7 Common Misconceptions about Social Security Disability Benefits

December 14, 2017

Many people have certain ideas and assumptions when it comes to Social Security Disability Benefits. It’s important to understand how the program works and what assumptions are just myths. You want to get the most out of Social Security when […]

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How long should it take to find out if you are eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

December 7, 2017

Because every claim is different, there is no time frame that can be set to determine how long the SSD benefit process will take. There are numerous variables that need to be considered when figuring out how long an applicant […]

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If you have chronic alcoholism, can you receive Social Security Disability benefits?

December 5, 2017

Like any Social Security Administration — SSA — disability, your chronic alcoholism needs to meet requirements that are in the listed section in the Blue Book. If your impairments meet a medical condition that is listed, then you may be […]

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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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