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August 2016 Archives

What effect does marriage have on SSD benefits?

A marriage is meant to be an overwhelmingly positive affair; one fill with love and happiness and, outside of some stress of planning the big day, devoid of major negative consequences. When a couple who receives Social Security benefits enters a marriage, a sometimes-debilitating loss to income may not be on the forefront of their minds. However, getting married can eliminate most, if not all, of a person's Social Security Disability benefits. As a consequence, far too many people have had to forego marriage because the union would reduce or even terminate their benefits.

What changes must a person receiving SSI report to the SSA?

For many New Jersey residents, simply obtaining SSI benefits can be a headache. The application can be long and detailed. The government often incorrectly denies the application, forcing the need for an appeal. So when a New Jersey resident finally gets the good news, it can be a relief. It can feel like the end of the process. But it isn't. New Jersey residents have an ongoing duty to report changes in their situation. Those changes could spell the end of a person's benefits.

Distinguishing the onset and application dates for SSD benefits

Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can provide great relief for New Jersey residents who are suffering from a disability. Indeed, the benefits can be essential towards making ends meet, something that can be hard to do for a person who is not able to work due to a disability. Along the way, there are two important dates that New Jersey residents will want to understand: the onset and application dates.

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