Are Pensions Affected by SSDI Benefits?

When you apply for SSDI, the Social Security Administration calculates the amount of your possible monthly disability benefits based on your work history. The SSA may reduce the amount you receive in some cases if you have other sources of income. Specifically, Social Security may lower your disability payments if you receive certain types of pension payments. To learn more watch our short video.

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Highest and Lowest Approval Rates for SSD and SSI

SSDI and SSI are federal benefits programs that pay monthly benefits to applicants who meet each program’s eligibility criteria. Although the average national approval rate for SSD benefits is 45.22%, some states fall well above, and others well below, that average. Learn more ...

By |2022-08-16T12:18:13-05:00August 15th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Highest and Lowest Approval Rates for SSD and SSI

What Other Benefits Are Available to SSDI Recipients?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal benefits program that makes monthly payments to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Depending on whether you have other sources of income that monthly benefit may not be enough to live on. Thankfully, there are other benefits that SSDI beneficiaries may be eligible to receive.

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How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

Although there is only a 1 in 10 chance that you will win at reconsideration, it is a necessary step in the appeals process and, at the very least, sets the stage for an administrative hearing, where the approval rating increases to roughly 45%. Here are some steps you can take to increase the chance that you are the 1 in 10 who wins their SSDI reconsideration.

By |2022-05-24T16:13:03-05:00May 24th, 2022|Appeals, Application process, SSD|Comments Off on How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

What is the Difference Between Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance

How can you best protect yourself in the event of an unforeseen accident or illness? Learn about Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance and your best available options.

By |2022-04-11T13:36:47-05:00April 2nd, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance

Are SSD Benefits Taxable?

One of the first questions people have when they’re approved for social security disability (SSD) benefits is: Will I have to pay federal taxes on my SSD benefits? The answer depends on the type of social security disability benefits received and the recipient’s other income.

By |2022-02-07T12:23:38-06:00February 5th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Are SSD Benefits Taxable?

What Happens After You Get Approved for Benefits

First, congratulations! You can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing your monthly disability benefit check will soon be on its way. But you’re also probably wondering – what now? Here’s what to expect after you get approved for benefits.

By |2022-10-07T15:26:44-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Happens After You Get Approved for Benefits

What Money Can Be Taken from SSDI Payments and Social Security Payments?

Though in most circumstances creditors cannot garnish or attach to a disabled worker’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments and Social Security payments, there are still a few exceptions that disability claimants should be aware of when applying for benefits.

By |2021-08-19T15:23:42-05:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Money Can Be Taken from SSDI Payments and Social Security Payments?