Substantial Gainful Activity and Your SSDI Claim

Julian has to quit working because of his panic attacks and depression. As someone who was disabled according to Social Security Administration standards, Julian was able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, after treatment and therapy, Julian started working part-time. At some point, Julian will have to consider whether his work-related income has…

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How to Qualify for Presumptive Disability Payments

An individual applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) has to prove they are eligible for benefits. First, they have to provide evidence of a disability that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition. Then the applicant must show they have very limited income and resources. However, it may be months before the SSI application is approved,…

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What to Do When You Receive Notices About Disability Benefits

Sam was alarmed. He filed his Social Security Disability Insurance application, then started receiving notices from the Social Security Administration. He wasn’t sure what to do with them. Emily faced the same problem, but she had been on disability for several years. It’s important to know what to do when you receive notices about disability…

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Preparing for Your Disability Interview

As if you didn’t have enough to deal with – your medical condition and inability to work. Now, you have to go through the complicated application process to get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. During that process, you will be interviewed by someone from the Social Security Administration. Preparing for your disability interview should be…

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What You Need to Know About the Trial Work Period

To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you have to have a condition that prevents you from working. In addition, your work record helps determine whether you can get SSDI. Sometimes, though, a benefits recipient will start feeling better and want to try working again. When this happens, the individual may try a trial…

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How – and Why – to Work with a Disability Attorney

You’ve just received a devastating diagnosis, one that will keep you from supporting yourself and your family. Now, you face the complicated process of applying for government benefits. Let’s look at some of the reasons you need to know how – and why – to work with a disability attorney. You need someone in your…

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Will My Surviving Spouse Receive My SSDI Benefits?

Many people receive monthly disability benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for example. Sometimes awards are based on the applicant’s terminal illness. Since disability benefits offer much-needed support to the families of disabled people, it’s natural to wonder whether your surviving spouse will receive your SSDI benefits after you are gone. SSDI Benefits, in General…

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Yes, Returning to Work May Affect Your SSDI and SSI

Some disabled workers may find that their condition has gotten a little better. Maybe they locate a new job that they can do despite their disability. For example, Chris was unable to return to construction work because of injuries to his spinal cord. He received Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and Supplemental Security Income. Chris…

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