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February 2020 Archives

Overpayments of Social Security benefit can be complex

People who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have to pay close attention to the benefits they receive. There is a chance that they'll be overpaid at some point. When this happens, the agency is going to come after them for repayment.

Can substance abuse prevent you from getting disability benefits?

Substance abuse, whether it involves alcohol or drugs, can cause or worsen any number of mental and physical disorders and impairments. Sometimes, people use alcohol and drugs to "self-medicate" in order to deal with mental or physical issues they already have. They too often become addicted to these substances.

Lupus and Social Security Disability benefits

Receiving the diagnosis that you have an autoimmune disease can be frightening but also feel like a relief. You have likely traveled from doctor to doctor while they worked to determine what was causing your symptoms and to rule out the most serious issues, like cancer. However, hearing that you have lupus means you may be facing radial changes in your lifestyle.

What other benefits impact the amount of SSD you can qualify for?

If you're applying for -- or already receiving -- Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be receiving benefits and payments from other sources as well. Some of these other sources of income can impact how much you're entitled to receive in SSD benefits, while others may not.

Who qualifies for fast-tracking of SSDI benefits?

Nothing in the federal government moves quickly -- and that's certainly true for the gigantic Social Security Administration (SSA), upon which so many Americans rely for a variety of benefits. However, people with certain medical conditions and situations who can qualify to get their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims fast-tracked.

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