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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog: SSI

Why Do I Qualify for SSI, but not for SSDI?
Insight from Tom Nash

February 6, 2019

One of the most common exchanges in our office relates to confusion people have about which type of disability benefits they may qualify for. It is extremely common for people to get the names and the “alphabet soup” of nicknames for the benefits mixed up. Let me help clear up the confusion. There are two

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Now SSI & SSDI Recipients Can Report Wages Online

December 12, 2018

If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and you are working, you must report your wages on a monthly basis. The Social Security Administration (SSA) says that “[y]ou should consistently report wages during the first six days of the month to help prevent overpayments and underpayments.” You can

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Those Living with Autism

April 27, 2016

April was Autism Awareness Month. With the increase in awareness of autism and autism spectrum disorders, many are surprised to know that doctors first put a name to the condition nearly 75 years ago. At this time, psychologist Leo Kanner first observed the condition in 11 children noting two central characteristics – the desire towards

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Rules on Spending for Children with Disabilities Create Turmoil

November 19, 2015

Insight from Nash Attorney Amy Altbach It’s a call we get all too often at Nash Disability Law. A parent – usually a mom – is confused and upset after meeting with a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee. The parent is calling because they‘ve left the meeting with the impression that they cannot spend –

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