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HAVE I WORKED ENOUGH TO FILE FOR DISABILITY? IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DATE LAST INSURED

There are essentially two main types of Social Security Disability claims:  Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are also Disabled Children’s claims and Widow’s Disability claims, but SSI and DIB claims are the most common. SSI claims are for those without income, have not worked enough to have a DIB claim, […]

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Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia

Many Veterans, and their loved ones, have for years claimed neurological disorders due to exposure to herbicides, especially Agent Orange, in service.  Many prior studies have found that Agent Orange exposure is associated with increased risk of a wide range of conditions, including neurologic disorders (like Parkinson’s disease) and metabolic disorders (such as type 2 […]

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Will My Stimulus Check Affect My SSI Benefits?

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. With the passing of the American Rescue Plan, many SSI beneficiaries will receive another round of economic impact payments, or stimulus payments, as a result of the economy difficulties experienced by many from COVID-19. However, because SSI is an income-based program to […]

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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN SSI PUERTO RICO CASE

Previously, I had written regarding the fact that residents of Puerto Rico are only able to obtain Social Security benefits under the Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) or Title II program for Social Security.  They are not, however, able to obtain benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The rules exclude many disabled residents of […]

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