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How much in SSDI can I get?

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Millions of Americans who qualify for SSDI, or disability, will collect a monthly benefit from the Social Security Administration. Most people care about how much they're going to get paid when they initially apply. Many ... more
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Social Security: Is your benefit amount correct based on your work record?

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Millions of Americans collect Social Security each month to get by, but not everyone may be getting what they're entitled to due to incorrect records. The next payment will go out this month, worth an ... more
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Social Security: What will happen when offices open back up in April?

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Over 1,200 Social Security field offices across the U.S. are set to reopen in April following a two year shut down. The offices being closed made it harder for people to get help in person ... more
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SSI: Two payments worth $1,682 in April 2022

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SSI recipients will be pleased to hear that they can expect two payments in the month of April. The average payment is worth $621 for recipients, and that's with the 5.9% COLA increase. The most ... more
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Social Security: Things you do that could impact your spouse’s benefits

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Social Security benefits are benefits that help both retired workers and their spouses once they choose to quit working. It's important to keep your spouse and their benefits in mind when filing for Social Security, ... more
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Social Security: Avoid mistakes that may cost you $1,000s in benefits

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Millions of Americans are retired, and a lot of them depend on Social Security benefits to supplement part of their former income. What you decide to do when you collect benefits can impact the rest ... more
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SSDI: Can you work and collect Social Security Disability?

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Sometimes there are situations where Americans can collect SSDI and still work, but there are strict rules surrounding this. If you end up earning a substantial wage, SSI and SSDI payments could end. Almost 70 ... more
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Social Security: Protect benefits from online scammers

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Technology has made it easier for scammers to target the elderly online, and one thing they should be diligent to protect is their Social Security benefits. Online criminals can try to target unsuspecting Social Security ... more
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Social Security: Offices will reopen after 2 years this month

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Social Security Administration offices have remained closed since March of 2020, and now, two years later, they will finally be reopening this month. The agency is currently facing major backlog issues, similar to the IRS, ... more
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SSDI & SSI: Will I lose my benefits from working?

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Millions of Americans benefit from SSI and SSDI each month, and it is possible to work and earn an income at the same time. But there are limitations. Your payments will stop if the Social ... more
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SSDI: Get your benefits faster this way

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Millions of Americans rely on SSDI benefits to survive after becoming disabled on the job. This means when people apply, they're likely in need of that money. Sometimes it can take the Social Security Administration ... more
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Social Security: My payment or statement is wrong, what do I do?

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Millions of Americans rely on Social Security benefits during retirement in order to get by, so incorrect statements or payments can cause concern. Sometimes this will happen, and when it does, you need to take ... more
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SSI redetermination explained

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SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income and supports millions of Americans experiencing financial hardship. The benefits help children and adults who are disabled or over the age of 65. In order to receive these benefits, ... more
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SSI: Social Security & SSI payment schedule

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Many payments for SSI and Social Security have already been made for the month of February, so some can expect payments soon in March. The last check for Social Security went out on Wednesday, Feb ... more
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Social Security: What to do if someone calls you about your SSN or benefits

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Americans collect Social Security benefits every month. Unfortunately with that comes new opportunities for fraudsters and scammers. If you get a call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, there are some ... more
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Social Security: I need help from the SSA, how do I get it?

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The Social Security Administration handles a lot of different programs for Americans, and they are always there to help you. The SSA works hard to provide quick and efficient action for Americans with pressing issues ... more
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Social Security: Benefits are paid one month behind

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Social Security payments are made for the month before, with rules making is so the beneficiary lives for the entire month before when benefits are paid. The SSA pays the payment a month behind schedule, ... more
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SSI & SSDI: What you can earn and still qualify for benefits, up to $4,174

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The Social Security Administration offers numerous programs to qualifying Americans, many of which they can benefit from all at once, like SSI and SSDI. There are three major programs run by the SSA. This includes ... more
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Social Security: Make an appointment at your office

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Social Security offices everywhere have been closed down since the start of the pandemic, but that may soon be changing. At the moment, the only way to get into your local SSA office is by ... more
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