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October 2017 Archives

What are the rules for adults with a disability since childhood?

When disabled children in North Carolina reach adulthood, there might be concerns as to what will happen to their Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has certain rules for people who fall into this category, and they should be understood in order to prevent unwanted consequences. For those who are receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and their disability started prior to age 22, the disability and the benefits will be viewed as a "child's" benefit since it is still on the record of the parent and their Social Security earnings.

Will getting a loan affect my Supplemental Security Income?

North Carolina residents who are receiving Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program have been approved based on meeting certain federal requirements. This includes having an income and resources that fall below a certain level, being blind, or being over 65. It can be somewhat confusing to understand the nuance of finances and how it can affect one's ability to qualify for SSI benefits. For example, there may come a time when an individual might need to take out a loan. A loan can affect SSI benefits. It is imperative to know how.

Supplemental Security Income and the dedicated account

When disabled individuals in North Carolina are children under the age of 18 and the are receiving Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program, they will have a representative payee who oversees the disabled person's funds. A dedicated account must be opened when the child is set to receive a large past-due payment. Generally, this is for payments that cover more than six months at the benefit rate as it currently stands. Past-due payments will be deposited into the dedicated account. There are restrictions on the representative payee's ability to use these funds.

Woman appeals decision to stop her SSD benefits

For those in North Carolina who are seeking or already receiving Social Security disability benefits, it is important to keep an eye on those who are in a similar situation and were either denied Social Security or had SSD benefits taken away after receiving them. Since Social Security disability is a federal program, any issue that happens in another state can be just as important to people in North Carolina.

Does lupus keep you from working? You have options

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that affects many North Carolina residents, but no two cases are the same. It is impossible to predict how your case of lupus could impact your daily life, but at some point, you may find that it affects your ability to do your job and fulfill your job duties.

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