How To Apply For Disability Benefits (SSI) For Your Child

May 29, 2015

Children and adults who have never worked may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are two main requirements for SSI. The first is household income, which must be below a certain level. For a child, Social Security looks at the income of all the adults in the household. This number can be difficult to calculate because some types of income are considered and some are not.


Protecting against and Correcting Credit Reporting Errors

April 26, 2015

The information in your credit report may determine whether you get a home mortgage, a car loan, a credit card, utility services, an apartment lease, insurance, and even a job. Additionally, it can determine whether you may obtain credit, and at what rate of interest.


Vulnerability in Times of Tragedy

November 20, 2014

This morning, like the rest of Tallahassee, I awoke to the news of the shootings at the Strozier Library on the Florida State University Campus. I thought about this, and other recent events of violence this morning as I walked along Monroe Street through the middle of downtown Tallahassee.


Social Security’s definition of “Disabled”

August 18, 2014

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you must be found to be disabled by Social Security’s medical criteria. These criteria are the same for Disability and SSI, although they are different for adults and children.