Representative Payees and SSDI

Representative Payees and SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can prove to be vital to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Many recipients of SSDI benefits, however, are not able to manage their finances alone. When an SSDI recipient needs assistance in making financial decisions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is known to appoint representative payees (which is sometimes referred to as an RP) to receive the person’s SSDI benefits and make sure that the individual’s basic needs are met. There are several different ways to which an RP is assigned including appointment by a

Financial Eligibility and Social Security Disability Insurance

Financial Eligibility and Social Security Disability Insurance

There are two programs offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While there is no limit on the amount of assets that an individual can own in order to qualify for SSDI, there are still some important financial considerations that individuals should understand.

The Disability Durational Requirement for SSDI and SSI

The Disability Durational Requirement for SSDI and SSI

One of the most common reasons individuals are turned down for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security (SSI) is that the Social Security Administration determines that an individual does not meet the Durational Requirement. Individuals who are denied benefits for this reason often find it essential to retain the assistance of skilled legal counsel.

Financial Eligibility & Social Security Disability Insurance

Financial Eligibility & Social Security Disability Insurance

There are two programs offered by the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). While there is no limit on the amount of assets that an individual can own in order to qualify for SSDI, there are still some important financial considerations that individuals should understand. Instead, to be eligible for SSDI, a person must pay a sufficient amount of FICA taxes into the Social Security system. SSI, however, does have a strict liability limit. To be eligible for SSI a person must have both a low income and low assets

FICA Work Credits and Social Security

FICA Work Credits and Social Security

As individuals move through their work career, work credits (WCs) are earned each year during which an individual earns wages and pays Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) taxes into the Social Security system. These credits are ultimately banked so that individuals will be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in the event that the individual becomes disabled or otherwise unable to earn a living.

The Social Security Compassionate Allowance List

The Social Security Compassionate Allowance List

An individual with a condition that is listed on the Compassionate Allowance List (CAL) will have their claim expedited. The Social Security Administration has established a goal of processing these claims within 20 days. In order to be recognized as having a condition on the CAL, an individual must allege their condition in their benefit's application. While having an illness on the CAL should result in individuals having their claim expedited, there are a number of factors that can protract this treatment including how quickly the Social Security Administration (SSA) gathers medical

Losing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Losing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Many individuals depend on the benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits. Unfortunately, in several types of situations, disability benefits can be terminated. It is important for individuals to understand the many situations that can result in the end of disability benefits. Many individuals in these situations find it essential and helpful to retain the assistance of a skilled attorney.

Terminal Illness (TERI) Cases

Terminal Illness (TERI) Cases

In cases where an individual with a terminal illness applies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) processes the applications faster than usual and with special attention to the individual’s end of life condition. These types of applications for terminally ill individuals are called TERI cases. To make sure that these types of cases are handled well, it is frequently important to retain the assistance of a skilled attorney.