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October 2017 Archives

Will an artist's income affect SSI-related benefits?

Not every Oklahoman who receives Supplemental Security Income works a regular job. Some people are in the creative industry and are artists. For those who work in the arts, the money received for artwork might not count against their SSI benefits when it is calculated how much they can receive. When working in the arts and making an income, it is imperative for the SSI recipient to understand how the Social Security Administration assesses this income.

Most people need to appeal an SSDI decision

Although many people require SSDI benefits, they do not receive approval after the initial application. Some estimates report that nearly 70 percent of people who apply for benefits receive denial the first time around. 

Upcoming COLA will raise payments in SSI benefits

Oklahomans who are injured, ill or disabled and meet the necessary income thresholds can receive Supplemental Security Income through Social Security disability. SSI benefits are for people who have a limited income and are disabled, blind or over 65-years-old. Many people rely on SSI when they cannot work and are not able to support themselves. An issue that many face is that the SSI payments are not sufficient to cover their expenses.

What should I know about SSI benefits and prerelease procedures?

Oklahomans who are receiving Supplemental Security Income through the Social Security disability program might have medical issues that require inpatient treatment or some other form of institutionalization. A concern that frequently comes up is how they can get their SSI benefits quickly once they have been released. This is when it is important to understand the prerelease procedure.

Helping Oklahomans over 50 get SSD benefits

For Oklahomans who are over the age of 50, the rules for Social Security Disability benefits differ slightly than they do for people under age 50. When a person over 50 thinks he or she does not quite qualify for SSD benefits, they might be mistaken because they are not fully aware of how the system works and what the requirements are. Having legal assistance to sift through all the issues can be beneficial and might help a person who would not get benefits if under the age of 50, get them because they are over the age of 50.

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