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How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
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Do you have to notify your employer if you apply for Social Security?



 
The simple answer to this question is that you do not have to notify your employer if you are filing for disability. When you complete your disability application you will be asked for your permission with regard to contacting your employers to verify work information. Generally, Social Security has no need to speak with your employer when you file for disability.

There would be some situations for which contact with your employer might be beneficial to your disability claim. One example would be if your employer is actually subsidizing your employment by giving you special considerations such as: allowing your to take more breaks, allowing more absences, allowing you to perform limited duties, or even continuing to pay you even though your work is not worth that of other employees.



If your employer states they are paying your regular salary but your work is worth only 50%, then only half of your monthly salary will count toward the month SGA limit (this is the limit for how much earned income you can have and get disability).

Another example might be that Social Security could pay you more months of disability benefits if they can verify the date you stopped working.

The above situations occur rarely and Social Security does not arbitrarily contact employers. Disability examiners and Claims representatives prefer to speak with you alone about work activity. If you are working and earning below SGA, or think your employer is subsidizing your work, you should contact Social Security to file for disability.








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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

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