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Reporting changes when receiving California SSI benefits

Most of our Los Angeles readers know by now that the application process for receiving either Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be difficult. But, for those who go through the process and are approved to receive benefits, there is likely a huge sense of relief. However, for those who receive SSI benefits, it is important to remember that the work is not done after the benefits begin.

How quickly will Californians get a decision on SDD?

In today's world, many Californians are seeking instant gratification. For our Los Angeles readers, it may seem like the world is moving a lot faster today than it was 20 years ago. And, that is with good reason. The Internet and other forms of communication have made it possible for information and goods to transfer much more quickly. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken advantage of this by making it possible for people to submit an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits online.

Getting SSI benefits for ill or disabled ill children

Some Californians can understandably be confused about the differences between Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For starters, the two different benefits are drawn from two different funds: SSD benefits have their own trust fund, while SSI benefits come from general tax revenue. However, perhaps the biggest difference between these two benefits is that to qualify for SSD benefits, a person must have enough work credits. But, that is not the case with Supplemental Security Income.

Californians may see a reduction in SSD benefits

Many of our Los Angeles, California, readers that receive Social Security Disability benefits have likely heard the rumblings about Social Security Disability funding. If not, the short version is this: many of our national leaders believe that the Social Security Disability fund will hit a major crisis level in the next year or so.

How "substantial gainful activity" impacts CA SSD applications?

Any of our Los Angeles readers who are familiar with previous posts here probably already know that there are quite a few requirements that must be met before attaining Social Security Disability benefits. California applicants must prove that they have earned enough work credits, and that their disability is significant enough to keep that person out of work for at least a year.

How the SSA decides if disability benefits should continue

When seeking or receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits in Los Angeles, it is important to remember what qualifies as a disability. In many instances, the individual can improve sufficiently to no longer need the benefits. This is why the Social Security Administration (SSA) will conduct a review for certain claimants to make certain that the benefits are still required. Knowing how the SSA decides on whether the benefits should continue is key.

Are SSD benefits available to California HIV and AIDS victims?

For people in California and throughout the country who are suffering with HIV and AIDS, the treatment protocol has improved markedly in recent years. Unfortunately, these new treatment protocols do not diminish the possible problems victims still face. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for illnesses can provide those afflicted with HIV and AIDS some relief, at least financially. Understanding the rules and criteria for being approved, however, is the key to attaining benefits.

Supplemental Security Income for disabled California children

Parents in California who have a child suffering from a disability might not be able to shoulder the costs for care and treatment. It is with this in mind that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available. For those who believe they might be eligible, it is imperative to know the requirements when applying for SSI benefits for disabled children.

Can I receive Social Security Disability for skin problems?

Los Angeles residents will seek and receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for numerous illnesses, conditions and disabilities. There are some, however, that they might be able to receive SSD benefits for that may not be obvious, like skin disorders. People with skin disorders need to understand how the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides whether the issue is severe enough to warrant an application for benefits being approved.

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