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  • Apply Online for Disability Benefits

    Social Security offers an online disability application you can complete at your convenience. Apply from the comfort of your home or any location at a time most convenient for you. You do not need to drive to your local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. Read More

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    Social Security Administration
  • How to Change, Remove, or Report a Representative Payee

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays benefits to certain eligible people, called beneficiaries. If a beneficiary cannot manage or direct the management of their SSA benefits, SSA appoints a representative payee (rep payee) to receive and manage the SSA benefits. A rep payee can be a person or an organization. This publication is for adult beneficiaries and explains how a beneficiary can ask SSA to change or remove a rep payee and how a beneficiary can report a rep payee for misuse of funds. Read More

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    Disability Rights Washington
  • Protecting Resources for Medicaid & SSI Beneficiaries with Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts

    The countable resource limit for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and many Medicaid recipients is only $2,000. However, some of these recipients can protect additional resources in a Special Needs Trust or an ABLE account. This bulletin will explain these options and who can benefit from them. Content Detail

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    Columbia Legal Services
  • Same-Sex Couples and Social Security

    Read this if you are or were married (OR in a registered domestic partnership) with someone of the same sex AND live in Washington. Publication #7202EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Social Security Information for 2018

    DATE: January 1, 2018 FROM: Columbia Legal Services Content Detail

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    Columbia Legal Services
  • Social Security Online

    Comprehensive federal web site containing lots of information on the Social Security program. Read More

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    Social Security Administration
  • Social Security Online - American Indian & Alaska Natives (AIAN) web site

    The AIAN website provides basic information and ongoing updates of programs administered by the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). We also provide information on how individuals and tribes or nations can contact the Social Security Administration, ongoing outreach efforts, and links to related federal programs. You may apply online for benefits. Read More

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    Social Security Administration
  • Social Security Survivor Benefits

    When a worker dies, the surviving spouse may be entitled to benefits based on the worker’s earnings record, if you also meet age or other requirements. Publication #7204EN. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • SSA’s Representative Payee Program

    To ensure that all beneficiaries can receive their payments and make proper use of funds, Congress has granted the Social Security Administration (SSA) the authority to appoint third parties, known as representative payees, to receive and manage payments when the beneficiary is unable to do so. With Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments on the rise, more seniors find themselves unable to manage their own benefits. Read More

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    Justice in Aging
  • Video - Applying and Appealing for Disability at Social Security

    Watch this video to learn about how to apply and appeal for disability at Social Security. This video covers federal laws so the information in it is true no matter what state you live in. Read More

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    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
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    Spanish / Español
  • What is Supplemental Security Income?

    The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits. Read More

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    Social Security Administration

Denials and Terminations (4)+

  • Fighting a Termination of SSI or SSDI When Social Security Decides You Are No Longer Disabled

    If SSA believes your medical condition has improved, they will send you a written notice that says your benefits will stop (terminate). You may fight the proposed termination by asking for reconsideration. Read this to find out how. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Fighting a Termination or Reduction of SSI or SSDI Based on Non-disability Reasons

    Social Security must notify you in writing before lowering (reducing) or stopping (terminating) your benefits. You may fight the termination by asking for reconsideration. You may continue to get the same benefits after the termination date in the notice if you request reconsideration in time. You must request reconsideration within ten days of the date on the notice to keep getting benefits. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • How to Fight Your SSI or SSD Denial

    Read this to find out what you can do if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies your application because they say you are not disabled. If you have been receiving benefits and are notified that they will stop, see How to Fight a Termination of SSI or SSD. Publication #7401EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Farsi / فارسی
  • What if Social Security Stops My Benefits Because I Am a “Fleeing Felon”?

    7405EN - Social Security will consider you a fleeing felon and ineligible for their benefits if you have an outstanding arrest warrant specifically for fleeing prosecution or confinement on a felony charge. The rules have changed. Under federal law, you cannot get Social Security benefits if you are fleeing to avoid prosecution for a felony OR violating the terms of probation or parole. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

Eligibility (2)+

  • Benefits CheckUp

    BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out our simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones. Read More

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    National Council on the Aging
  • Same-Sex Couples and Social Security

    Read this if you are or were married (OR in a registered domestic partnership) with someone of the same sex AND live in Washington. Publication #7202EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project

Medicaid (2)+

Overpayments (3)+

Solving Problems with SSA (4)+

SSI (1)+

Videos (1)+

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