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In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM) Reductions and Their Impact on SSI Benefits

Once found medically disabled and eligible for Supplemental Social Security Insurance (SSI), whether in the initial application stage or by an Administrative Law Judge, the recipient’s determination is sent to their local Social Security Field Office for processing. There, the Social Security Administration (SSA) schedules and conducts a Pre-effectuation Review Conference (PERC) usually within 30 …

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Festival Season and Accessibility: What to Know

Summer is in full swing, and we’re approaching one of the best times of the year: festival season. Soon, festivalgoers across Oregon will come together to enjoy their favorite entertainment in the warm and sunny weather. However, disabled attendees may encounter some hurdles that non-disabled people would not consider. This may include limited wheelchair accessibility, …

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Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

When you’re initially approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you will likely feel a sense of relief – the application process is over, and you’re finally receiving the financial assistance you need. However, questions will eventually begin to arise. For instance, are social security benefits taxed? This is a commonly asked question, and the …

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