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Child Support and Social Security Benefits

Parents who get SSI cannot be forced to pay child support. Parents who get SSD might be ordered to pay child support. Sometimes the SSD payments that the child receives from the parent can count as the child support payment. Suplemental Security Income (SSI) Social Security Disability Combination of SSD and SSISUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) more...

Disability Benefits

The Social Security office explains who can get benefits, how to apply and what you need to know once benefits start.www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.htmlReviewed August 2009 more...

What Kinds of Social Security Benefits Can I Receive if I Am Disabled?

There are two types of social security benefits for disabled people: Social Security Disability (SSD), which you can get if you are both disabled AND have worked enough in the past in a job where you paid Social Security taxes; or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which you can get if you are disabled AND have low income and resources. For SSI, it does not matter if you worked and paid Social Security taxes in the past. It is possible to receive both SSD and SSI at the same time if your monthly SSD amount is small. more...

What You Need To Know When You Get Disability Benefits

What should you do if your condition improves? What if you want to go back to work but are afraid of losing your benefits? The Social Security office answers these and other questions you may have about your ongoing benefits. www.ssa.gov/pubs/10153.htmlReviewed August 2009 more...