Can I Get Benefits If My Spouse Is Disabled?

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When your spouse becomes disabled the hardship is on the entire family. This is even more true if your spouse was the major breadwinner in your house, and you are now without a significant portion of your family’s monthly income. Your disabled spouse may be eligible for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), but the payments may not be enough to … Read More

How Long Does It Take To Be Approved For Disability Benefits?

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If you are disabled and need benefits to get by, getting approved is better sooner rather than later. That means you need to make your application as soon as possible after becoming disabled, so your benefits can begin to flow quickly. Once benefits begin, you start receiving monthly payment and even get back pay to a certain date. These payments … Read More

What Is The Income Level For SSI?

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Disabled workers who have paid in to the social security system may be eligible for disability benefits. Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is paid to workers who are not able to work, and knowing how much you qualify for will help you budget and make plans for the future. The amount of benefit is not determined based upon your disability, … Read More

How Much Will My SSDI Payments Be?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) payments are awarded to workers who are disabled and not able to work and earn a living. When you become disabled you need to visit the doctor to obtain a medical determination as to your disability, and how that disability prevents you from performing any substantial job duty. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will look … Read More

Do I Get More SSDI If I Have Dependents?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is paid to workers who are no longer able to work, due to a disability. The process requires you to have worked and paid into social security, and make an application for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will then review your application, determine if you are disabled, and if so you will be awarded … Read More

How Does The Social Security Administration Define Disability?

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If you work, you get a paycheck. And if you look closely at your check (and who doesn’t?), you will notice there are a lot of things taken out of your pay. Taxes come to mind first, then maybe health care costs, 401(k), or a premium for life insurance. These withholdings ensure you have healthcare and a retirement plan (if … Read More

Is There An Age Requirement For SSDI?

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Being disabled presents daily challenges, one of which is the inability to go to work. If you are not able to work, you are not able to earn a wage. This makes it near impossible to support yourself, or your family. But in some circumstances a disabled worker qualifies for benefits, providing for benefit payments that help to offset monthly … Read More

How Is My Disability Start Date Determined?

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When applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits you have to allege you are disabled and state when your disability began. These two things may be the two most important parts of your case. First, in order to receive disability pay you have to be disabled. You prove a disability with medical evidence that show not only are you … Read More

Can I Get SSDI If I Live In Another Country?

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A lot of people move from state to state during their life, but a good number also make the choice to move outside of the United States. If you are receiving disability benefits you may wonder if you can move to another country and still get paid. This question comes up a lot because Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and … Read More