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Administrative Review Process for Initial Disability Claims

Outline of the administrative process for initial disability claims and links to the law for each step in the process.

How Social Security Can Make Payments to Someone Who is Managing Your Money For You

Social Security's Representative Payment Program provides fiduciary assistance for our beneficiaries who are incapable of managing or directing someone else to manage their Social Security or SSI payments.

How to File an Unfair Treatment Complaint

The Social Security Administration wants to treat all claimants and their representatives fairly and equally. We do not treat you differently because of your race, sex, age or for disability, the amount of money you have, or for any other reason. Below we tell you more about what you should do if you think the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who conducted your hearing treated you unfairly.

My Social Security - Online access to your benefits info

If you receive benefits you can access information online. If you do not receive benefits you can get your statement online and check your earnings record.

Social Security Appeals Process

This publication explains the Social Security Appeals Process.

Social Security Benefits for People Living With HIV/AIDS

If you are disabled because of HIV/AIDS, this booklet from the Social Security Administration website will help you understand the kinds of disability benefits you might be eligible for from the Social Security or SSI programs.

Social Security Benefits Online Screening Tool

Fill out a form online to find out if you are eligible for certain social security benefits. This form is NOT an application for benefits and will NOT give you an estimate of benefit amounts. Also, it will NOT screen for help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs.

SSDI and SSI Basics

Differences between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income

SSI is short for Supplemental Security Income. It pays monthly benefits to people who are 65 or older, or blind, or have a disability and who don't own much or have a lot of income. SSI isn't just for adults. Monthly benefits can go to disabled and blind children, too. People who get SSI usually get food stamps and Medicaid, too. Medicaid helps pay doctor and hospital bills. Read more about SSI in this booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site

What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits

This booklet explains some of your rights and responsibilities when you receive disability benefits from Social Security.

What You Need To Know When You Get SSI Benefits

This booklet, from the Social Security Administration web site is for people who get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The first part tells about your benefits and what you can expect from Social Security. The second part tells what changes you must report. The third part tells you how you can call Social Security toll free to conduct your Social Security business. The fourth part tells how and when to report changes. The fifth part explains some special rules for people who get SSI disability. The sixth part of the booklet explains other things all SSI recipients should know, and the last part provides additional information about SSI eligibility.

What you should know BEFORE you apply for Social Security Disability Benefits

This fact sheet answers questions most people ask about applying for disability benefits.

What you should know BEFORE you apply for SSI Disability Benefits for a Child

Children from birth up to 18 may get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits if they are disabled and have little or no income or resources. This fact sheet answers common questions people ask when applying for SSI for children.

Working While Disabled -- A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self-Support

plan for achieving self-support (PASS) is a plan for your future. A plan lets you use your income or other things you own to help you reach your work goals.

Disability Benefits

Description of Disability Benefits, SSI, SSDI and explanatory videos.

Disability Benefits

Explains the basics of Social Security Disability benefits.

Economic Impact Payments for Supplemental Security Income Recipients

People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Information section to provide their information.

How to File an Unfair Treatment Complaint

The Social Security Administration wants to treat all claimants and their representatives fairly and equally. We do not treat you differently because of your race, sex, age or for disability, the amount of money you have, or for any other reason. Below we tell you more about what you should do if you think the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who conducted your hearing treated you unfairly.

Social Security Appeals Process

This publication explains the Social Security Appeals Process.

Social Security Benefits Online Screening Tool

Fill out a form online to find out if you are eligible for certain social security benefits. This form is NOT an application for benefits and will NOT give you an estimate of benefit amounts. Also, it will NOT screen for help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs.

Social Security Changes for 2017

2017 changes for earnings, exclusions and resource limitations

Working While Disabled -- A Guide To Plans For Achieving Self-Support

plan for achieving self-support (PASS) is a plan for your future. A plan lets you use your income or other things you own to help you reach your work goals.

Social Security Benefits Online Screening Tool

Fill out a form online to find out if you are eligible for certain social security benefits. This form is NOT an application for benefits and will NOT give you an estimate of benefit amounts. Also, it will NOT screen for help with Medicare prescription drug plan costs.

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