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.
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.
There are some times when an SSI or SSDI beneficiary is responsible for notifying the government of a change in his or her life.
Getting benefits information and Social Security numbers from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will soon be a little more difficult.
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.
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.
People suffering from a range of serious disabilities often must wait months or even years for federal disability benefits, even i...