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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security law in order to help low and middle-income Americans during their senior years and after being disabled.  Unfortunately, in today’s …

You may appoint a qualified person to represent you when doing business with Social Security. Use Form SSA-1696-U4, Appointment of Representative to tell the Social Security Administration in

How long does it take to get a reply after I apply for disability benefits?

The time it takes to get a decision on your disability application can vary depending on:

  • The nature of your disability;
  • How quickly the Social Security Administration can
Can I qualify for Social Security disability benefits I already have benefits for being a veteran?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) each have disability programs.  It is possible to receive disability benefits from both; however, the criteria …

Is there a waiting period for Social Security disability benefits?

If you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits, there is a five-month waiting period before we can begin your benefits. the Social Security Administration will pay …

If my child has a disability, do they qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

A child with a disability age 18 or older may get Social Security benefits when a parent gets retirement or disability benefits. The child also can get benefits …

Can you return to work after getting Social Security disability benefits?

Yes, you can return to work while receiving Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has special rules to help you get back to work without jeopardizing …

What are compassionate allowances for Social Security Disability?

Compassionate allowances allow the Social Security Administration to expedite Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applications for people whose medical conditions are so severe …

How long does it take to get my baby’s Social Security card?

Each state or jurisdiction has different processing times. If you waited the indicated length of time and still have not received your child’s Social Security card, find your 

How Do I Change or Edit My Name on My Social Security Card?

If you legally change your name because of marriage, divorce, court order or any other reason, you must tell Social Security so you can get a corrected card.