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.
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:
The process of obtaining Social Security disability benefits can be a long and difficult road, even when everything goes well. One of the biggest impediments people find when applying for these benefits, however, is that there is a five month waiting period before benefits arrive, even if you apply early. But how long do you need to wait before you can apply for Social Security disability benefits?
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:
The Cost of Living Adjustment, also known as the COLA, is an important factor in determining what benefits people receive when they get Social Security disability benefits. However, not many people understand what the COLA is, or why it might be important to them. So what is the COLA, and how does it affect people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
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 someone with a severe physical or psychological condition and you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may have heard of “work credits.” These credits are an essential requirement for obtaining SSDI benefits. But what exactly is a work credit, and why is it so important for obtaining SSDI?
If you are suffering from a disability that significantly impairs your ability to earn a living, you may be wondering if you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Fortunately, there are a few ways to tell if you can qualify for these disability benefits programs through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here are five things you need to know about whether your disability will let you qualify for SSDI or SSI:
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:
If you have a medical condition that significantly hampers your ability to handle daily tasks or impairs your ability to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, you need to sufficiently prove your medical condition is bad enough to legally qualify as a disability. But how do you go about proving that your medical condition is bad enough to merit getting disability benefits?