By Essie Landry Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Sierra West Area Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days...

Tai Prohaska, MPH Manager of Strategic Alliances, Allsup There are two main federal disability benefits that can be a lifeline for individuals diagnosed with cancer: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and people...

The following information is from the Social Security Administration's press release, issued on Thursday August 31, 2017. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. *** Many Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments are scheduled for Friday, September 1.  The following...

When someone is faced with a cancer diagnosis and treatment, they often wonder “do I need to go out on disability?”  Unfortunately, they aren’t always sure what that actually means, or that it could mean multiple things. The main confusion comes from not understanding the difference...