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Can I Work And Still Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Maybe! It is possible to work part-time and not lose your Social Security Disability benefits but the answer depends on how much you earn and what kind of disability benefits you are receiving. If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and go to work, your SSI benefits will be reduced by $1.00 for every $2.00 you earn after the first $65.00 or ($85.00) if you have no other income. That means that you could earn so much working part-time but your SSI benefits would stop. Social Security Disability Benefits and Working (SSD) If you’re receiving Social Security Disability benefits and your earnings are...

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Can I Attempt A Trial Work Period While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Yes! The Social Security Administration has a trial work period (TWP) that lets you test your ability to work for at least 9 months. You will receive your full Social Security benefits, regardless of how much you earn, so long as you report your work activity and continue to have a disabling impairment. In 2014, the trial work month is any month in which your average earnings are over substantial gainful activity (SGA) and your total earnings are more than $1,070. A trial work period will continue until you work 9 trial months within a 60 month period. Months don’t have...

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Social Security Disability Benefits For Wounded Warriors

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Military service members who became disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs, may be eligible for expedited processing of their Social Security Disability claims. How you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits! Social Security Disability benefits are different than the VA. The Social Security Administration has its own claims process (linked to our articles) and to be found disabled for Social Security purposes, you must: Be unable to do substantial work because of your medical condition(s); and You medical condition(s) must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year or...

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Unemployment Benefits And Your Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits

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The receipt of Unemployment Insurance benefits does not prevent you from getting Social Security Disability benefits. In Cleveland v. Policy Management Systems Corp. 526 U.S. 795 (1999), the United States Supreme Court held, in a unanimous decision, that a claim for Social Security Disability benefits is consistent with a claim for relief under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), even though there must be an ability to work in order to obtain relief under the ADA. The United States Supreme Court held that under the presumptions embodied in the 5-Step Sequential Evaluation process, a person can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits...

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Surviving Spouse Social Security Benefits For Same Sex Couples

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) issued rules on December 16, 2003 authorizing the processing and payment of some surviving spouse lump sum death benefits for same sex married couples. SSA has also begun to process claims for the spouses of retired workers, if the couple is married and domiciled in a state that recognizes same sex marriages. There is the question of what happens if the couple was married in the state that recognizes same sex marriage but the wage earner lived in a state that didn’t recognize same sex marriage. We’ll keep you advised once the Social Security Administration addresses this...

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS AND ACUTE LEUKEMIA

If you’ve been diagnosed with acute leukemia you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration uses a 5 Step sequential evaluation to determine if you are entitled to Social Security disability benefits. [caption id="attachment_5175" align="aligncenter" width="250"] Leukemia social security disability[/caption] How does the Social Security Administration decide if I qualify for disability benefits for leukemia? The Social Security Administration will consider whether or not your leukemia is severe enough to meet a listing at Step 3 of the sequential evaluation process. There is a medical listing 3.06A for acute leukemia. The Social Security Administration will want to see...

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How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Disability Claim?

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Many have wondered how the Government Shutdown will affect their disability claims. While the shutdown will limit the services that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will offer, the good news is they will continue to make payments as scheduled. The SSA will remain open for the following functions: Applications for benefits Requesting an appeal Changing your address or direct deposit information Accepting reports of death Verifying or changing your citizenship Replacing lost or missing Social Security Payment Issuing a critical payment Changing a representative payee Processing a change in your living arrangement or income (SSI only) The hearing office will remain...

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What Proof Does SSA Require to Establish a Medically Determinable Impairment of Fibromyalgia?

SSA has issued Social Security Ruling SSR-12-2p for the evaluation of fibromyalgia in disability claims. Nancy Cavey, fibromyalgia disability attorney hopes that this ruling will result in a proper evaluation of fibromyalgia by Administrative Law Judge’s. Fibromyalgia will be considered a medically determinable impairment when it is established by appropriate medical evidence. Under SSR-12-2p a claimant who alleges disability cased on fibromyalgia must: 1. Be diagnosed by a licensed physician (medical or osteopathic doctor). 2. The doctor must have reviewed the person’s medical history and conducted a physical examination. 3. The medical records must document the claimant’s symptoms over time. 4. The diagnosis must be consistent...

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Social Security Ruling on Fibromyalgia

Those diagnosed with fibromyalgia had a difficult battle proving that they are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits because of the lack of objective medical findings. Over the years the Social Security Administration’s position has evolved and in 1999, SSA issued Social Security ruling (SSR (99-2p)) that provided that claimants with fibromyalgia could be evaluated under the criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome. Despite this directive, ALJ has continued to deny claims based on fibromyalgia finding that Social Security Disability applicants were not credible when there was no medical diagnoses or that the claimants occasional daily activities conflicted with their allegations...

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Don’t Destroy Your Social Security Disability Claim By Failing to Accurately Complete the Work History Report

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When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits the Social Security Administration is going to send you a form called the Work History Report form (SSA-3369-BK) http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa/3369.pdf Unfortunately, many Social Security Disability applicants don’t do a complete job of filling out the form which can result in the denial of your claim. The Work History Report form is interested in the jobs that you have held in the last 15 years. You need to describe how many hours and days you worked in a typical work week. While completing a work history form you should ask yourself what part of the work that...

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