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Understanding the Basics (7)+

  • 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
  • Disability Benefits

    Explains the basics of Social Security Disability benefits. 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
  • If You are Blind or Have Low Vision: How We Can Help

    Information on Social Security Disability benefits and SSI Benefits for individuals who are blind or have low vision. 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
  • 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
  • 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

Alternatives to Guardianship (2)+

  • 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
  • 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

    By:
    Justice in Aging
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