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.
Our website includes a searchable database that lets you check the approval and denial rating of every ALJ in the country. Although there is no guarantee that your application will be approved, knowing the ALJ’s approval rating before the hearing can help you (or your disability attorney, if you hire one) better strategize how to present your case.
Here are the 4 most common ways to win an SSD and SSI case due to a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak. If you or a loved one is suffering from a CSF leak and has questions about navigating the Social Security process we can help.
We recently added to our website a very helpful section entitled Judge Search. The main reason to search your judge is to see what percentage of the time your judge issues favorable decisions. The current national average for favorable decisions is 44%.
For most disability applicants, an administrative appeal is their first real chance at having their disability application approved. See who must be present at a disability hearing and what specific role each person has to play. Understanding that can help alleviate your fears.
While individuals can receive multiple benefits based on their disability status, certain payments can affect the amount of their monthly social security disability benefit. These other benefits may cause your monthly benefit amount to be reduced or eliminated. Here’s how receipt of certain disability payments and workers’ compensation payments can affect your SSD or SSI benefits.
Your age can sometimes help increase the chance that your disability application will be approved. The SSA has specific disability age categories, see what they are.
Although no attorney can guarantee that the SSA will approve your application for social security disability benefits, some factors push the odds of approval in your favor.
You don’t need an attorney to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But hiring an experienced disability lawyer increases the likelihood that your application will be approved. To help, we’ve prepared this disability FAQ of questions to ask to ensure you hire the disability attorney who is right for you.
Those diagnosed with COVID-19, particularly those who were unable to work, frequently ask whether the diagnosis makes them eligible for social security disability (SSD) benefits. See the answer.