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Working While Waiting For My Disability Claim

Introduction Hurrah, you have just filed your disability claim. Now you must wait for a response, and it is not coming tomorrow. Come to think of it, it is probably going to take a little while to hear back – I mean a government entity responding hastily, you’ve been to the DMV, right? Meanwhile, you…

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I applied for SSDI but was approved for SSI? (Reasons you should appeal!)

I applied for SSDI but was approved for SSI? (Reasons you should appeal!)

So, you have applied for help and got approved for SSI but not SSDI! Should you accept the award already offered to you or appeal your award and continue trying to get SSDI? If you accept just SSI, you can move on with your life and stop worrying about the SSDI process. For most people,…

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How Much Back Pay Will I Get from SSI?

How Much Back Pay Will I Get from SSI?

After the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a person’s disability claim, that person often receives back pay from SSI or SSDI, in addition to their monthly benefits. The amount of back pay depends on the length of time elapsing between submitting the initial claim and getting approved. The Difference Between SSI and SSDI Supplemental Security…

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How to Calculate Social Security Credits, Formerly Quarters of Coverage

How to Calculate Social Security Credits, Formerly Quarters of Coverage

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a credits system to determine who is eligible to collect benefits. The SSA will examine whether you have met the minimum work requirements for eligibility. These credits, once called “quarters of coverage,” are based on the amount of time you have worked, and, to some extent, the compensation you…

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What You Can Expect After Your Social Security Disability Hearing

What can you expect after your Social Security disability hearing? On average, Social Security Disability appeals take months to resolve.  Once you have your appeal hearing, it’s easy to feel a deep sense of relief.  However, waiting on untimely court determinations creates unexpected stress.    Did your attorney do everything correctly?  Did your attorney make the strongest…

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What happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?

What Happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?

What happens at a Social Security disability hearing? The idea of a Social Security disability hearing can be a daunting notion to those who have never stood before a judge before. The environment is so foreign to most people’s experiences that the entire ordeal can be overwhelming. When you’re suffering from a disability that prevents…

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How Does SSDI Back Pay Work?

How does SSDI back pay work? There may come a time when you are not able to work because of a condition that prevents you from doing so. If that is the case, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is accessible to you if you…

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What Happens to My Child’s SSI When He Turns 18?

What happens to your child’s SSI when he turns 18? For many purposes, adulthood starts, and childhood ends when one reaches the age of 18. And just like many things at this point in life, SSI benefits can change as well. According to the policies set by the Social Security Administration, claimants who have filed…

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What is Presumptive Disability in SSDI Claims and How Does it Work?

What is a presumptive disability? For those who have few assets, a low income and are disabled or blind, Social Security Income is a benefit paid monthly that can help pay the bills. To qualify as disabled, you must have a medical condition that prevents you from supporting yourself financially. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining…

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Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Social Anxiety?

Can you receive Social Security Disability Benefits for social anxiety? While many people are affected by high levels of stress and anxiety in their daily life, there are others who suffer from anxiety on a regular basis. Anxiety is a mental condition that is marked by extreme fear and worry in the midst of everyday…

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