How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

Recent Articles and Answers to Questions October 2014

  1. Should I have to go to court or get a Lawyer to get approved for Social Security Disability or SSI?

  2. When a person that has been receiving SSD monthly payments dies, how is the last payment made?

  3. Should I Pay a Disability Attorney a 21% Fee?

  4. Am I Eligible to get Benefits (SSDI, Medicare) if I worked overseas and get a disability pension from another country?

  5. I hope you can find a answer to my question concerning the reopening of a prior waiver in my disability case

  6. How long does it take to get SSI Disability Benefits?

  7. Social Security Disability and Bilateral Hearing Loss

  8. When can I expect my first disability check and my back pay check?

  9. Social Security Disability Waiver of Overpayment

  10. Can I get Retroactive SSI Disability Benefits?

  11. What Are The Odds of Winning A Social Security Disability Appeal?

  12. What Conditions Qualify For Social Security Disability?

  13. Social Security Disability - What is considered earned income versus unearned income according to the SSA?

  14. When a parent receives disability benefits, can the children receive benefits?

  15. Question about when Social Security Disability Benefits began (date of onset)

  16. Check Amount on Social Security Disability Award Letter

  17. Denied for SSI appeal in Georgia

  18. What is the regulation for SSDI Retroactive Benefits?

  19. If I receive SSDI and I divorce, will my SSDI increase?

  20. Disability Back Pay for Child in Kentucky

  21. SSA Medical Exam and your own Physician

  22. If I die while on Social Security Disability, will my wife receive anything?

  23. How do you get meds in the two wait for Medicare after an Approval for Disability?

  24. Can I file for SSI online?

  25. Approved for Disability but Medicare being terminated?

  26. Social Security Disability, children dependent benefits, and Marital Status

  27. Is there a Letter showing the reasons why I was denied for disability?

  28. What Should I Expect at my Social Security Disability Review if I am working part-time?

  29. Filing for Disability - Blind in one eye and a Learning Disability, Do I have a Case?

  30. How do I file for my children and spouse if I am Receiving SSDI?

  31. How long does it take to hear from SSI?

  32. Claim for SS Disability - What does an attorney or Representative charge?

  33. Social Security Disability Temporary Benefits and Closed Periods

  34. SSI Disability and when a claim is filed

  35. Disability Attorney did not advise filing an appeal - Appealing to get a better onset date can be risky

  36. What to do if your Disability Benefits are stopped

  37. Will I qualify for disability with back pain, a bone spur, and bulging disks?

  38. Why do you receive a Social Security Disability benefit back payment?

  39. Why is Charcot-marie-tooth not on the Social Security Disability list of impairments?

  40. Would I eligible for SSD if I file now since I was disabled at the time I stopped working?

  41. Not enough accumulated quarters for disability even though I worked for 30 years, what do I do?

  42. Do you get SSI back benefits from the time you were disabled?

  43. Social Security Disability review question about part-time work

  44. Can a college student get benefits if their parent receives Social Security Disability?

  45. If I get disability for a physical condition, can I receive more if I also have a mental condition?

  46. I am on disability for cerebral palsy. Will I lose my Social Security Disability if I marry?

  47. Does SSA consider my entire work history or just recent work history?

  48. I receive retirement and am legally blind with retinitis pigmentosa, can I also file for disability?

  49. Does SSI disability come with automatic medical care?

  50. Am I disabled with obesity, muscle spasms, bone spurs, and advanced arthritis in my spine?

  51. Is it possible to file for Temporary Disability Income through Social Security?

  52. Your Social Security Disability amount is based on your work history and earnings

  53. Why does a Veteran's Spouse lose SSI after a service connected disability is approved?

  54. Can a disability lawyer or representative charge an hourly fee for just helping to file the claim?

  55. If I apply for disability and my doctor says I am disabled, is there a waiting period to receive benefits?

  56. Will Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and arthritis in my hands qualify for disability?

  57. Will having a terminal illness guarantee an approval for Social Security Disability or SSI?

  58. Can disability be awarded for depression for a time until I am fully recovered?

  59. Is my daughter eligible to receive Social Security since she has been diagnosed with ADHD?

  60. Does Social Security take into consideration gross earnings or net earnings?

  61. With 100 percent Veterans Benefits, are you still eligible for disability?

  62. If Social Security says you have an overpayment can you have a hearing by a judge?

  63. What is the specific amount you can earn on Social Security Disability?

  64. Are there retroactive Social Security Benefits payable when reduced early retirement is taken at 62?

  65. Can you apply for disability if you already receive Social Security?

  66. SSI disability and monthly mortgage payments

  67. Will working part-time affect my SSD?

  68. When does Social Security pay the first disability benefit check?

  69. Getting SSDI but making too much money

  70. Will my SSI or SSDI claim be denied if my spouse makes too much?

  71. For your Social Security Disability claim, submit whatever medical evidence you have

  72. Receiving SSDI payments and working below the SGA limit

  73. Receiving Social Security Disability and living in another country

  74. With low earnings can you be considered for Social Security Disability payments?

  75. SSDI and self-employment earnings from a business

  76. Can I get disability based on my high blood pressure and my age?

  77. Does surgery disqualify me from my disability application?

  78. Facing the possibility of having to leave work and go back on disability

  79. Can I get disability if I have seizures?

  80. If you meet a Social Security Disability listing, can a judge deny your claim?

  81. What happens if you miss your Social Security Disability Phone Interview?

  82. Filing for Social Security on the record of a spouse while still working

  83. A question about Social Security Disability converting to Social Security retirement

  84. If my account goes over the $2000 asset limit for one day, will it cause a problem for my SSI disability?

  85. Will surgery on limbs give you a chance of getting disability?

  86. What if Social Security Disability does not follow my doctor's assessment of my condition?

  87. Does sleep apnea treatment qualify a person for temporary SSI disability?

  88. Was I treated unfairly by the judge at my disability hearing?

  89. You can qualify for disability based on epilepsy in two separate ways

  90. Filing for disability and the difficulty of switching to other work when you have medical problems

  91. SSI, household income, parental income, and living arrangements

  92. Is it possible that I will lose my disability benefits when my case is being reviewed?

  93. Can I file a disability claim for my adult child who lacks mental capacity?

  94. Will getting retirement affect my application for disability based on COPD?

  95. What does it mean when a Social Security Disability claim is expedited?

  96. Why does a disability claim take so long and is it harder if I am under age 55?

  97. Will my Social Security Disability check be lowered by a pension?

  98. If you get Social Security Disability and go back to work, do you have to pay anything back?

  99. Does the disability attorney fee have a cap?

  100. How to update your Social Security Disability or SSI claim

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