Tag Archives: SSI

Do I Qualify for Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit paid by the Social Security Administration. The person must be either over the age of 65, Blind, or Disabled. In addition, the person must meet certain financial conditions, looking at their income, and assets. Most types of income will, depending on the amount, either reduce or eliminate someone’s […]


How Social Security Defines Disability The Social Security Administration defines disability in terms of a person’s ability to work. To be disabled, a person must be unable to perform substantial work, based on a condition that lasts, or is expected to last, for at least 12 months (or result in death). One key concept in […]

How Long Will It Take To Schedule my Social Security Hearing?

Waiting for your Social Security Disability Hearing isn’t easy. Many claimants have no source of income while they are waiting. It is hard to understand why it takes so long. The basic problem is that a lot of bad decisions about disability are made on the initial application, and there are therefore a lot of […]

What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

People frequently wonder whether they can get Social Security Disability benefits based on a certain diagnosis. The answer is that disability is based on the severity of the condition, rather than on a particular diagnosis. Almost any medical or psychiatric condition (or combination of conditions) could be the basis for a disability claim, but disability […]