How is the Social Security Administration Affected by the Government Shutdown?

How is the Social Security Administration Affected by the Government Shutdown?

I received many calls over the last few weeks regarding how the partial shutdown of the United States government affects Social Security benefits and claims. Fortunately, a full-year funding agreement for the Social Security Administration was reached prior to the shutdown and therefore the agency is not affected. Benefits are continuing to be paid and

SSDI Benefits May Provide Financial Stability For Those With Severe Mental Health Disorders

SSDI Benefits May Provide Financial Stability For Those With Severe Mental Health Disorders

Earlier this month World Mental Health Day was recognized, which, according to the World Health Organization, seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. One major source of support many people with severe mental health disorders need is financial stability. This stability is in jeopardy for those

Collecting Disability Benefits Does Not Have to Mean Never Working Again

Collecting Disability Benefits Does Not Have to Mean Never Working Again

Are you worried that applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits means giving up work for good? Undoubtedly, many people who are approved SSDI benefits may never be healthy enough to return to work. However, collecting benefits does not always mean giving up on work forever. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) created

Will I Pay Taxes on My Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

Will I Pay Taxes on My Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

Nearly one month into the nation’s tax season and Social Security Disability Insurance benefit, otherwise known as “SSDI” benefit, recipients may be wondering, “Will I pay taxes on my benefits?” The short answer is – Maybe. It depends. SSDI benefits may be taxed by the federal government if a recipient has other substantial income in