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The SSI process is noted for being difficult and stringent, especially when it comes to qualifying children with disabilities. It’s important to note the entire process and income thresholds when starting the application process.
Military service members abide by many of the same rules as civilians when it comes to Social Security bar a few key differences. Certain military members may be entitled to extra earnings credits on their record while others may not. It’s important to consult a qualified Social Security claims attorney to ensure you’re getting all that’s owed to you.
Mental disorders, including depression, do qualify for Social Security Disability Income in certain circumstances. Even if you’re initially denied, you can enlist the help of a qualified Social Security claims attorney to appeal your decision and potentially get approval.
Lowering your Social Security taxes can be as simple as putting money into a tax-deferred account where income doesn’t have to be drawn right away. There are options where that becomes more complicated depending on where you’re at on the Social Security income threshold.
Generally speaking, US citizens eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits can continue to receive those benefits while living outside the country. If the beneficiary is not a US citizen, there are a number of other guidelines that must be met.
Although SSI funds technically have no limit to what they can be used for, there is a meticulous records process involved. This matters especially for Representative Payees, who have to manage and allocate funds on behalf of a named beneficiary.
It is possible to receive both federal and private disability benefits at the same time. However, it’s important to understand the income requirements and other stipulations of each one to know what your realistic monthly benefit might look like.
The main thing to note for 2021 Social Security benefits changes is the 1.3% COLA adjustment to reflect the increase in the cost of living nationally. Retired workers can expect to receive $20 more per month while disabled workers can expect a $16 per month increase.