SSI and SSDI Articles


SSI Basics

Because SSI's income and resource limits are so restrictive, it pays to know the basics about the program before deciding whether it is right for you or your family member.

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The Basics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of the major federal programs that provides monetary assistance to people with ...

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The Powers and Responsibilities of Representative Payees

Do you have a friend or loved one who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and is unable to manage her payments?  If so, you can request that the Social Security Administration name you as the representative payee for that person.

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Three Big Differences Between SSI and SSDI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are both federal programs that provide cash pay...

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What Can My Special Needs Trust Pay for Without Affecting My Disability Benefits?

One of the most commonly asked questions about special needs trusts is what can the trusts pay for without affecting the beneficiary's public assistance?

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PASS Helps SSI Beneficiaries Achieve Work Goals

The PASS program allows SSI beneficiaries to use their non-SSI income to pay for job training or to start a business.

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Adult Children With Disabilities Can Qualify For Benefits on Parents' Work Records

Although the typical Social Security Disability Insurance recipient has worked for a fairly long time before the onset of his disabling condition, an adult who became disabled before turning 22 can also qualify for SSDI if she has a parent who meets certain qualifications.

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Ticket to Work: A Way to Ease Into the Workforce Without Losing SSDI Benefits

For adults receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments, the Social Security Administration offers several programs...

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