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If Your Child Is Disabled, Educate Yourself on SSI

Social Security isn’t just for seniors who retire and collect their monthly payments. It’s also an important program for parents of children with disabilities. Social Security offers Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to support families struggling to afford the care their children desperately need.

What Is SSI For Children with Disabilities?

Paying for the care necessary to protect your disabled child can be incredibly difficult. Countless families face the prospect of turning their lives upside down and sacrificing everything in order to care for their disabled children. SSI provides a way to afford necessary care by giving families monthly payments. This help is life changing for families that are approved by the program. Read More

When Is It Best to Claim Social Security Early?

Social Security is a complex yet integral component of your retirement plan, so it is essential that you understand your options to claim the benefits owed to you. The government imposes strict rules to control your access to Social Security funds, and while claiming your benefits early can be tempting, it is only a prudent decision in certain situations.

How Does Social Security Work?

There are four types of Social Security benefits available to citizens of the United States: retirement, disability, dependents, and survivors benefits. Retirement benefits are the type that apply when discussing the best time to claim Social Security. Full retirement age is between the ages of 65 and 67, based upon birthday. Read More

Social Security Disability 101

For many Americans, Social Security Disability is the only thing standing between them and poverty. However, it can be incredibly confusing to differentiate between the different Social Security programs and apply in a timely manner. There are two main types of Social Security disability benefits that you could potentially qualify to receive, and applying with the help of an attorney will increase your chances that you will be approved for the extra income you need. Read More

What Should You Know about Social Security Disability in Florida?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers important and often life-changing programs for people who are in dire need after an injury or illness changes their lives, but such financial support isn’t always easy to obtain. If you suffer from a legitimate medical condition and can prove that it impairs your ability to earn a living, you have the option to apply for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability

For so many Floridians, Social Security disability benefits make it possible to meet financial obligations in the face of unexpected long-term or permanent disabilities. For other Floridians, Social Security disability benefits are desperately needed but denied by the government. If you are suffering from a severe medical condition that impairs your ability to earn a living, you can apply for Social Security disability today and, if needed, hire an attorney to challenge your denial in court. Read More

When Is It Best to Claim Social Security Early?

When Is It Best to Claim Social Security Early?

43980176 - background concept wordcloud illustration of social securityThe rules and regulations that govern social security are complex by nature, so you need to be strategic about understanding the relationship between your social security benefits and the rules imposed by the government. The bottom line? Social security is all about your timing. This guide will help you understand whether you will benefit most from claiming social security early or not. Read More

Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Social Security

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security

21744102 - blue social security card macro shotIf you have paid into Social Security all of your life, you deserve to squeeze every last perk out of the benefits that you receive upon retirement. This sounds great, but it can be very tricky without an insider’s understanding of “the system.” These tips will get you started in the right direction, but for the best results, speak to a qualified attorney.

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What is the Future of Social Security?

34468000 - social security and retirement incomeSocial security is in trouble, but that fact doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves during this wacky and unpredictable presidential election. The Social Security’s trustees reported in June that the program’s funds will be depleted before 2035, when today’s 49-year-olds become eligible for full benefits. That leaves millions of Americans with huge question marks in their futures.

The State of Social Security

More than 60 million citizens around the country utilize social security retirement or disability benefits, costing $900 billion per year. Floridians account for about 4 million of those citizens, which equals about one in five state residents collecting $60 billion each year. Of course, with the nation’s growing population, these numbers will only go up. Read More

A Quick Guide to the Different Social Security Disability Programs

A Quick Guide to the Different Social Security Disability Programs

social security disabilityTrying to understand Social Security Disability Benefits can be an experience similar to decoding a foreign language. This guide will help you differentiate between the two forms of disability benefits available so that you can determine which is best for your situation.

Disability Benefit Type 1: Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

This form of Social Security disability is based strictly upon need. Entry into the program requires that your income and resources fall below a certain level to prove that you have no other options for support but Social Security. The most important thing to know about SSI is that it does not matter if you worked and paid into the Social Security system; you can still qualify for the program regardless. Read More

Is There Any Support Available For My Florida Disabled Adult Child?

Is There Any Support Available For My Disabled Adult Child?

Having a disabled child is a challenge when that individual is younger, but the concerns do not dissipate as that individual transitions into adulthood. You may be concerned about what support is available for an adult child. If, as the parent of a disabled adult child, you receive Social Security benefits, your adult child could be entitled to collect benefits based on your own earnings record. This is for disabled adult children over the age of 18.

In order to be classified as a disabled adult child, the individual in question must be over the age of 18, unmarried, affected by a disability that happened prior to age 22, and the child of someone receiving Social Security benefits or the child of a parent who is deceased but was otherwise entitled to receive Social Security benefits.

In order to be classified as disabled, the adult child must meet the same criteria outlined for other disabilities, such as:
• The severity of the impairment must be such that the individual is unable to perform any type of substantial work
• The disability has either lasted for 12 months or is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death

Bear in mind that if the adult child ends up getting married, this will usually mean he or she is no longer entitled to SSDI benefits under the parent’s qualification in the past. In the event that the disabled adult child gets married to another disabled adult child, however, both parties may be eligible to retain SSDI benefits they were already receiving.

These issues can be complex, which is why it’s recommended that you consult with an experienced disability attorney to understand the system more clearly and to proceed in the most appropriate manner to help an adult child get needed disability benefits.