The COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused illness and death but also has had disastrous effects on all of American society. One effect of the pandemic has been especially harmful to the elderly and disabled community, i.e., accessing their much-needed income replacement. The Supplemental Security Income program (SSI), which serves as a lifeline for the […]
The Social Security Administration has rescinded the rule that found an inability to communicate in English to be a vocational factor that should be considered in determining a person’s entitlement to Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits. In making this change, the Social Security Administration states that an inability to communicate in English […]
H.R. 4280 was introduced in Congress this month. It is a bill designed to update the archaic income and asset limitations for recipients of Supplemental Security Income. These rules haven’t been properly updated since 1972. It would move the asset limitation from $2000 to $10,000 and eliminate deductions for in kind support. We think this […]
THE NUMBERS ARE IN Payments for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Retirement will increase by 2.8 percent for 2019. The increase is due to an automatic cost of living adjustment mandated by law and is based on inflation. The increase will take effect for January 2019 payments for the 62 million […]
Clients often ask about whether or not they are required to file or pay taxes on their benefits. Like most things, the answer is dependent on a number of other factors. In particular, household size and total income are going to be the determining factors in determining if you will owe taxes.
Go to the Social Security Administration site for more information or contact your accountant about your specific situation.
For people currently receiving SSDI benefits, the Social Security Administration has a program called the “Trial Work Period,” which allows you to work while continuing to receive your full disability amount. What the Program Entails The program is designed to allow people to test their ability to work without having work attempts result in […]
Completing your function report can be complicated and overwhelming. Below are some tips to insure success. The Activity of Daily Living Questionnaire – Form SSA 3373 – is complex. It may seem as though the questions are easy and straightforward but the answers you provide do more than is obvious.Therefore, it is critical to understand […]
The importance of the Social Security Insurance (SSI) function report – is very high. It is a form that measures what you can and cannot do. Learn what the SSA Function Form does by reading our blog: What is the Function Report? Read tips on how to correctly fill out the SSI Function Form in […]
An important part of your application for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Benefits is the Function Report, which is a form about your daily activities and capacities. It is sometimes called an activities of daily living questionnaire or Form SSA 3373. This form is very important, Social Security utilizes this form to determine […]
The SSI Function Report is a tool that every applicant requesting Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Benefits must submit. It is sometimes referred to by other names such as Form SSA 3373 or The Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire. These names are interchangeable and can cause the process to be more confusing than […]