What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Insurance

What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Insurance

Under the Social Security Act of 1935, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides a mechanism for disabled workers to receive monthly benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) administers this program, employing defined criteria to determine whether an applicant qualifies for SSDI benefits.

What is Supplemental Security Income?

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Under the Social Security Act of 1935, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides a mechanism for disabled workers to receive monthly benefits. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) administers this program, employing defined criteria to determine whether an applicant qualifies for SSI benefits. These benefits are available to individuals who do not have enough work history to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Common Reasons for SSDI Denial

Common Reasons for SSDI Denial

Each year, millions of individuals file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and other types of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, statistics reveal that only 30 percent of these claims are accepted. There are many reasons why the Social Security Administration Administration (SSA) denies an individual’s claims, but some of the most common reasons for these denials include the following elements. For individuals who wish to appeal a decision by the SSA, it is often important to understand the basis for these denials as well as to retain

Do I need a Mental Consultative Examination for SSDI Benefits?

Do I need a Mental Consultative Examination for SSDI Benefits?

Some individuals who seek to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are required by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to participate in a Mental Consultative Examination to provide the evidence necessary for the Administration’s decision about the individual’s potential disability. As a result, individuals frequently find it essential to obtain the assistance an experienced disability attorney to navigate these examinations, which can play a vital role in the disability process.

Social Security Disability Insurance Taxation

Social Security Disability Insurance Taxation

One of the most common questions that individuals have about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is what tax rules apply when a recipient receives SSDI income. In some situations, recipients of SSDI benefits are taxed on at least a portion of these benefits. SSDI recipients often find that a knowledgeable disability benefits' attorney may help with SSDI taxation and determine what amount must be paid in taxes.

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.