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  • Social Security for Wounded Warriors (Webinar/Video)

    This SSA webinar explains the Social Security disability claims process and expedited processing available to wounded warriors. This outreach program will provide general information about Social Security disability benefits as well as topics unique to wounded warriors. (Recorded 11/4/2009) Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Survivors Planner: Planning For Your Survivors

    Information from the Social Security Administration about help it can provide for your survivors when you die if you have earned enough Social Security credits through your work. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • If You're Self Employed

    Fact Sheet from the Social Security Administration for people who are self-employed regarding paying Social Security and Medicare taxes, earning credits, calculating net earnings, and more. (2022) [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • What You Need To Know About Misleading Advertising

    Fact Sheet warns against misleading advertisers. Don't pay someone else for services which Social Security will do for free, including correcting your name on your social security card, obtaining replacement cards or new cards for children, and obtaining social security statements. (September 2018) Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • When Can My Employer Pay Me Less Than the Minimum Wage? - A Fact Sheet for Social Security Beneficiaries

    This Fact Sheet from the Disability Rights Pennsylvania will explain the right of Social Security beneficiaries returning to work, like all employees, to be paid the minimum wage, unless your employer gets special certification to pay you less than the minimum wage. It also explains other rights that you have as an employee regardless of your rate of pay. [PDF] (February 2018) Content Detail

    By:
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Social Security and SSI Overpayments

    This multimedia presentation explains the facts about Overpayments in the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, including when an overpayment might occur and what you can do when you are informed that an overpayment is being assessed against you. Content Detail

    By:
    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation (text); Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (multimedia)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • SSDI Overpayments: What to Do if You Got a Notice of Overpayment from Social Security [Video]

    This video is for people who get SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). It will explain what you can do if Social Security sends you a letter telling you that they are going to take money out of your check for an overpayment. If you get SSI (Supplemental Security Income), we have a different video that will help you because the rules are not the same. If you don't know if you are getting SSI or SSDI, you can call your local Social Security office to ask. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut and CTLawHelp.org
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • About Your Social Security Number and Card

    A Social Security number is important because you need it to get a job, collect Social Security benefits and get some other government services. You should keep your Social Security card in a safe place with your other important papers and avoid giving it out unnecessarily. Learn more about why you need one and how to get a number and a new or replacement Social Security Card. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • A Guide for Seniors and Their Families: Issues on Aging

    Consumer Legal Information Pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association [PDF] Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens [PDF]

    The handbook from the Pennsylvania Bar Association provides valuable information on legal issues and questions that concern Pennsylvania's senior citizens and the persons and organizations that care for them. (2016-2017) [PDF Format, 83 pages] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (B.E.S.T.)

    The Social Security Adminisitration's Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) is an online tool that you can use to find out if you could be eligible for benefits from any of the programs Social Security administers. This tool will give you eligibility information based on answers you give on the online form. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government whose mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information, while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government. It is a free, online confidential tool that helps you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Content Detail

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    Benefits.gov, a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Have You Been Denied Social Security Benefits?

    Information from the Erie County Bar Association on the procedure to file an appeal of a denial of Social Security benefits. (February 2019) Content Detail

    By:
    Erie County Bar Association
  • How to Report Your Income When You Are Working

    Did you know that as an employed recipient of Social Security you are responsible for reporting your earnings? If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you or your representative must promptly report any changes in your work activity. Information on your responsibilities and how to report from Disability Rights Pennsylvania. Content Detail

    By:
    Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
  • Impact of Criminal Record on Public Benefits in Pennsylvania

    Chart from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia outlining the effect on the eligibility for public benefits for people with criminal records. Read More

    By:
    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Preparing for Your Disability Hearing (Video)

    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. Read More

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services