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Welcome to Disability Benefits Help

Social Security Benefits, State Disability Benefits, Disability Insurance; It seems that getting help has been made confusing on purpose.  We know the difficulty many have struggled with to get the help they need.  Our goal is to assist you with the information and contacts so you can get the disability benefits you need now.  Living with a disability is hard enough, you shouldn’t have to fight red tape too.

Check out or Disability & Benefit Information Center to learn more about how to obtain Social Security Disability and other forms of Disability Benefits.

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.

— Martina Navratilova

Disability & Benefits Information Center

Social Security Disability Benefits Information

If you have worked and paid into Soc. Sec. and are now disabled and reasonably unable to work, you might qualify for disability benefits. These federal benefits pay you a portion of your average monthly earnings, over the life of your work history, each month as long as you are disabled. There are some common questions for people looking for information on disability benefits:

 

Social Security Retirement Benefits Information

Every paycheck you get has a line where they take out Soc. Sec. withholding taxes and you have been paying your share into Soc. Sec. But when it comes time to retire, do you really know what your benefits will be? Do you understand how Soc. Sec. works? Most have questions and we have put together information on the most common ones we are asked about:

 

Disability Insurance Information

Beyond Soc. Sec. disability benefits, what can you do if you are disabled and unable to work? There are several options and one of the most common is disability insurance. Besides foreseeable dangers in your job there there are a lot of things that can happen and keep you from working. Disability insurance is one precaution you can take to protect yourself if that happens. Here are some things to thing about when considering disability insurance.

 

Social Security Survivors Benefits

When a person passes away families and dependents are left to pick up the pieces. While no one wants to think about money at such a time, life must still go on. Especially if the deceased is the breadwinner of the family their survivors will be looking for ways to continue on financially. Soc. Sec. survivor benefits are one thing that families can look to for help. If you are trying to find more information or just finding out about this avenue, here are some answers that might help you.

 

Latest Benefits & Soc. Sec. News

 

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    Dismal Trend Shows That Most Americans Receive Less in Social Security Than They Pay Into It

    The average American worker who turned 65 before 2005 was likely to get more in Social Security benefits than he or she paid into it in taxes. A study by the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank shows that this trend peaked for those who retired in 1980. That year, the typical single male or

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    Social Security Reverses Decision to Discontinue Benefit Verification Letters at Field Offices

    The Social Security Administration says that field offices will continue to issue statements that recipients can use to verify their benefits. The field offices had been scheduled to stop issuing the statements in October. The Social Security Administration has been working to scale back their field offices in an effort to provide more services online.

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    Bipartisan Report Shows Dim Outlook for Social Security

    A recent bipartisan report by the Congressional Budget Office shows a dim outlook for the future of Social Security. According to the report, in order for the Social Security system to become solvent for the next seventy-five years without reducing benefits, payroll taxes will have to go up –for all working Americans. The report found

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    Americans Want a Strong Social Security System

    Americans are divided on many issues, but when it comes to Social Security, most agree that there is a need for a strong Social Security system. According to a study released last month by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, the public is very concerned about the future of the Social

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    Social Security Making Cutbacks Amidst Growing Demand for Services

    It’s no secret that the Social Security Administration has been scaling back its services, closing down offices across the country -even as the administration is flooded with a growing demand for services as millions of Baby Boomers reach retirement. The agency has closed 64 of about 1,245 field offices, and 533 temporary mobile offices in

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    Democratic Nominee for North Dakota State Tax Commissioner Calls for an End to State Social Security Tax

    The Democratic nominee for North Dakota state tax commissioner said Wednesday that the state should eliminate its tax on Social Security benefits. Currently, North Dakota is one of only 13 states that tax this benefit. Jason Astrup said that the approximately $12 million collected each year by taxing the benefit is needlessly taxing senior citizens,