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Social Security In 30 Minutes, Volume 2: Disability Benefits

Social Security In 30 Minutes, Volume 2: Disability Benefits

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Updated 2nd edition! Millions of Americans have disabilities. Social Security SSDI and SSI benefits can help cover the loss of income that occurs due to disability. Whether you or a family member became disabled following an accident or medical emergency, or were born with a severe medical condition, this quick guide can explain eligibility, application steps, return-to-work programs, and how to deal with documentation, appeals, and other bureaucratic processes. Other topics include:

  • Taxes on Social Security disability benefits
  • The government’s definition of “disability”
  • Best practices for dealing with red tape
  • SSDI for disabled workers and childhood disability beneficiaries
  • Benefits for family members
  • Transitioning from SSDI to retirement benefits
  • SSI resource limits and allowed assets
  • SSDI and SSI, side-by-side
  • Work incentives and subsidies, including PASS, IRWEs, and TWPs
  • SGA and reporting requirements
  • Applying for Medicaid and Medicare
  • Communicating with the Social Security Administration
  • Dealing with overpayments

As a former full-time human services coordinator, author Emily Pogue helped thousands of clients navigate the Social Security system. In this guide, she uses plain English explanations and easy-to-grasp examples to help readers understand how the system works and how to maximize Social Security retirement benefits.

This book is available in paperback or as a full-color PDF download

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