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What You Need to Know About Taxes and Disability Benefits

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Now is the time to get ready for tax season. If you’re receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration it’s important that you understand how your disability benefits are taxes and how to file taxes when disability benefits are your primary income. It’s also important to know how disability benefits impact the any tax credits that you might quality for.

How to File Taxes on Disability Benefits

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If you’re receiving disability benefits you should know that you do need to file taxes on disability benefits. Disability benefits count as income, which means they are taxable. However, filing taxes on disability income is a little different from filing taxes on other types of income. Here’s a step-by-step guide you can use to file taxes on your disability benefits:

How Would You Describe Pain To a Disability Judge?

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Many who seek Social Security disability benefits struggle with conditions that cause significant pain. If you’re seeking disability benefits, there may be a time when you need to describe the nature of your pain to a disability judge. This is particularly likely if your pain negatively impacts your ability to work.

Can You Get Disability If You Are In Remission From Cancer?

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If you have cancer that negatively affects your ability to work and earn an income, you may qualify for disability benefits through the US Social Security Administration (SSA). Disability benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can offer the financial assistance you need to pay for food, housing, and other such essentials.

The SSA’s goal is to offer disability benefits strictly to those who need them due to an inability to work. You may thus wonder whether you can qualify for SSDI or other benefits if your cancer is in remission.

How Much Disability Can I Get In 2024?

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If you’re already receiving disability benefits the amount of money you receive may increase in 2024 because of the Social Security Administration’s cost of living adjustment. Every year the SSA increases the amount of benefits that it pays because of the increase in the cost of goods and services that people need. If you are not already receiving disability but you have applied for disability or are planning on applying for disability benefits you may qualify for higher benefit than you think.

Can I Use my SNAP Benefits Online?

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If you’re receiving SNAP benefits you can use them in-store locally or you can shop with them online. Many of the largest retailers in the United States like Walmart, Target, and other grocery retailers now allow people to shop online with SNAP cards. Services like Instacart also allow people to shop online with SNAP benefits. If you live in an area without easy access to grocery stores using SNAP online will make it easier for you to purchase groceries.

The SSA is No Longer Accepting Fax Applications

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On August 22, 2023, the SSA announced that they will no longer be accepting faxed applications. This is primarily because the option to fax an application was made available during the pandemic, but this option is no longer necessary and is regarded, as it was before the pandemic, as an unacceptable application. Disability benefits applicants can still apply for a disability benefit in other ways, such as by phone, in person at a SSA regional office or online.

4 Common Heart Conditions That Qualify For Disability Benefits

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If you have a heart condition and can’t work you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Anyone who has a disabling condition can apply for Social Security disability benefits. The money from disability benefits can be used to pay for any living or medical expenses. There are many Heart conditions that qualify for disability. Here are some common ones.

How to Qualify for Disability Benefits with Polyarthritis

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Polyarthritis isn’t necessarily its own individual form of arthritis. When a medical professional diagnoses a patient with polyarthritis, it means the patient experiences arthritis in at least five joints.

Such a condition can significantly limit one’s ability to perform various work-related tasks. If you have this condition and can’t work accordingly, you may qualify for disability with polyarthritis. Disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) could help you pay for such basics as food and housing.

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