Author Archives: Joni B. Bailey

SSI Recipients:  Take Advantage of Telephone and Mobile Wage Reporting Services

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Supplemental Security Income recipients are required to report their income each month.  However, in my experience as a Social Security Disability lawyer, it is not uncommon for people to report earnings only to find that the field office doesn’t show that they did.  A more reliable system is to report income through your telephone or mobile device.  Here’s how you can take advantage of these services.

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Southern Illinois Disability Recipients:  Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018 ends December 7, 2017!

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Medicare Open Enrollment time is here again!  If you are currently enrolled in or eligible for a Medicare health plan, it is time to review your coverage and take action.

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No medical insurance? Don’t miss the deadline for enrollment in the Healthcare.gov insurance program for 2018. Here’s where to get help!

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It’s that time of year again!  If you haven’t applied for insurance on HealthCare.gov before, here is a guide to navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace (also called the health insurance “exchange”).

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Covered by Medicaid?  You Might Qualify for Free Transportation to Medical Appointments Through First Transit.

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Did you know that if you have a Medicaid card and you do not have a way to get to your medical appointment you can get a free ride by signing up through NETSPAP, the Non-Emergency Transportation Services Prior Authorization Program?

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Are You Prepared for Disaster?  Brush up on the Different Categories of Social Security Survivor Benefits

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As hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Jose and Maria take their toll on millions of people in the United States and Puerto Rico, many people consider this a wake-up call to think about how to protect their families in the wake of natural disaster or national crisis.  The Social Security Administration awards and manages survivor’s benefits when a wage-earner dies.  

Here is a quick overview of five different types of family benefits covered by Social Security’s Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program:

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