What Happens To My Disability Benefits If I Move To A Different State?


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What Happens to my Disability Benefits if I Move to a Different State?

Published on March 3rd, 2021 by Eric Slepian

With lots of different bases to cover, moving can be very stressful. If you receive SSI and/or SSDI from the government, it’s important to know how to go about your move and still receive all of the benefits.

Do I Have to Re-apply?

Luckily, when moving states, you do not have to re-apply for disability benefits. Since social security programs are run by the federal government, they will always transfer over to the next state you move to.

What Will Happen to my SSDI Benefits?

Upon moving, you will still receive the same exact benefits, as moving from state to state doesn’t affect them. However, you will need to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) about your move. This is especially important if you receive your checks and other SSDI information in the mail to ensure they are sending them to the right address. It’s also important simply to keep the SSA updated with your basic information, especially if something with your SSI changes.

What Will Happen to My SSI Benefits?

While your SSDI benefits will remain the same regardless of what state you live in, your SSI benefits may change. Each state also has different amounts of SSI monthly payments as well as income brackets that determine how much you receive, so there is a chance that your monthly payments may change. Aside from each state’s specific income limits, another reason your SSI payment may change is if your living situation in your new state is different. For example, if you’re moving in with family who pays for food, or if you used to live with family and will now be living alone.

How Can a Slepian Smith Ellexson, PLLC Lawyer Help me?

There are lots of different factors and processes that go into getting approved for SSDI and/or SSI benefits. Going through the process alone, you may miss some steps or not apply with your fullest potential or strongest argument. If you’ve been denied or need help in applying, having a Slepian Smith Lawyer guide you through the process will most likely increase your chances of getting approved and you will feel confident in submitting your claim. If you’re looking for a Social Security disability attorney in Scottsdale, AZ, contact us today to learn how we can help.

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