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Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on "Direct Express" - the only official card for getting your Social Security, SSI, and SSDI benefits. It is free to sign up and can be used without fees. [PDF]
Chart from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia outlining the effect on the eligibility for public benefits for people with criminal records.
This video is for people seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSI and SSD). It explains the disability process, defines a few key terms, and permits an Administrative Law Judge, Vocational Expert, and Medical Advisor to explain their roles. (November 2011)
Social Security is in the process of shifting away from paper checks in favor of electronic benefits. This flyer from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia provides information on this process whereby most individuals receiving benefits will be required to get them either via direct deposit or on a prepaid debit card. [PDF] (April 2011)