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What Happens If My Marriage Status Changes?

Your marital status has an effect on you benefits, or if you are receiving benefits as the result of having a deceased spouse. If you are applying for Social Security benefits, the Administration will ask for the combined income of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next? You have now handed in your application for SSDI/SSI benefits. All of the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. It is now essentially just a waiting game. If you applied for SSD, the Social Security system … Continue reading

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How Do I Apply for SSD/SSI?

How Do I Apply for SSD/SSI? If you think you may qualify for SSI/SSDI benefits, the next step is to send in an application to the Social Security Administration. While the Social Security Administration is a federal entity, the offices … Continue reading

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Can You Pass this Social Security Quiz?

My colleague Social Security Attorney Ben Decker from New Mexico had a recent blog post that ties in nicely with a recent presentation at the Butler County Bar Association about Social Security benefits. Brad asked: “Do you plan to retire … Continue reading

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What is SSI and What is SSDI?

The primary issue I see when practicing in this area of law is that prospective clients are unaware of the benefits to which they are entitled from the government. Individuals will walk into my office and simply just say, “I … Continue reading

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