My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

Martin and his brother, Louie, both suffer from arthritis. Both are unable to work to support themselves. However, only Louie receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, although they both applied. Why does Louis get SSDI and Martin doesn’t? Let’s look at how the Social Security Administration makes this kind of decision. General Requirements Needed to…

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I’m Ready to Retire. What Happens to My SSDI?

Disability can strike at any age. Fortunately, people unable to work due to a disability can apply for benefits. One disability benefit for workers comes from the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But what happens to SSDI benefits when a benefit recipient retires? What is full retirement age? That depends on when…

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Social Security Disability Insurance FAQs

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can make a big difference in someone’s life. However, not everyone with a serious medical condition can qualify for benefits. The SSDI system is complicated, so claimants may have many questions about applying and receiving benefits. Let’s look at some Social Security Disability Insurance FAQs: Is there a list of…

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Can I Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits?

Maybe you are unable to work because of one or more medical conditions. But you still need money to live on. You may wonder about qualifying for government benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). First you need to understand what the Social Security Administration is looking for when reviewing a request for Social Security…

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Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Can Be a Nightmare

We might call someone – or something – a nightmare if it is particularly difficult to deal with. It could be anything from your grumpy Aunt Mary to taking the SATs. And dealing with government agencies can be hard also. Applying for government benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance could be considered a nightmare. So,…

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