Know Your Rights
Social Security is a federal program that pays monthly benefits to aged, blind and disabled people. In some cases, other family members may also be eligible to get benefits off your Social Security account. Social Security benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). One type of benefit available from SSA, for those who qualify, is Social Security Disability. In order to be eligible, you must not only be able to prove you are disabled according to SSA’s definition, but also that you have worked enough to earn it. One way of looking at it is that SSD is similar to an insurance plan, with your past earnings and Social Security deductions from your paychecks being like premiums that you’ve paid for that insurance coverage.
If you are receiving disability benefits, Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help you if you are interested in working. Special rules make it possible for people receiving Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments. If you cannot continue working because of your medical condition, your benefits can start again – you may not have to file a new application.
How to apply for your birth certificate as an adult living in Virginia: a comprehensive guide created by Blue Ridge Legal Services
This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia. It is intended to assist adults in obtaining their own birth certificates. This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia.
The Direct Express® Card: Safer than a Bank Account for your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
The Direct Express® card is a debit card you can use to get and spend your Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Affairs (VA), Railroad Retirement or federal pension (OPM) benefits. You don’t need a bank account. With the Direct Express® card, your benefits are deposited directly onto your card in full, on time, every month. You can use the card to make purchases, pay bills or get cash at thousands of locations. And most transactions are free.
This is a booklet from the Social Security Administration website that explains the rights and responsibilities of those who receive disability benefits from Social Security.