What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both major programs that people with disabilities rely upon across the United States. Despite both being administered through the Social Security Administration (SSA), however, there are significant differences between the two. But what exactly is the difference between SSI and SSDI, and why does it matter?

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What You Need to Know About Appealing a VA Disability Denial

If you are a veteran who has either applied for disability benefits through the VA, or you are looking to apply for benefits, you may be concerned about the risk of having your claim denied. Fortunately, there are a few factors that you can be aware of that increase the likelihood of success if you want to appeal a claim. Here is what you need to know about appealing a VA disability denial:

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Why Do Paperwork Errors Cause SSDI/SSI Rejections?

By far the most common reason that people have their applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) denied is due to paperwork errors. These often simple mistakes are easy to make, and often easy to correct, and yet they result in more denials than any other. But why are paperwork errors such a common problem, and what can you do to avoid them?

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Seeking Veterans Disability Benefits for PTSD

Veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a significantly higher rate than the rest of the population. When this condition is the result of experiences suffered during their military service, it can qualify them for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). So how do you go about seeking disability benefits as a veteran with PTSD?

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Five Economic Reasons Your SSDI/SSI Claim Might Be Rejected

When people apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they often do not realize there is an economic as well as medical aspect to their qualifications. For those who are not careful, it is possible to get disqualified on an economic basis even if you would otherwise qualify for disability benefits. Here are five economic reasons your SSDI or SSI claim might be rejected:

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Veterans See 3.2% Increase in Disability Benefits in 2024

The amount of benefits that veterans will receive in 2024 has gone up by 3.2% compared to 2023. This increase in benefits is lower than previous years, due to changes in the Cost of Living Adjustment (or COLA for short). This increase in benefits is meant to help veterans continue to pay their bills despite increases in essential goods and services like groceries and rent.

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Five Things You Need to Know About the SSI Income Limit

Every year, more than 500,000 people successfully obtain disability benefits through Supplemental Security Income (also known as SSI). However, many more people apply and fail, often due to making more money (or owning more property) than the SSI program allows. Here are five things you need to know about the SSI income limit if you are applying for disability benefits:

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SSA Issues Scam Warning For Seniors With Dementia

This summer, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a warning for seniors with dementia and their loved ones to watch out for scams that may target them. These scam artists recognize the vulnerability of people with dementia, and may take advantage of them by trying to steal their money or Social Security benefits. By taking certain precautions, you can help protect your loved ones from fraud and other forms of financial exploitation, keeping their money for themselves. Continue reading “SSA Issues Scam Warning For Seniors With Dementia”

What is the CPI-W, and Why Does it Matter?

If you have looked into Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) it is possible you may have heard of the CPI-W. In fact, the CPI-W is essential for understanding how much you are likely to receive from your SSDI or SSI payments. But what exactly is the CPI-W, and why might it matter to you as an SSDI or SSI recipient?

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Five Common Types of Disabilities Seen in SSDI Applications

Every year, millions of people apply to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, some types of disabilities are seen much more often than others when it comes to SSDI and SSI applications. Here are five of the most common types of disabilities seen in SSDI applications:

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