28, 2017

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, then you’re no stranger to pain. You know that this condition has the ability to completely wreck you and take you out of the day. When you’re in pain like this, there’s no way you […]

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