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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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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ABLE Account – Eligibility Rules and Sign Up

"What is an ABLE account"

What is an ABLE account and how do you sign up? In this post, we will cover everything you need to know about ABLE accounts, including what you can spend it on, how much you can contribute to the account each year, eligibility rules, states that offer ABLE accounts, and more. This post will cover: What is an ABLE account? Benefits of an ABLE Account Who is Eligible for an ABLE Account? What can an ABLE account be used for? How to Spend Money in your ABLE Account How to Open an ABLE Account Rules on Depositing Money in an […]

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Difference Between SSI and SSDI

"Difference Between SSI and SSDI"

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) often get confused for each other, but they are two distinct government programs. While both programs are managed by the Social Security Administration, they have very different eligibility criteria and have different benefits rules. In this post, we will detail the difference between SSI and SSDI, including which program pays more, whether you can get both benefits, and the average payment amounts each program. What is SSI? Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides minimum basic financial assistance to older adults and persons with disabilities (regardless of age) with very limited income […]

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2020 SSDI Benefits Eligibility and How to Apply

"How does SSDI Benefits Work"

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI Benefits) is a Social Security program that pays monthly benefits to you if you become disabled before you reach retirement age and are not able to work. In this post, we will walk you through what you need to know to successfully apply for SSDI benefits, including how much you will receive if approved, work and medical eligibility requirements, how disability decision is made and what happens after you apply. This post on SSDI Benefits will cover the following: What is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? How Much in SSDI Benefits Can I Get? Who […]

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