Social Security & SSI
Self Help Legal Information
If you qualify for the Lifeline program above, you can get a free cell phone through this benefit. Read this information to find out how.
In order to receive certain benefits, you must give an agency some information about yourself. It is very important to give correct information to agencies. This document contains tips on how to do this.
Creditors and other people with a judgment against you will often have the Sheriff serve papers on your bank. The papers tell the bank to use your account to pay the judgment. Answer five important questions in this document to see if you can protect your money.
When you apply for SSI, it can take a long time before you get your first check. During this time, you have to find a way to get by and you may get gifts or loans from friends or family. Whether the help is a gift or loan can make a big difference in the amount of back SSI benefits you can get. Read this document for more information.
Find out if you are eligible for benefits, file for retirement, spouse's and disability benefits, get a benefit verification statement or request a replacement form SSA-1099.
The Direct Express® card is a new debit card you can use to access your benefits. And you don't need a bank account. Read this document for the following information: What is the Direct Express® card? Why should I sign up for the Direct Express® card? How do I use the card? How secure is the card? Can I use the card without any fees? Are there any fees? How do I sign up? Also in Spanish/Español
You may be able to start your benefits again. You may also be able to get thousands of dollars in back benefits. Read this document for more information.