If you have a cell phone, you probably don’t need us to tell you that attempted scams and fraud are an everyday threat. These parasite scammers target populations that they think are not savvy enough to catch on to their ruse — right or wrong, that often means they target the elderly, who are thought to be less technologically proficient and perhaps a bit more gullible when it comes to phone, email, and web scams.
If you are new to receiving benefits, you may be surprised to know that by law, the federal government adjusts your benefits every year to compensate for the ever-increasing cost of everything around you. So, while the price of turkey sandwiches has gone up, the idea is that your benefits will increase to compensate for this.
If you are currently receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you may be wondering whether you qualify for the stimulus checks appropriated in the $900 billion legislation recently passed by Congress. This massive Coronavirus relief bill passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate on December 21, 2020. Though, as of the date of this post, the President has yet to officially sign the bill into law.
If your disability benefits application is denied by SSA, you do not have an infinite amount of time to seek reconsideration. In fact, you need to take action sooner rather than later. If you fail to file your request for reconsideration within this 60-day window, you will be forced to go back to square one and re-file a new application.
Military veterans suffering from a disability that has impacted their ability to work and generate income may be surprised to discover their eligibility for certain benefits, such as health care benefits offered by the Veterans Administration and disability-related compensation, will vary depending on how they were discharged.