In order to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you must meet two primary criteria: you need to demonstrate you have a disability that impairs your ability to work, and you must be below SSI’s maximum income limit. While this seems like it should be straightforward, the question of whether someone is below the SSI income limit can be surprisingly complex. So what is SSI’s income limit, and how do you know if you are below it?
The Social Security Administration has announced that the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) may rise as much as 8% next year. This is to account for rising inflation, which has driven up the cost of living across the country, and which has had a disproportionate impact on many lower income citizens. As a result, recipients of Social Security benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) should see a substantial increase in their benefits over the next year.
Every year, about two million people apply for Social Security disability benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, more than half of these applications are denied, many of them never even getting as far as an interview. Here are five of the biggest reasons why people have their SSDI application denied:
Social Security disability benefits programs are created to help people who are no longer able to work. These programs, which include Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), are critical for helping to support people who otherwise cannot support themselves. But how do you know if Social Security disability benefits are right for you?
If you are one of the many people every year who applies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and gets denied, you may be wondering what your next steps are. Many people, sadly, do not know what to do, and languish believing they are entirely out of luck. Fortunately, you can appeal your denial and potentially get access to the benefits you deserve. Here are the four steps you can take when appealing your SSDI/SSI application denial:
More than half of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied every single year. While some of these denials are unavoidable, a shocking number of them are the rest of mistakes that could have been prevented. If you applied for SSDI or SSI and had your application denied, these reasons might be why:
The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be somewhat complicated. Although it may not seem like much, there are plenty of potential ways you could mess up your application and harm your chances of accessing your benefits. Here are the five steps you need to follow so you can apply for Social Security disability benefits: Continue reading “Five Steps to Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits”