Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Can I apply to receive more money for another condition if I am already receiving disability benefits?

Is it possible for me to receive a physical and mental disability benefit at the same time? I have received physical disability since 1987. After a recent stay at the hospital I was sorting through all my paperwork. In my Health Summary, under Current Health Issues, which is a list of 11 issues, I noticed Brain Disorder to be on the list dated 08/29/2014. I also noticed under this was a list of the 7 medications I currently take daily. I wondered if they came to this conclusion because of the 7 medications which do vary from heavy pain medications to strong muscle relaxers for 27 years.

After reading and seeing this was their conclusion, it crossed my mind to apply for a mental disability. Then I wondered how would it benefit me. Would I receive more money? Would I receive Medicaid instead of Medicare? Would my 7 prescriptions be any cheaper? Could I live in a nicer home? Would all my doctors visits be any cheaper or more expensive? All kinds of questions enter my mind. Could you tell me some of the ways it would benefit me and if it would be worth the effort for me to even apply since I am a T-4 paraplegic and it is not very easy for me to go downtown without assistance from someone else and must be planned at least a day and a half or 2 days for someone in my situation.

If you are already receiving disability benefits, you cannot file for new conditions. Social Security disability benefits are based upon your earnings when you filed. If you are receiving Medicare, you could always file for Medicaid provided your income and resources are below the limits. There really is nothing more payable from Social Security and the only thing you might check for is Medicaid.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

Related pages:

What is considered a Disabling medical condition by Social Security?
Can you File for Disability for more than one Condition?
How Disabling Does A Condition Have To Be For Social Security Disability, SSDI Benefits?
Receiving Benefits - Your Medical Condition and Social Security Disability or SSI
What Conditions Qualify For Social Security Disability?
Receiving disability for a mental condition in North Carolina
What condition or conditions qualifies for disability in North Carolina?
Social Security Disability Approvals - Medical Conditions and Getting Approved

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 is qualifying for disability based on?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status - when should I call to check
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What are the SSI disability qualifications for Adults and Children?
How Likely are You to Win Your Disability Case?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?
Working while getting Disability - Is it Possible?
What is Social Security Back Pay?
What is the maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability?