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Recent Articles and Answers to Questions November 2014

  1. Will collecting retirement stop disability benefits?

  2. How long will it take to receive my Social Security Award letter and back pay?

  3. Disability benefits can be ceased for medical improvement but it is hard for SSA to prove

  4. Will I qualify for disability if I tried to go back to work?

  5. Collecting SSI Disability, marriage, and work

  6. Can I get disability for arthritis in my shoulders, arms, and feet?

  7. How do you find out how your disability claim is going and where it is in the process?

  8. Turned down at my disability hearing: should I appeal or refile?

  9. Proving you are disabled for Social Security Disability with older work credits

  10. Can I work if I have not received my disability award letter?

  11. Filing and qualifying for disability with melanoma

  12. What if I receive disability and want to cash out an IRA?

  13. Will a new diagnosis of depression help on a disability appeal after being denied on the initial disability application?

  14. How to go back on disability after trying to work again

  15. Can you draw Social Security Disability on a spouse's Social Security earnings record?

  16. Can you file for SSD and SSI at the same time and have the cases worked on separately?

  17. Can I request and submit my own medical records for my disability case?

  18. Can I apply for benefits with bipolar and no long term medical history?

  19. Social Security Disability and ongoing education, will it hurt my claim if I am going to school?

  20. Can I be in school and apply for disability?

  21. Applying for disability with bipolar, anxiety, and antisocial personality disorder

  22. Trying to get disability with meniere's, degenerative disc, ankylosing spondylitis, depression, and anxiety

  23. Awarded SSD benefits, can I work while getting disability?

  24. How does age affect a Social Security Disability or SSI case?

  25. Denied at disability hearing and filed appeal with appeals council

  26. Can I supplement my income with part time work while I get disability?

  27. Applying for disability based on stroke, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and fatigue

  28. Social Security Disability and treatment counselors

  29. Filing for disability with congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy

  30. Can you qualify for disability based on narcolepsy?

  31. Can I get disability with anxiety, IBS, asthma, migraines, OCD, bad vision, and depression?

  32. Social Security Disability and Workman's compensation

  33. Filing a second application for disability

  34. Applying for permanent disability with liver disease and a spinal fusion

  35. What happens if I am on disability and sell property?

  36. Will the disability examiner call my former employer about the type of work I did?

  37. Does Social Security consider all of your past jobs?

  38. Social Security Disability for insomnia or sleep disorders

  39. Filing with SSA for disabled child with autism

  40. Do you have to report an EEOC settlement to Social Security if you get disability benefits?

  41. Social Security Disability, freelance income, and paying taxes

  42. Should I have a local Social Security Disability Advocate?

  43. Social Security back pay and temporary state disability benefits

  44. What does a child get if a person is approved for disability?

  45. SSI disability rule concerning living arrangements and shared household expenses

  46. If I work part time, will Social Security deduct from my disability check?

  47. Denied at my disability review and am now appealing that determination

  48. If I get approved for disability on the second application

  49. Can you get disability benefits while you wait for your hearing to be scheduled?

  50. Receiving Social Security Disability benefits if you are blind

  51. Deadline to file request for disability hearing

  52. Applying for disability with a cervical spine discectomy and fusion

  53. Do you have to report Social Security Disability income?

  54. Social Security benefits if you already get short term disability

  55. What is the difference between receiving back pay for SSD and SSI?

  56. Filing for retroactive disability benefits

  57. Can my disability benefits be garnished for unpaid fines?

  58. Why does Social Security take five months of benefits from you when you are awarded?

  59. Social Security Disability, previous employers, and past job work performance

  60. What can I expect from a Social Security Mental Examination or Evaluation?

  61. Is there a waiting period for SSI or SSDI?

  62. Can I qualify for SSI benefits due to having angina?

  63. Will the inability to do daily activities say to Social Security you cannot work?

  64. What is the first thing that will get you denied for disability?

  65. Are people with HIV and AIDS immediately approved for disability?

  66. Do people with 20/200 corrected vision or worse automatically get disability?

  67. Why does Social Security or DDS disregard my doctor's statement supporting my case?

  68. When you file for disability do you have to see their doctors?

  69. Social Security Disability Approval and Denial Rates

  70. Social Security Attorneys and Disability Representatives

  71. Disability lawyers - basic questions for Social Security help

  72. Social Security Disability benefits for stroke

  73. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States

  74. Applying for Social Security Disability or SSI for Stroke

  75. Social Security Disability, back pain, and sedentary, light, and medium work

  76. Social Security Disability, SSI, and low IQ

  77. Applying for disability with Schizophrenia

  78. Can I get disability for Rheumatoid arthritis?

  79. Social Security Disability, SSI, and autoimmune disorders

  80. Can you get disability for ankylosing spondylitis?

  81. Saying the wrong thing at a Social Security medical exam

  82. Chances of being denied disability after an examination

  83. Do people go bankrupt due to the long wait for disability benefits?

  84. Social Security Disability denied for the second time

  85. Do you have to go to a mental exam after applying for disability?

  86. Invisible Disabilities and decisions on claims for disability

  87. Filing an SSI disability appeal

  88. The chances of winning with a Social Security Disability judge

  89. Social Security Disability, SSI and more than one medical problem

  90. An on the record disability decision can speed up a case

  91. Social Security Disability SSI Application Hearing Tips: Describing work

  92. To win disability, you must be seen by a doctor and have recent records

  93. Social Security Disability and ESRD, End Stage Renal Disease

  94. Applying for disability with hearing loss

  95. Filing for Social Security Disability with Post Polio

  96. Social Security Disability and cerebral palsy

  97. Social Security Disability Benefits and Drug and Alcohol Use

  98. Applying for Disability with high blood pressure

  99. Filing for disability based on Borderline Personality Disorder

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