SSI and SSDI Articles


Social Security Administration Finally Adopts Electronic Signatures for Medical Release Forms

The Social Security Administration has begun to allow applicants for disability benefits to electronically sign their medical release forms in an attempt to speed up the application process.

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House Bill Would Allow Military Retirees to Name Special Needs Trusts As Beneficiaries of Survivor Benefit Plans

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would finally allow military retirees to name special needs trusts as beneficiaries of Survivor Benefit Plans, a change that could dramatically improve the lives of military children with disabilities.

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When Life Changes, the Social Security Administration Needs to Know

There are some times when an SSI or SSDI beneficiary is responsible for notifying the government of a change in his or her life.

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Social Security Offices to Stop Offering Instant Social Security Number Printouts and Benefit Verification Letters

Getting benefits information and Social Security numbers from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will soon be a little more difficult.

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Vets With Disabilities Can Qualify for Pensions, Other Benefits

In addition to federal benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), disabled veterans who have served our country during wartime are also entitled to a pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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How Do Impairment-Related Work Expenses Affect My Federal Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) both allow working beneficiaries to deduct certain work-related expenses from their countable income, making it easier to qualify for benefits or, in the case of SSI, to receive a larger payment.

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Government Greatly Expands Conditions Eligible for Fast-Track Disability Approval

People suffering from a range of serious disabilities often must wait months or even years for federal disability benefits, even i...

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