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Making Ends Meet While Waiting for Disability Determination 

Financial assistance for individuals impacted by COVID-19 can be sought through local, state, and federal support programs. Additional programs that may be beneficial include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

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President Biden Appoints New SSA Commissioner

President Biden fired the Social Security Commissioner, Andrew Saul.  According to Lisa Rein of the Washington Post, “Paul promoted policies that were designed to clamp down on benefits and an uncompromising anti-union stance.”  Saul said that this decision has “left

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Financial Assistance from Family or Friends

If a claimant accepts financial assistance from family or friends, it may affect their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility. Financial assistance can disqualify a claimant from getting SSI benefits, but this does not apply to Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. 

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"Viner Disability Law understood that it wasn’t just about my disability benefits, they realized the major impact my medical condition had on my family, friends, and work. They helped me tell my story to the judge and get the benefits I needed to focus on getting back on my feet."
Angela