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Work Incentive Programs for Recipients of Social Security Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security disability programs provide financial support for individuals who cannot work because of a medical condition, but the benefits extend beyond forwarding funds on a monthly basis. The Social Security Administration (SSA) also offers work incentives aimed at achieving two objectives: Helping recipients re-enter the workforce where possible; and, Reducing the implications of… Read More »

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Understanding Medicare and Medicaid for Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you qualify and are approved for one of the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefits programs, you may be aware that you could also qualify for medical coverage under Medicare, Medicaid – or even both. The benefits of these programs are significant for someone with a disability, since the costs of treatment and… Read More »

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How Can I Take Advantage of Trusts as an SSI Recipient?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you currently receive benefits under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, you’re probably aware of the general eligibility rules. You must be over 65 years old, blind, or disabled, AND your income and assets must also fall below the thresholds established by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The financial requirement can be… Read More »

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Helpful Social Security Disability Services and Statistics in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even though Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs administered by the federal government, some aspects of disability claims are handled at the state level in Maryland. Therefore, it’s helpful to note some of the state agencies and resources that you’ll encounter when applying for SSDI and SSI. Plus, you may… Read More »

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FAQs About SSA’s Compassionate Allowance Disability Program

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The typical timeframe from filing for Social Security disability benefits to approval can be long for any applicant; the process has a devastating impact on people with the most severe ailments and terminal illnesses. Recognizing how delays can lead to tragic results, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created its Compassionate Allowance program to expedite… Read More »

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Can I File a New Social Security Disability Claim After a Denial?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even if you receive bad news through a denial of your disability claim, it’s important to realize you still have options. The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t place a limitation on the number of times you can apply, but you should note that there are different strategies to pursuing your claim. On the one… Read More »

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5 Helpful Resources for Maryland Residents with Disabilities

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As people across the globe deal with implications of the COVID-19 virus, there are some serious consequences that affect individuals closer to home in Maryland. Those suffering from disabling medical conditions face greater challenges as it is, and this stress is only worse under emergency circumstances. Fortunately, if you’re already receiving Social Security disability… Read More »

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Tips for Spending Your Social Security Disability Benefits Wisely

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It’s such a relief when you receive the good news that your application for Social Security disability benefits was approved, and you’ll be receiving crucial financial support within a short amount of time. However, you should bear in mind that your payments are intended to cover your basic needs. Though there are no restrictions… Read More »

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FAQs about Representative Payees for Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you currently receive benefits or have just been approved under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, you may recognize the term “representative payee.” It refers to a person who assists the recipient of SSDI or SSI benefits with managing the funds, from depositing the checks to making… Read More »

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SSDI Versus Long-Term Disability Insurance: Comparing Eligibility and Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There are many misconceptions about how disability insurance works, but one of the most common ones is that the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and private long-term disability (LTD) insurance are the same. The problem is that it could lead you to believe that you don’t need private LTD insurance, such as a… Read More »

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