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Cash Benefits

This page provides resources and videos to be used to learn more about Social Security cash benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Childhood Disability Benefit (SSCDB), and more.

SSI (Title XVI)

SSI (Title XVI) Video Series

This Video Series provides an in depth overview the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefit. Topics covered include: Eligibility, Benefit Amounts, Reporting Requirements, Work Incentives, Earning Thresholds and more. 

To see the full list of video segments click the downward facing arrow on the video player or click the link below:

A Look at Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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Estimating and SSI Cash Benefit

It’s not uncommon for people to be curious about how SSI cash benefits are calculated. The video above can be utilized as a reference tool to estimate your SSI cash benefit and can be paired with the SSI Specific Resources on this page so you can begin to get a feel for how changes in your situation may change the amount of a benefit you receive.

Please note: Actual benefits amounts may vary based upon a variety of factors and we encourage speaking with a benefits planner if you notice discrepancies in your calculation and your cash benefit received.

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 Job Loss & SSI

Although there are many questions about how SSI is impacted when someone gets a raise or a new job, it’s also helpful to understand how SSI benefits may be impacted, as well as reporting requirements if someone leaves or loses a job. The video above provides information that will bring you up to speed on what to do in these situations.

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SSDI (Title II)

SSDI/CDB (Title II) Video Series

In this video series we review key information related to Title II benefits, which is sometimes referred to as ‘regular Social Security’. The most common Title II benefits BenefitU supports people with includes Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Childhood Disability Benefit (CDB), formerly known as Disabled Adult Child (DAC). 

Topics Covered in this series includes: Eligibility, Phases of a Title II Benefit, Benefit Amounts, Reporting Requirements, Work Incentives, Earning Thresholds and more.

To see the full list of video segments click the downward facing arrow on the video player or click the link below:

A Look at Title II Benefits (SSDI)

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Job Loss & SSDI

Although there are many questions about how Title II benefits are impacted when someone gets a raise or a new job, it’s also helpful to understand how Title II benefits may be impacted, as well as reporting requirements if someone leaves or loses a job. The video above provides information that will bring you up to speed on what to do in these situations.

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Navigating Social Security: Getting Started

If you’re just getting rolling with Social Security benefits this may be a good place to start. This video provides an overview of the benefit determination, where to apply for SSA benefits, and what to include when applying for Social Security benefits.

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