Disability Benefits offered through Social Security

Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it
Social Security back pay is based upon the date you became unable to work due to a medical or mental condition.

If I Am Determined Disabled, How Far Back Will Social Security Pay Benefits?
How far back Social Security will pay disability benefits to a disabled person is determined by the date you filed your disability claim when applying for Social Security and/or SSI disability.

Can my Social Security Disability or SSI benefits be stopped or cutoff?
A medical cessation refers the termination of an individual's disability benefits because of medical improvement.

How often will my disability claim be reviewed?
Social Security Disability claims are reviewed according to the medical review diary date.

How does the Social Security Disability Review work?
These reviews are known as Social Security Disability reviews or continuing medical reviews (CDR for short).

How long can you receive SSI or Social Security Disability benefits?
The vast majority of claims are continued, or re-approved, following each periodic review.

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
The simple answer to this question is that Social Security Disability and SSI benefits are not short-term disability programs and, thus, do not provide temporary benefits.

Do you get medical healthcare benefits with Social Security Disability?
Social Security offers healthcare benefits through the Medicare health insurance program.

Does Social Security Disability Come With Medicaid Benefits?
While Social Security Disability does not come with Medicaid, there are still many Social Security Disability beneficiaries who still become eligible for Medicaid benefits.

Does Social Security Disability pay for medicine prescriptions?
if you are entitled to Social Security Disability then you may be entitled to Medicare part A, Medicare part B, or Medicare part D.

Is there a time limit for how long you can collect Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
There is no time limit for collecting Social Security Disability or SSI disability benefits.

How much does Social Security Disability or SSI pay?
The amount of money that is payable to you as a disability benefit is based on your earnings record.

If I Move To A State Where There Is A Lower Cost Of Living, Would My SSD Benefits Decrease?
The key to this question is whether or not your "overall monthly money will decrease if you move to another state. Some disability beneficiaries may have a decrease in their over all benefits due to a move to another state.

Do You Get Cost Of Living Increases If You Receive Social Security Disability Or SSI?
If Social Security gives a cost of living increase for a given year, then all Social Security, disability, survivor, retirement, and SSI disability beneficiaries will receive it.

If you get Social Security Disability benefits do you get Medicare or Medicaid?
Both the Social Security Disability and SSI disability programs have some provision for medical coverage. But those provisions are very different from each other.

What will trigger a review of a Social Security Disability claim?
The two most common triggers of a review of an individual's Social Security Disability claim or Supplemental Security Income claim (SSI claim) are A) work activity and B) medical review diary dates.

About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.