Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

5 Things You Need To Know About Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is a federally funded program that helps people who have become disabled and cannot work. Understanding the basis of the program and how it works can help you determine if you may qualify … Continue reading

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The Senior Citizens League Warns – Medicare Often Takes One-Third To One – Half Of Your Social Security

When planning retirement expenses, make sure to budget enough for the growth in healthcare costs over time, says The Senior Citizens League (TSCL).  “That can be hard to figure, but rapidly rising healthcare costs, declining health, and the need for increased medical … Continue reading

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Featured Link – The Simple Dollar Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits

The good people at TheSimpleDollar.com have wrapped up their research and published a comprehensive resource that helps people not only understand, but access social security disability benefits. In the course of their research, they found that most people who have become or … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions and Answers — Disability

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX DISABILITY Question: Is there a time limit on collecting Social Security disability benefits? Answer: Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition does not improve … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions and Answers — SSI

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME Question: How do I apply for Social Security disability benefits? Answer: There are two ways that you can apply for disability benefits. You can: Apply … Continue reading

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Use Your Extra Day To LEAP Into Retirement

Happy Leap Year! USE YOUR EXTRA DAY TO LEAP INTO RETIREMENT By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX It’s leap year and that means one thing — you can add one extra calendar day to your February schedule. Many … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions and Answers — Medicare

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX MEDICARE Question: Will my eligibility for the Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs be reviewed and, if so, how often? Answer: If you get the Extra Help, Social Security … Continue reading

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Socia Security Questions and Answers — Retirement

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX RETIREMENT Question: My neighbor, who is retired, told me that the income he receives from his part-time job at the local nursery gives him an increase in his … Continue reading

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Social Security Questions and Answers — General

By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX GENERAL Question: What is a Social Security Statement, and how can I get a copy? Answer: Your online Social Security Statement gives you secure and convenient access to your earnings records. It also … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns To Social Security

As is common with the Social Security Administration, this article didn’t come out until the holidays were long past. Still, it contains good information. By Rosalie Alviar Social Security Regional Public Affairs Specialist in Dallas, TX Everyone enjoys presents, but loved ones … Continue reading

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