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  • 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. #7202EN Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • 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

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

    By:
    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. 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

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Overpayments (1)+

  • Fighting an SSI or SSDI Overpayment Notice

    Is the Social Security Administration charging you with an overpayment? If so, Social Security believes that you got benefits when you were not eligible to get them. This explains some possible ways to respond to the overpayment notice. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español

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