Leigh Dickey holds a law degree
from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree from the University
of Chicago. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked as a legal aid lawyer in
Virginia, Oregon, and Alaska. She assisted low-income clients with a variety of
problems, including problems with Medicaid and other public benefits.
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Articles By Elizabeth Dickey
If you are over 65, blind, or disabled, you may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income, or SSI.
How to apply and information you'll need.
If Social Security approves your disability claim, it will send you an award letter. A disability award letter will include:
If you receive a notice of overpayment from Social Security saying that it paid you too much disability benefits, review it carefully to understand why Social Security has issued it. If you disagree that you owe an overpayment at all, or if you think Social Security has calculated a larger overpayment than the one that you owe, then you should appeal the overpayment.
Claimants usually receive their award letters within a few months of Social Security approving their disability applications. However, Social Security does not have a set deadline for issuing award letters. Some claimants will get their letters very early, and some claimants will still be waiting for their award letters even after Social Security has issued the first disability payment.
When one files a disability claim with the Social Security Administration, it will consider the applicant for both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
About the Child Disability Report and what to do with it.