Medicare Eligibility for Disabled Adults

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 16, 2020 | Social Security Benefits

Generally, Medicare coverage is available to disabled adults who are under the age of 65 and have received Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for 24 months. The 24-month waiting period for Medicare coverage begins the first month the disabled individual was entitled to a disability payment. There is an exception to the 24-month waiting period for disabled adults who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).  ...read more >>

Social Security Benefit Increases for 2020

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Oct 16, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration recently announced that the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase again in 2020 due to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). Social Security and SSI beneficiaries can expect a 1.6 percent increase in benefits in 2020 due to inflation and the rising cost of living....read more >>

Will my spouse and children receive benefits if the Social Security Administration finds me disabled?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Sep 10, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

If the Social Security Administration determines that you are disabled and eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, your spouse and children may be eligible for benefits as well.  Benefits paid to a disabled person’s family members are called auxiliary benefits, and eligibility for these benefits depends on several factors....read more >>

Can I Receive Social Security Disability and Veteran’s Disability Benefits at The Same Time?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jul 10, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

It is possible to receive disability benefits from both the Social Security Administration (Social Security) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, receiving disability benefits under one program does not necessarily mean it will make it easier to get benefits under the other program....read more >>

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

by Casaundra Johnson | Mar 12, 2019 | Social Security Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are the disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). While there are many differences between SSDI and SSI, three of the biggest differences are...read more >>

Social Security Benefits: Tips, Tricks, and What to Look out for

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jun 06, 2018 | Social Security Benefits

In 2017, Two Million people in the United States applied for disability benefits, but only 762,141 were approved. This means that 4 in 10 applicants who claimed they were too disabled to work, met the Social...read more >>

How Much Does SSI Pay?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Mar 09, 2017 | Supplemental Security Income

While SSI is a federal program (administered by the Social Security Administration), and the federal government pays a standard base rate of $735 per month, most SSI recipients receive more or less than the federal benefit...read more >>

What are Divorced Spousal Benefits?

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 27, 2017 | Divorced Spousal Benefits

A person may receive benefits as a divorced spouse on a former spouse’s Social Security record, if he or she was married to the former spouse for at least ten years, is at least 62 years...read more >>

Social Security Spousal Benefits

by The Bainbridge Firm, LLC | Jan 18, 2017 | Spousal Survival Benefits

The spouse of an individual may be able to receive social security benefits. Even if he or she has never worked under Social Security, your spouse may be able to receive benefits if he or she...read more >>

World Series winner: Trying to get SSD benefits has been tougher

by Andrew Bainbridge | Mar 20, 2015 | Eligibility

Whether you’re a baseball fan or not — and whether or not you love the Yankees — Brian Doyle’s story stands out. When the 1978 World Series began, Doyle was a reserve second baseman. When the...read more >>