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If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
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Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
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If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
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Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
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Social Security Disability Status
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Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Check Amount on Social Security Disability Award Letter
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
"My award letter gives me an amount I will receive minus medical deductions that are deducted monthly - Why is my check amount different?
Ex - awards letter says - 757.90 before any deductions - 99.90 deducted for medical insurance premiums every month -
Social security check amount - 559.30 - that is a 100.00 difference -
You stated that your award letter stated that your monthly Social Security disability amount was 757.90 before any deductions and they were going to take out 99.90 per month for your Medicare part B premium which should leave you with an actual benefit amount of about 659.00.
I would say the lower amount you received had two Medicare part B payments taken out of it. Medicare premiums are taken for the month previous of coverage, so it would appear that they took out the premium for your month of entitlement and another payment for the next month of coverage. Your ongoing check should be about 659.00 after your Medicare premium is deducted."
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SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
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