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What Is An Overpayment?

An overpayment with your Social Security benefits occurs when your monthly check comes in and the monetary amount is more than you should have been paid. The overpayment amount is the different between the two numbers. Overpayments are common and … Continue reading

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What If My Spouse With Benefits Dies?

The death of a spouse can be a very difficult time. Social Security benefits are a source of income. If your spouse passes away, Social Security may pay a one-time death benefit to the surviving spouse. If there is no … Continue reading

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What Happens If I Get A Job?

If you are on benefits, you are on a very fixed income. For many, it is less than what they used to make working, or it is difficult to make ends meet. If possible, many people try to get a … Continue reading

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Can My Child Get SSI/SSD Benefits?

Social Security benefits are commonly thought to be only for people who are retired. However, Social Security benefits can also go to children. Children can receive benefits for two reasons: they are receiving survivor benefits from their parents, or they … Continue reading

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What Happens If I Want To Appeal The Hearing Decision?

If your hearing decision was denied, you have two options: you can either begin the process all over again and open a new application or appeal the second denial and request a review of the judge’s decision. It is important … Continue reading

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What Happens After The Hearing?

Much of the Social Security process is about waiting. After the hearing, you will once again have to wait. The decision from the judge can come as quickly as two weeks, or it could take a few months. If you … Continue reading

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I Heard About A Video Teleconference. What Is That?

When it is time for your Social Security hearing, you must appear in person in front of the judge. In the previous article, we spoke about how the judge, hearing assistant, your attorney, and you as the claimant will be … Continue reading

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What Happens At The Hearing?

The Social Security Administration will notify you that your hearing date has been scheduled at least 75 days in advance. They will send a letter to you and contact your attorney, so make sure to keep your address up to … Continue reading

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Attorney for my Hearing?

Once you have received a denial or filed for an appeal/request for hearing, you should decide whether or not you want to be represented by an attorney. Social Security cases allow you to proceed pro-se, meaning you are representing yourself, … Continue reading

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What Happens If I Get Approved for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income?

What Happens If I Get Approved? The letter with you, your spouse, or your child’s name has come on it and you open it up to find out that you have been approved for Social Security Benefits. Congratulations! The hardest … Continue reading

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