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Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Requirements for Disability

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Tips and Advice for Disability Claims

How long does Disability take?

Winning Disability Benefits

Common Mistakes after a Denial

Mental Disability Benefits

Denials for Disability

Appeals for denied claims

Disability Benefits from SSA

SSI Benefits

Child Disability Benefits

Qualifications and How to Qualify

Working and Disability

Disability Awards and Notices

Disability Lawyers, Hiring Attorneys

Social Security List of Conditions

What Social Security considers disabling

Medical Evidence and Disability

Filing for Disability Benefits

Eligibility for Disability Benefits

SSD SSI Definitions

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Working while on Social Security Disability and Not Reporting

On this topic, there can only be one thing to say. If you receive social security disability, always report work activity and earnings to the social security administration.

A failure to do this can potentially result in the suspension of one's benefits, or, possibly, in an overpayment situation that may be difficult to resolve.

How soon should you report your earnings? As soon as you begin to receive them. Who should you report them to? To your local social security office. In doing this, of course, it may be wise to actually make a visit to the office versus calling and leaving a message for a social security claims representative.

One thing you would probably be wise not to do is to call and report your earnings and work activity to the social security administration's toll free line. If you do this, you run the risk of your information not being acted upon properly (the SSA 1-800 line is legendary for giving out wrong information and failing to document information that has been reported to the social security administration using this line).

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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 answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria