Many of the accidental injuries lead to short- and long-term disabilities. In fact, 25% of 20-year-olds can expect to be out of work for at least one year or more due to a disability, potentially making them eligible for social security disability insurance benefits.
Whether you can receive retirement and SSDI benefits depends on what you mean by “retirement”. For SSDI purposes, retirement means benefits paid through the SSA. Yet Social Security retirement benefits are not always the only benefit people receive when they retire. Pensions or 401(k) plans through an employer also pay benefits at retirement. While many people generically refer to each of these as “retirement” benefits, for purposes of receiving both SSDI and retirement benefits, they are very different.
If you are unable to work due to a disability or medical condition, you’ve likely considered applying for disability benefits. But the type of disability benefits you may be eligible for depend on whether your disability is classified as partial or total and how it affects, or is expected to affect, your future ability to work.
Though not a guaranteed solution, there are steps SSD applicants can take that may potentially help them avoid the disability backlog and decrease the time it takes for the SSA to approve their application.
One of the first questions people have when they’re approved for social security disability (SSD) benefits is: Will I have to pay federal taxes on my SSD benefits? The answer depends on the type of social security disability benefits received and the recipient’s other income.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) released changes to its social security benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) programs. Here’s what recipients need to know for 2022.
The rulings fall into two main categories. Social Security Rulings set a precedent on how to apply the law. Acquiescence Rulings detail how the SSA changes its policies after a ruling by a US Court of Appeals. Read on to learn more about both of these topics.
If you’ve been awarded VA benefits through the military, there is no automatic approval process to obtain SSD benefits. The VA and Social Security have different processes for proving benefits for disabled individuals. When reviewing for VA eligibility, they review the application in the light most favorable to the veteran. The Social Security Administration, on the other hand, does not review their applications in that same light. To learn more, watch this short video.
When you apply for social security disability you will be required to complete a Function Report (Form SSA-3373-BK). The purpose of the Function Report is to provide the Social Security Administration with information about how your disability affects your ability to perform everyday functions.
You provided the Social Security Administration(SSA) with detailed medical records from your treating physician as part of your Social Security Disability application. The information contains a medical source statement, statement of diagnosis, medical and treatment notes, and laboratory tests and other imaging that supports your disability. Why then is the SSA requiring that you undergo a consultative exam? What exactly can you expect during one?