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Qualifications and How to Qualify

Working and Disability

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Social Security List of Conditions

What Social Security considers disabling

Medical Evidence and Disability

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Can a Mentally Disabled Person receive SSDI if they are a beneficiary to a trust fund?

Here's a question from the facebook page. "How does a mentally disabled individual still receive SSDI and other government assistance when he is beneficiary to a large trust fund?"

If the individual is receiving Social Security disability it does not matter if they have a large trust fund. That is because SSD is not subject to assets. A person could have a million or ten million dollars and it would not affect their eligibility for SSD. SSI, though, is subject to an asset limit of $2000.

However, that said, if they are receiving SSI disability it still may or may not affect their benefits. It really depends upon how the trust is set up as to whether it affects entitlement to SSI disability benefits or not. Because we don't have all the particulars in this, there's no way to give a definitive answer.

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Disability for a mental condition
Tips for Filing for disability
Financial Help Filing For Disability
Checklist for filing for disability, SSI or SSD
Qualifying for disability benefits, how to qualify for SSD or SSI
Filing a disability application: the steps
Disability award notice, how long it takes to get benefits
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go?
What makes you eligible to get disability?
How to check my disability claim status?
Can a disability attorney speed up a disability case?
SSI disability Award Letter
How long to get approved for disability?
How to apply for disability benefits
How long does disability back pay take?
What are qualifications for getting disability?
What medical conditions can you file disability for?
Disability Lawyer help questions
Social Security Attorneys, Disability Representatives