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SSI RECIPIENTS - Stimulus payments

Posted by Donna Simpson | Apr 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

After weeks of being told that you will have to file an income tax return to get the $1200 stimulus payment, SSI recipients can now get the stimulus payment automatically if you are already set up for direct deposit. I have talked with clients who have now received their payments. If you have not...

COVID-19 Update for people currently receiving benefits

Posted by Donna Simpson | Mar 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are already receiving Social Security disability or retirement benefits or SSI old age or disability benefits, your monthly benefits will continue. They will continue whether you are receiving them by check or direct deposit. If you are receiving benefits by check, you should consider send...

What is a disability?

Posted by Donna Simpson | Oct 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is important to understand what the laws consider a disability to be, especially if you intend on applying for disability benefits such as Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income. Specific definitions do vary slightly between laws. The Americans with Disabilities Act uses t...

When SSDI and estate planning intersect

Posted by Donna Simpson | Jun 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are like many of your Cookeville neighbors, you may think estate planning is only important for wealthy Tennesseans. After all, you may not think you have many assets to leave to your spouse, children or other heirs. If you or someone in your family receives Social Security Disability Insu...

Does carpal tunnel syndrome qualify for SSDI benefits?

Posted by Donna Simpson | Feb 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

You use your hands, fingers and wrists every day at work. Whether you type at a computer, assemble products on a line, fill orders in a warehouse or perform other repetitive tasks, you may develop a repetitive stress injury. If your injury turns into carpal tunnel syndrome, though, you may not be...

Understanding the difference between SSI and SSDI

Posted by Donna Simpson | Nov 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

SSI can provide needed financial assistance For those that do not qualify for SSDI, SSI can present a viable alternative. Where SSDI provides benefits for those who have worked for many years and paid into the system, SSI provides benefits for those who were unable to do so. SSI benefit payment...

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