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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 […]

H.R. 4280 Congressional Bill

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 […]

Protecting Assets for Disabled Individuals

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have strict income and asset guidelines. Generally, an individual can only have two thousand dollars and a couple can only have three thousand dollars in assets to qualify for SSI benefits.  Assets are defined as cash or items that can be converted to cash. A primary residence, a single vehicle […]

Important Considerations of the 75-Day Waiver

It can be hard to file for Social Security Disability benefits. During this process, individuals will be asked to fill out mountains of paperwork, gather official documents, submit their claim only to be faced with a prolonged waiting period. In some cases, individuals might become frustrated and look for ways to expedite their claim. This […]

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 […]

Common Reasons why SSA Claims for Seizures are Denied

Unfortunately, there are many people who suffer from seizures and do not have their claims honored. This can leave individuals and their families struggling to make ends meet. Because of this, it is vital for everyone who is considering an SSA claim to understand why these claims are denied so that these mistakes can be […]

Qualifying for SSA Benefits Based on Epilepsy or Other Seizure Disorders

With National Epilepsy Awareness Month currently happening, it is important for everyone to know that they could qualify for SSA benefits based on their seizure disorder, with one example being epilepsy. Of course, like any other medical disorder, whether or not it qualifies for SSA benefits will depend on the criteria that have been established […]

How the Social Security Administration analyzes seizures

How you can qualify for disability benefits based on epilepsy or seizure disorders? It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we wanted to let you know how the Social Security Administration analyzes seizures when determining if someone who has them meets SSA disability criteria. Seizure events themselves are rather complicated, and how they are defined by […]

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases for 2019

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 […]