SSA Updates Definition of “Public Assistance Household” for SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has finalized a rule change that will expand the definition of a “public assistance household” for the purposes of obtaining Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This rule change will potentially increase the number of people who can access SSI, as well as increase the amount they receive in benefits. It also makes it easier for people to obtain disability benefits even if not everyone in their household would normally meet eligibility requirements.

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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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SSA Warns People to Be Wary of Social Security Scams

On March 7, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it was celebrating its annual “Slam the Scam” day, warning people of the danger of Social Security scams. This day is meant to bring greater awareness of these types of scams to the general public to help them avoid being harmed by various types of fraud. Recipients of Social Security benefits should always remember to protect their personal information, and always be careful of advertisements or attempts at communication that do not come through official channels.

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Five Reasons You May Be Eligible for SSI Benefits

For millions of Americans, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a crucial source of income that helps take care of their personal needs. However, most people do not know if they might even be eligible for SSI, much less whether they should apply for it. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can know if you, or someone you love, might be eligible for SSI 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”

Five Ways People Risk Losing Disability Benefits

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:

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Five Questions to Avoid Social Security Disability Denial

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:

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SSA and OIG Raise Awareness of Fraud on “Slam the Scam” Day

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.

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Five Mistakes to Avoid in Your Social Security Disability Application

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:

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Five Ways To Give Yourself the Best Chance at Getting SSDI

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:

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