Benefits


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September 22, 2015

A Little Known Fact about Medicaid Waiver Payments

There is so much to learn about Medicaid Waivers and much of it not specific to one state! According to the IRS Notice 2014-7, 2014-4 I.R.B. 445, if you are paid through a Home and Community-Based Medicaid Waiver to take care of someone living in your home, your pay is not subject to Federal Income Taxes – that means you do not need to have payroll withholding taxes. 
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February 22, 2016

How Working Impacts SSI Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefits go down gradually as earnings from work go up. Social Security uses gross (before taxes) earnings to decide how much to subtract from monthly SSI benefits.
December 11, 2015

IRS Relaxes Rules For New ABLE Accounts

The Internal Revenue Service is easing up on rules for new accounts that will allow people with disabilities to save money without jeopardizing their government benefits.
March 1, 2016

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May 17, 2015

The Basics of Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of the major federal programs that provides financial assistance to people with disabilities. Unlike some other programs for people with disabilities (like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), an SSDI claimant can qualify for benefits no matter how much money they have or how much money they make from sources other than work.
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July 1, 2015

What is a Social Security Continuing Disability Review?

A Continuing Disability Review (CDR) is a routine review done by the Social Security Administration (SSA). CDRs are done to make sure that if you are receiving Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you are still disabled and entitled to those benefits. In this review, SSA looks at whether you have medically improved since you were found disabled. If SSA thinks that you have improved, they check whether or not you still qualify for SSDI and SSI benefits.
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May 17, 2015

What You Might Not Know About Children's Medicaid Benefits

Navigating Medicaid benefits can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to children.  Most of us are aware that Medicaid covers doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescriptions, and also provides or reimburses for mileage travel to any Medicaid-approved medical visits for children who fall under certain financial guidelines.