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Homelessness and Supplemental Security Benefits

Homeless people are more likely to have some sort of disability, either mental or physical than the general population. According to a Housing and Urban Development study released in 2009, 42.8 of adults using homeless shelters reported a disability compared to 17.7 percent of non-homeless people.

What is the difference between SSI and SSD?

Both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and provide benefits to people who are unable to work because of disability or blindness. However, there are significant differences between the two programs. The table below outlines those differences.

Disabled Man Wonders Why SSI Takes So Long

Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits quickly when disaster strikes is very difficult. Even if the claim is perfect, with all requested information provided and no missing documentation, it takes the agency weeks or months to decide whether to grant benefits. The story of a man in Salem, Oregon, reflects the vulnerability of the disabled and the weakness of the safety net.

Disabled Queens, NY Residents Likely To Be Reconsidered

Earlier this year, we discussed a class-action lawsuit that was filed against a select number of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) in Queens, New York in 2011. The allegations at hand? Bias. The class-action lawsuit claimed that five ALJs allowed their prejudice and bias to interfere with their ability to make fair and just decisions-an estimated 4,000+ decisions.

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Social Security Tax Tips from Harry J. Binder

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