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Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if You Are a Non-Citizen

SSI for Noncitizens is available, if you are eligible as a non-citizen under the following Immigration status provisions: You are a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR)

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Compassionate Allowances

Social Security has a separated listing of Compassionate Allowances. Compassionate Allowances is a program to assist the Administration in ascertaining quickly, whether Social Security's defined medical condition qualifies you for a disability unlike the regular listings.

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Supplemental Income Benefits for Your Child

Disabled children from birth to age 18 may be eligible for Supplemental Income benefits (SSI) as long as they have little or no income or other assets. The definition of disability is just as narrow for a child as it is for an adult. The definition is a legal one :

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When Do I Get My Disability Payment?

The Social Security Administration has provided a payments schedule for 2020. It's advisable to review everything you need to know about your benefits as well, including contacting Social Security if you have further questions.

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What Are Widow Benefits?

If you are a widow, your marriage lasted for at least 10 years, and your spouse is eligible to receive Social Security, you may receive survivor benefits at the age of 60. If you choose to remarry after you reach age 60, 50 if you're disabled, it will not affect your eligibility to receive survivor benefits.

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Happy Birthday Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or ADA is a law based on civil rights that prevents discrimination based on a disability. It was enacted into law on July 26, 1990.

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When the Social Security Administration Determines that Your Alcoholism or Drug Addiction Is Material

Let's say that you drink alcohol, in fact you're abusing alcohol, and you have a disabling liver condition. The test becomes this: You stopped drinking which then restored your ability to work. Therefore, your alcoholism is a material factor or cause of your disability.

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Determination of Disability: Medical Opinion or Legal Definition?

The Administration reviews all the medical evidence you provide in support of your claim. An opinion from your treating physician that you are unable to work or that you have a disability, does not necessarily mean that you're disabled.

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Failing to Follow Your Prescribed Treatment

If you decide not to follow your prescribed treatment, and you do meet the requirements for disability benefits, you won't be entitled to benefits. There is a three-prong test to determine whether you have failed to follow your prescribed treatment.

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Talking to The Social Security Administration by Telephone

At some point you're going to need to contact the Social Security Administration by phone. Waiting to speak with a representative may be time consuming, and also may require exercises in developing patience.

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