Social Security: How Does the Government Shutdown Affect You and Your Benefits?

The unprecedented government shutdown continues to drag on and everyone is starting to feel the sting. Federal workers are missing their paychecks, the lines at the airport continue to grow, and people are starting to worry about what will happen next. While many government departments are still operating as planned, it is a valid question […]

Government Shutdown and Social Security Operations

The Social Security Administration will continue nearly all operations during the government shutdown. Benefits will continue to be paid as scheduled, hearings will be held and claims processed. However, many less critical activities will be discontinued which will likely lead to overall longer wait times for claims processing. Specific information can be found in this […]

If I rent a room in my home, will it affect my SSI benefits?

The answer to this question depends on whether you rent or own the property. If you are a renter, and a roommate pays part of the rent, that is considered income for the landlord and should not affect your benefits. ¬†However, it is prudent to add a roommate to the lease to avoid problems with […]