Supplemental Security Income
How to Qualify for Social Security Spousal and Survivor Benefits
social security A guide for spouses, ex-spouses, widows and widowers on Social Security spousal and survivor benefits and how to make the most of them.
Where Disability Benefits Are Worth the Most: How Your State Stacks Up
Recipients of Social Security disability benefits rely on the monthly check as a vital source of income, but in no state does it match up to the livable wage.
By Sarah Aitchison, Esq. Published
You Can Still Claim $1,400 Stimulus Checks and 2021 Child Tax Credits
The IRS says that stimulus payments and 2021 child tax credits are still available for eligible individuals who haven’t received them.
By Kelley R. Taylor Last updated
4 Financial Steps to Care for Your Child with Special Needs
personal finance Parents of children who have special needs are busy folks, but they would sleep better at night if they took the time to complete these four tasks, which will help protect their children’s future.
By Josh Monroe, CFP®, ChFC Publishedpersonal finance
Estate Planning: A Special Trust for Special Needs Children
Caregiving Special needs trusts can help fund quality-of-life improvements for the beneficiary, such as a phone, a trip or a private room in a group care facility.
By David Rodeck PublishedCaregiving
ABLE Accounts Give Disabled More Financial Freedom
Financial Planning People with disabilities, and their families, can save for a variety of expenses in these tax-advantaged accounts.
By Emma Patch PublishedFinancial Planning
Calculating Taxes on Social Security Benefits
social security Uncle Sam can tax up to 85% of your Social Security benefits if you have other sources of income, such as earnings from work or withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement accounts.
By Rocky Mengle Publishedsocial security
How to Keep Your Estate Plan from Jeopardizing a Disabled Heir’s Benefits
estate planning Anyone with a child or grandchild with a disability needs to pull out their will and make sure the way it’s written doesn’t unintentionally keep someone they love from the benefits they need.
By James J. Ferraro, JD Publishedestate planning
Understanding SSDI and VA Income Options for Veterans with Disabilities
personal finance For the millions of veterans struggling to make ends meet due to an injury or illness related to their service, there is help out there. But you’ve got to know where to look and what you may be entitled to.
By Steven Perrigo, J.D. Publishedpersonal finance
How Patients with Lasting Symptoms of COVID Can Apply for Disability
Financial Planning Those who can no longer work because of COVID-19 may qualify for these benefits but the approval process can be a difficult road.
By Jackie Stewart PublishedFinancial Planning