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Waiting until 67 may mean optimal use of Social Security benefits

While many people in Mississippi make an active effort to plan for their future by making wise financial decisions in their earlier years, having the additional support of Social Security benefits can be comforting. Even though people do have the option of beginning to claim their benefits as early as age 62, waiting until several years later can have significant advantages. 

Understanding all of the benefits you may be eligible to receive

When you are unable to work, it is a significant financial setback for your family. How can you support yourself and your loved ones if you are not able to hold a job? How can you pay for your daily needs and your health care if you are not earning an income? These are pressing questions, and if you are asking them, you could be eligible for disability benefits.

Dispelling common misconceptions about SSDI benefits

Mississippi residents with especially debilitating disabilities may have trouble supporting themselves because they cannot work, and if you are among them, you may be trying to qualify for certain forms of assistance to help you get by. At the Davis-Morrow Law Firm, we understand that Social Security Disability Insurance is one such program that may be able to help you, and we have helped many people in your shoes better understand the benefits system and application process.

How much can you expect to get if approved for SSDI?

Intended to help Mississippi residents with serious disabilities support themselves when unable to work, Social Security Disability Insurance is an assistance program that you may be able to utilize as a disabled person, provided you qualify. Just how much money you can expect to receive in SSDI payments will ultimately depend on certain factors, but there are some areas you can examine to get a better idea of how much you might expect to receive with each payment.

How do SSI and SSDI benefits differ?

As a disabled Mississippi resident who has a disability so severe that you are unable to make a living because of it, you may be thinking about trying to obtain benefits assistance from the U.S. Social Security Administration. You may, too, have heard that there are two different types of benefits that may, depending on circumstances, be available to you, but you may be less informed about how they differ and which type might better serve your needs.

Can a TBI qualify you for SSD benefits?

Say the words "traumatic brain injury," and most in Hattiesburg might automatically assume you mean incidents where a person is left in a vegetative state and unable to care for themselves. Yet TBIs also include things like concussions, whose symptoms are often believed to be temporary. Even mild and moderate TBIs that allow for recovery can still leave you dealing with cognitive deficits that make working to support yourself and your family difficult (if not impossible). Social Security disability benefits may indeed be available to you if you have suffered a TBI, but only if you meet the Social Security Administration's criteria. 

What are 3 ways you can lose Social Security disability benefits?

As a resident of Mississippi who is currently receiving disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration, you probably receive them because you have a serious, long-term disability that keeps you from being able to make a living as you otherwise would. While, generally, disability benefits are long-term in nature, there are certain circumstances that can cause your benefits to cease.

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