Disability Issues

This article presents basic information essential to understanding the subject.

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 disabilities. Although the lack of strict financial standards makes SSDI benefits easier to manage once they are obtained, not everyone with...


Use Caution When Paying Family Caregivers

Trustees of special needs trusts are frequently approached by family members of trust beneficiaries who would like to be paid as caregivers for the beneficiaries.  While the Social Security Administration (SSA) currently does not explicitly prohibit payment of family caregivers...