Ticket to Work Program FAQs

We know readers have various questions regarding the Social Security Ticket to Work Program. We decided to set up this Ticket to Work Program FAQs page to address the most common questions we get. Essentially, the Ticket to Work program pays for services to help disability recipients (SSI and SSDI) find paid work. More questions will be added as and when we receive reader feedback. What is the Ticket to Work Program? The Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. Under the program, most disability beneficiaries are […]

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Get a Social Security Card for a Newborn

"How to get a Social Security Number for a Newborn"

After you have a baby, one of the first things you should do is to get your newborn a Social Security number. In this post, we will walk you through the two ways you can apply for a Social Security card for a newborn, and what documents you will need to provide when you apply. In addition, we will explain how long it takes to receive a new card for your child. Finally, if you have adopted a child (domestically or a foreign adoption), we will explain what you need to do to get a Social Security number for your […]

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Second Stimulus Check (Find out if you Qualify)

"Who qualifies for a Second Stimulus check for COVID-19"

Are hopes for a second stimulus check dead? Not so fast. Negotiations on a second coronavirus stimulus package, including $1200 checks to the public continue. The question is: how long will it take to get a bill passed and get money to millions of Americans as the COVID-19 pandemic surges? In this post, we will give you an update on negotiations so far between the White House and House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. In addition, we will outline scenarios you can expect based on the outcome of the elections and how soon a bill can pass. Also, we will detail eligibility […]

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Second Stimulus Check FAQs

"Questions and Answers about Second Stimulus Check"

We know readers have various questions regarding the Second stimulus package by Congress and the $1,200 payments to individuals and increased payment to children. We decided to set up this Second Stimulus Check FAQs page to address the most common questions we get. First, we will provide an update on where the stimulus negotiations stand. Next, we will go over the most frequently asked questions about what is included in the package, how much each person will get, and how soon the check will go out. More questions will be added to this Second Stimulus Check FAQs as and when […]

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Stimulus Check for Social Security Disability

"Stimulus Check for Social Security Disability"

Most recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are eligible for the $1,200 stimulus payment. However, some did not receive their payment for multiple reasons. In this post, we will explain the eligibility criteria for Social Security disability check and who qualifies. In addition, we will address what you need to do if you have not yet received your stimulus check or (also called an economic impact payment). This includes registering with the IRS to collect your payment, especially if you did not file federal income taxes in 2018 or 2019. If you have a […]

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Social Security Stimulus Check Update

"Update on stimulus checks"

If you get federal benefits such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income(SSI), or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and have not yet received your stimulus check, we can help you. In this post, we will walk you through the process of how to register with the IRS and have your Social Security Stimulus check either mailed to you or deposited into your Direct Express account or your bank account. Also, we will explain the stimulus check deadline announced by the IRS and why you should file your claim now. Finally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about Social […]

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Direct Express Stimulus Check (IRS Extends Deadline)

"Direct Express Stimulus Check"

If you receive federal benefit payments via the Direct Express debit card and did not receive your Stimulus check on your card, we can help you. The IRS has extended the deadline for those who have not received their Economic Impact Payment or Stimulus checks to register and claim their money. However, you have to act fast. In this post, we will walk you through how to get your Direct Express Stimulus check. In addition, we will walk you through how to fill out the IRS non-filer tool online to claim your payment. Finally, we will answer the most frequently […]

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What to do about Lost Direct Express Card

"How do I report a lost Direct Express card"

If you have lost your Direct Express debit card and are wondering how to report it and get a replacement card, you’ve come to the right place. Replacing a lost Direct Express card involves a few important steps. In this post, we are going to walk you through how to report your lost card to customer service and order a replacement card. Furthermore, we will explain how you can review your card account for any fraudulent purchases and how to file a dispute with customer service. Finally, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about lost or stolen Direct […]

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5 Reasons to Consider an ABLE Account

"What are the advantages of an able account"

Are you considering an ABLE account for yourself or a loved one? The ABLE Act was signed into law to help people with disabilities to create tax-advantaged savings accounts. The money in the account can be used for disability-related expenses. In this post, we will provide you 5 reasons to consider an ABLE account for yourself or a loved one that qualifies. In this article: What is an ABLE account? 5 Reasons to Consider an ABLE Account How to Choose an ABLE Account What is an ABLE account? In 2014, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed […]

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Social Security Name Change After Marriage

"Social Security Name Change After Marriage"

Although there is no law requiring a name change after marriage, the practice continues to be common in the United States. If you’ve been recently married and want to learn about how to change your name with Social Security, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of Social Security name change after marriage, including the form and documents you need to successfully complete the process. This article will cover: Importance of Up to Date Social Security Records How to Change your Name with Social Security After Marriage List of Who […]

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