Common Questions About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Here are some common questions that people ask about SSDI.
Marriage and SSI Benefits
If you get married, your SSI could be reduced if your spouse is working.
What Military Service Members Need to Know About Social Security
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.
How to Lower Your Social Security Taxes
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.
An Overview Of Social Security Taxes
Social Security benefits are taxed in specific situations. The income thresholds are fairly uniform, except in the case of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is non-taxable since it is a need-based program.
What Can Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Money Be Used For?
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.
Things to Know About SSI Benefits for 2021
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.
What is a State Supplement Program?
The State Supplement Program is exactly as it sounds for Supplemental Security Income recipients. It offers a small, additional supplemental to monthly SSI payments and it does differ by state. Washington and Idaho have different payout amounts.
Collecting Military Retirement VA Disability and Social Security
In many cases, retired and honorably discharged members of the military can concurrently receive Social Security and military disability benefits. The process can be a bit tedious and complex and Schott Law can help with the minutiae should your initial application be denied.
How to Appeal a Social Security Claim Denial in Washington State
The Social Security claims appeals process is lengthy and time-consuming, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t begin an appeal if you feel you have a case. It’s important to consult a qualified Social Security claims attorney to see which options may be open to you.