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Tax Rebates For Social Security Recipients

Recipients of Social Security Disability benefits (and retirement benefits) who have an adjusted gross income of $75,000 for an individual, $112,500 for head of household and $150,000 for a married couple who are not the dependent of another taxpayer and who have a valid, work eligible Social Security number are eligible to receive a tax […]

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Social Security Trivia

  We have to admit, our line of business has turned us into geeks who love trivia related to the Social Security Administration.   For instance, the first Social Security card is thought to be issued to John David Sweeney in November of 1936.  Sadly, Mr. Sweeney died in 1974 of a heart attack at the […]

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Important Updates to Child Relationship for Disability Benefits

If you are on Social Security Disability (Title II) and are thinking about claiming dependents, there were some recent updates published to these guidelines. It is important for everyone claiming children and dependents to know about these updates so they can protect their benefits. The reason why the Social Security Administration updated these rules is […]

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Why Does a Social Security Disability Claim Come Under Review?

Navigating Social Security Disability Benefits claims can be a challenge. When someone finally gets the letter that they are going to start receiving benefits, it can be tempting to relax and celebrate. At the same time, it is important to remember that continuing disability reviews (CDRs), also known as continuing benefits reviews, may happen. There […]

Do Not Ignore an SSDI Claim Review: It Matters

When someone successfully applies for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI), he or she may think that this is the end of the process. After all, they are now receiving benefits, which was the point of the original application; however, there is another part to this process called continuing benefits reviews. It […]

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Beware Of Social Security Scam Calls

Please be aware!  It seems that you can’t go a day without receiving some kind of scam call anymore. However, some of these calls aren’t trying to sell you something, rather they are trying to take advantage of Social Security beneficiaries.  There has been an increase of individuals who fraudulently claim to be from the […]

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Celebrating 20 Years Of National Ticket to Work Disability Program

Returning to work after a debilitating disability or illness is a complicated matter.  Many face unique challenges such as explaining the gap on their resume, later work years and requests for special accomodations of the new employer.  December 2019 marked the 20 year anniversary of Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program. The Ticket to […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Decision On An Initial Claim For Benefits?

It can be frustrating waiting for your benefits to come through. You are, typically, recovering or in a difficult financial situation due to your disability and the luxury of time is not something in abundance. How long will you have to wait? When will you be able to expect a decision from your claim? Average […]

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Social Security Raises the Cost of Living Adjustment on All Benefits

The numbers are in!  The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.6% cost of living adjustment for all benefits.  This is good news for 69 million retirees, disabled individuals and dependent survivors of deceased workers.  In many recent years, the Social Security Administration did not make an increase in benefits.  The adjustment was zero in 2010, 2011 […]