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What Qualifies for Presumptive Disability when Filing for SSI

Published on December 26th, 2017

Sometimes, when a person is in need of Social Security benefits, it can be necessary to start receiving payments before the application is approved. When it’s fairly certain that an applicant has the onset of a qualifying disability then the Social Security Administration (SSA) may grant presumptive disability benefits. What that means is that it […]

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Understanding FICA Taxes and How They Affect You

Published on December 21st, 2017

One of the dominating parts of our working life is paying taxes, and part of those taxes are governed by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). FICA is a federal payroll tax that applies to both employees and employers that funds benefits for retirees, disabilities and the children of people that have passed away. FICA […]

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Padding Social Security Benefits by Accruing Delayed Retirement Credits

Published on December 18th, 2017

Social Security is a benefit that workers pay into throughout their working lives and after reaching retirement age then the worker can start receiving a monthly benefit check paying them back. The program is designed to help people as they enter old age and when they no longer work, acting as a safety net to […]

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Social Security Statements: Keeping Track of Your Benefits

Published on December 11th, 2017

Social Security is not a welfare program, if you work, you are likely paying into it and the money you put in is what is paid out when you need it. Until recently, Social Security statements were sent out by mail to show what is owed back to you and how it could be paid […]

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How Does Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance – Social Security Work?

Published on December 1st, 2017

There are numerous ways that an individual can receive Social Security Disability — SSD — benefits. With the program, there is also a section called Old-Age, Survivors, Disability Insurance — OASDI — for those who are retired or may have a spouse who has passed away and they can still maintain an income to provide […]

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Can I get help with Form SSA 3368?

Published on November 22nd, 2017

The SSA-3368 form is used for individuals who need to claim disability benefits. It is the most important form that you will have to fill out during your application process. Though you can fill this form out on your own, you are allowed to have a representative such as a SSD lawyer help you fill […]

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Changes to Social Security in 2017

Published on November 17th, 2017

With a new year coming up, there will be changes made to Social Security, but let’s note the changes that were made in 2017. A financial review of 2017 has brought change to the benefit payments, ruling for those applying for benefits, and other areas of the Social Security disability program. Social Security benefits are […]

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How Will the Social Security Budget Affect You?

Published on November 16th, 2017

For anyone receiving Social Security benefits, the system seems ancient and untouchable — after all, it’s been around since the Great Depression, and has so far survived numerous attempts at cutbacks that would have reduced benefits for many recipients. However, Social Security isn’t as impervious to change as we might think — and in fact, […]

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Common Mistakes People Make After Receiving an SSDI Denial

Published on October 24th, 2017

If you’ve been denied a Social Security Disability (SSDI) claim, then you’re not alone. Many people don’t realize it, but the SSA denies almost 70% of all disability applications it receives each year. For many people, this denial is just the beginning, because there is an appeals process in place. However, many people who are […]

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What Can Increase a Disability Check?

Published on October 12th, 2017

If you’ve been comparing notes with friends, and you’ve found out their disability check is higher than yours, maybe that realization has left you scratching your head as to why. Here are some tips on how the Social Security Administration (SSA) calculates your check and what you can do to maximize your benefit. Social Security […]

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