Monday, August 3, 2009

LEJ Announces Social Security Project

LEJ now works with Social Security claimants to assist in the initial application and navigating the appeals process. For help or questions about Social Security Benefits please contact LEJ’s Oahu office at (808) 587 7605. Click here to learn more.

Social Security Programs:

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): ● is for those who have a disability expected to keep you from working for a year or more, or result in death. ● you are considered disabled if you are no longer able to perform any substantial, gainful activity. ● a claimant must meet minimum work history requirements to be eligible for SSDI: a recent work history test and a duration of work test.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI): ● is for those with low income and few resources who are aged 65, blind or disabled. ● those individuals applying for SSI must have less than $674 in income, couples must make less than $1, 011 ●in addition, individuals must have less than $2,000 in assets, couples less than $3,000. Some exclusions do apply to the asset test.

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