Social Security Rules & Definitions

Your SSI Benefits Explained

June 9, 2015 by

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program designed to provide support to low-income Americans who are aged, blind, and disabled. Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is a payroll-funded program that requires you to have worked for a certain number of years, SSI is a tax-funded disability program ...

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Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Changes for 2015

June 8, 2015 by

If you receive Social Security benefits of any kind, you are probably familiar with COLA. It stands for Cost of Living Adjustment, and its purpose is to ensure your benefits keep pace with inflation.

Social Security rolls out new COLA information every year, and the changes that will take effect in ...

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability

January 16, 2013 by
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability

What is “Substantial Gainful Activity”?

Learning how to qualify for Social Security Disability is an important step before you apply for disability. One very common and important question that comes up in this process is, “What is ‘substantial gainful activity’?”

This is a key question for anyone filing a disability ...

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