Category Archives: Social Security Disability or Retirement

Social Security — Planning Now Cuts Back on Future Uncertainty

From the Social Security Administration blog: An old saying tells us that death and taxes are the only guarantees in life. While we know it’s inevitable, death is not something we like to think about. The loss of a loved … Continue reading

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How The Social Security Administration Reviews Your Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration has written an informative article about the continuing review of disability benefits. You can read the entire article here, but these are the opening paragraphs: When you receive disability benefits, Social Security will periodically conduct a … Continue reading

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Six Things Seniors Can Do to Live a Happier Retirement

After seeing the good times and the bad, you’ve decided you like the former. But how can you create your happiest retirement? The following suggestions can help you enjoy your retirement years to the fullest: See Friends Whether your tribe … Continue reading

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Six Common Things That Can Cause Stress During Your Retirement Years

Retiring is a major life change that can cause stress and anxiety for a number of reasons. While some stressors are inevitable, you can alleviate stress in many productive ways. Knowing the common stressors during this stage can help you … Continue reading

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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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