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”
If you are currently receiving disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), then you may think your worries are over. However, it is entirely possible to lose your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, even after you have been approved for them. Here are five ways that people can risk losing disability benefits:
If you are looking to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you will need to make sure you have everything you need to qualify. However, not everyone knows what they will need, or what might cause them to have their application denied. Here are five questions you should ask yourself to avoid a Social Security disability denial:
The Social Security Administration (SSA), in partnership with its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), have teamed up to raise awareness of Social Security fraud on “Slam the Scam” Day. This day, held on March 9, is meant to help people become more aware of the large number of scam artists that target Social Security recipients, including those receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The goal is to help prevent vulnerable people from falling prey to fraud that can cost them money, time, and financial security.
If you are looking to apply for Social Security disability benefits, getting your application right can make the difference between getting the benefits you deserve and getting rejected outright. However, as many as half of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are rejected due to avoidable mistakes. Make sure to avoid these five mistakes if you want to maximize the odds of your disability application being accepted:
If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be confused about what you need to do. After all, the SSA rejects about half of all applications before they even get to an interview, and you definitely do not want to be one of them. Fortunately, there Here are five things you can do to give you the best chance for your application for SSDI to be accepted:
If you have recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you may be considering if applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is right for you. Unfortunately, not everyone is eligible for these benefits, as not every medical condition is eligible for SSDI or SSI. But if that’s the case, then how do you know if your medical condition lets you qualify?
New York ranks among the top five states with the longest backlog for Social Security disability applications in the United States. Only Florida and California have a higher number of disability claims waiting. While this is partly a factor of the large population of these states, it is also a sign of just how difficult it can be to navigate the bureaucracy of the Social Security disability claims process by yourself. Continue reading “NY Among Worst 5 States for Disability Application Backlog”
According to preliminary statistics released by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the total number of applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) went down by more than 10% in 2020, compared to the previous year. This substantial decrease in applications for disability benefits seems to have coincided with the onset of the coronavirus epidemic. In addition, the total number of people receiving SSDI or SSI benefits went down, while the number of benefit terminations went up. Continue reading “Applications for SSDI and SSI Down More than Ten Percent in 2020”
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it will begin using teleconferencing software over the internet to conduct remote hearings for people with proceedings before the SSA. Until now, they have struggled to conduct hearings remotely due to technological limitations, causing delays and difficulties. However, by better integrating video conferencing technology, the SSA hopes to facilitate hearings for people applying for disability benefits.