NEW! Millions of Americans have disabilities. Social Security SSDI and SSI benefits can help cover the loss of income that occurs due to disability. Whether you or a family member became disabled following an accident or medical emergency, or were born with a severe medical condition, this quick guide can explain eligibility, application steps, return-to-work programs, and how to deal with documentation, appeals, and other bureaucratic processes. Other topics include:
* Taxes on Social Security disability benefits
* The government’s definition of “disability”
* Best practices for dealing with red tape
* SSDI for disabled workers and childhood disability beneficiaries
* Benefits for family members
* Transitioning from SSDI to retirement benefits
* SSI resource limits and allowed assets
* SSDI and SSI, side-by-side
* Work incentives and subsidies, including PASS, IRWEs, and TWPs
* SGA and reporting requirements
* Applying for Medicaid and Medicare
* Communicating with the Social Security Administration
* Dealing with overpayments
As a former full-time human services coordinator, author Emily Pogue helped thousands of clients navigate the Social Security system. In this guide, she uses plain English explanations and easy-to-grasp examples to help readers understand how the system works and how to maximize Social Security retirement benefits.
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