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Will inheritance affect my SSI benefits
September 04, 2020

Will Inheritance Affect My SSI Benefits?

Eligibility for Social Security disability benefits depends on several factors, including your health, ability to work, living situation, and financial resources or income earned. This also varies based on the type of benefit program you seek. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) have slightly different qualifying factors, in particular when it… Read more »

Social Security disability survivor benefits
August 06, 2020

A Guide to Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits

When planning for end-of-life finances, it’s important to consider all forms of income – including Social Security disability payments. If your immediate family member has passed away, being a spouse, parent or child, you could be eligible to receive Social Security disability survivor benefits. There are certain requirements for obtaining these benefits, including familial relationship… Read more »

social security disability for substance abuse
June 25, 2020

Social Security Disability for Substance Abuse

The use of substances such as drugs and alcohol can cause an array of health conditions, many of which cannot be reversed by abstaining from substances. For chronic substance abusers, it’s likely that at some point there will be medical problems caused by prolonged use. While an individual cannot receive Social Security disability for substance… Read more »

Is It Better to Apply for Disability Online or In Person?
June 01, 2020

Is It Better to Apply for Disability Online or In Person?

In the age of the Internet, nearly everything can be done online – shopping, watching movies, ordering groceries, and even applying for Social Security disability. But is this the best way to do it? There are several differences you should be aware of between applying online and applying the old-fashioned way, in person. Continue reading… Read more »

social security disability and divorce
April 15, 2020

A Pocket Guide: Social Security Disability and Divorce

If you receive Social Security disability benefits and are divorced or in the process of divorce, the lines between what you do and don’t owe to your ex-spouse can be complicated and confusing. In reality, there are several factors that go into play when determining benefits for an ex-spouse, which is why Woodruff & Mathis… Read more »