Knee replacement surgery is a major, but common surgical procedure to help relieve pain and restore function to a knee joint that has been severely damaged, often due to arthritis. While most people make a full recovery after surgery, some people experience complications, such as knee replacement failure. An unsuccessful surgery can leave a person […]
Qualifying for SNAP as an SSI Recipient
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federally funded program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), providing monthly benefits to low-income individuals with disabilities. The SSA offers several programs for those with limited income and resources. This includes a program that provides food stamps known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). Similar to […]
Why Social Security May Conduct Surveillance on Disability Claimants
If you have applied for Social Security Disability or are already receiving disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) can stop your monthly benefits if they believe that you do not qualify or no longer fit the criteria for disability. The SSA can make this determination in several different ways, one of which may include […]
Can Filing for Bankruptcy Affect My Disability Payments?
Many disabled people rely on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to live off of when they are unable to work. Certain changes to a person’s situation, however, could jeopardize his or her ability to continue receiving disability payments. One fear is filing for bankruptcy. Fortunately, most SSDI and […]
How Can Seeing a Physical Therapist Help My Disability Claim?
Qualifying for disability benefits requires suffering from a medical condition that is expected to last for a year or more. The medical condition must also prevent an individual from being able to work. However, just meeting these criteria is not enough to be eligible for disability from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA must […]
Does Social Security Offer a Program for SSI Recipients to Return to Work?
Individuals who rely on Social Security Disability may want to start or return to work at some point. However, many of these individuals are hesitant to act out of fear that their disability benefits will stop. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers several programs that help Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security […]
Qualifying for Social Security Disability While Attending a Rehab Clinic
The overall goal of a rehabilitation facility is to help individuals get to the point where they can live and function on their own after an injury, illness or surgery. These facilities focus on providing short-term care to aid patients in recovering and transitioning back to normal life. If you are attending a rehab clinic […]
What Changes Are Coming to Social Security Benefits in 2022?
October is the month the Social Security Administration (SSA) announces its upcoming changes to Social Security. About 70 million people in the U.S. receive Social Security, from retired to disabled workers. In 2022, these changes include new earning limits and an increase in monthly benefits for recipients. It is important to stay informed of any […]
Will Refusing Surgery Affect My Eligibility for Disability Benefits?
If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, it is important to seek a doctor’s care and follow his or her treatment recommendations. This may include getting surgery to help fix your impairment. If you refuse to have a procedure performed, this may result in a disability […]
Is There a Way to Pre-Screen Eligibility for Social Security Disability?
It is hard to be certain whether you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits until you file a disability claim. However, there is an easy way to pre-screen your eligibility status. The Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) is a free online survey offered by the Social Security […]