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Category: Social Security Disability

SSI Benefits: Understanding the Basics

January 31, 2018 Blog

Many potential disability claimants are not quite familiar with their various options, which may include Supplementary Security Income (SSI) benefits.  So, what is SSI and are you eligible to receive such benefits?  Let’s take a look. The Basics of SSI Supplementary Security Income is a federally-administered program (by the Social […]

How an Inheritance Affects SSI Benefits

December 29, 2017 Blog

In Florida, as in various other jurisdictions, if you are a recipient of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, then your benefits may be substantially affected in the event that you receive an inheritance.  Depending on the amount that you inherit (and the structure in which the inheritance is setup), you […]

Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

October 31, 2017 Blog

Though in the past Social Security income was tax-exempt, the landscape of Social Security has changed in recent years.  Social Security income is now federally taxable, though this does not apply to most beneficiaries.  Further, 15% of your Social Security benefits will be paid out tax-free, no matter what. Curious […]

Ex-Spouses May Receive Benefits

September 29, 2017 Blog

If you have already divorced (or are currently navigating the process of divorce) but your ex-spouse is or will receive a Social Security benefit, then you may be entitled to receive benefits as a matter of law. Importantly, however, there’s no need for the qualifying worker (on whose work record […]