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Social Security Disability Benefits and COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

The U.S. Treasury announced that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Social Security retirement and survivors and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will qualify for automatic payments of $1,200. From the US Treasury Department. These payments do not come from the Social Security Administration. Recipients should receive the automatic payments by direct deposit, Direct Express debit …

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Applicants Denied Social Security Disability Benefits Struggle in the Labor Market

New research by Mathematica’s Jody Schimmel Hyde and April Wu confirms what many of us in the Social Security Disability field, already know. That is, older applicants (defined as 50 or older) struggle in the labor market if they are denied Social Security Disability benefits and try to return to work. This disproves the common …

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Indianapolis Man Turns To Panhandling While Waiting on His Social Security Disability Claim

It’s no secret that the wait time from when you apply for Social Security benefits is outrageously long. See my blog post here regarding estimated wait times for each level of the appeal process in Sacramento. While most applications are processed within three to four months, it’s not unheard of for an application to take …

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Social Security Disability 101 – Everything you want to know!

Social Security Disability is a program that provides earned benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a severe mental and/or physical impairment. This is not to be confused with Supplemental Security Income, which is also for people unable to work due to a disability; however, SSI benefits are available to …

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