Do I Have To Repay My Student Loan If I Am Disabled?

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Student loan debt is one of the fastest growing debts in the United States. As young adults all across the country graduate and begin to prepare for a career, the last thing on their mind may be the possibility of becoming disabled and unable to work. When the ability to work is taken out of the equation it is hard … Read More

Is My Child Eligible For Disability Payments?

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Having a disabled child is challenge emotionally and also financially. Disabled children can require around the clock care, non-traditional educational opportunities, and alternative modes of transportation. All of these needs are costly and can take a toll on a family’s budget. In certain circumstances a disabled child can be eligible for disability payments. These benefits help to provide the funds … Read More

What Is A Compassionate Allowance For Purposes Of Disability Benefits?

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Getting approved for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits can be hard. An applicant has to prove they paid enough into social security and that they have a disability that prevents them from working. The standards are high and the procedure takes time, both of which can be frustrating to a person with a severely disabling condition. In order to … Read More

How Much Does It Cost To File A Claim For Disability?

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If you are disabled and unable to work, you are probably worried about how you are going to provide for your family. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has programs in place to help you, but the rules are complicated and the process can be overwhelming. Aside from feeling anxious about whether you are filling out the forms properly and whether … Read More

Things That Cause SSDI Payments To Stop

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If you have been successful in getting approved for SSDI you will want to make sure you do not do anything to cause the payments to stop. For many disabled workers, SSDI and SSI payments are their only source of income. If these payments were to end, financial hardship would ensue and families would be left without the money needed … Read More

Can I Have Money In The Bank And Still Get SSDI?

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Social Security benefits for disabled workers depend upon showing the disability is such that it is not feasible to continue working, and that the individual has paid into the social security system. Along with being unable to work, a minimum number of work credits must be earned to qualify. Disability benefits are not awarded based on financial need, so having … Read More

Will My SSDI Eligibility Change If I Get Better?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is designed to provide disabled workers a revenue stream under certain circumstances. To qualify for SSDI you have to have paid into social security and prove you are disabled. There are a lot of rules and the process can be complicated, making it necessary to get the help of a knowledgeable attorney. After you are … Read More

Can I Get Benefits If My Deceased Spouse Was On Disability?

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Social security payments are personal, meaning the amount of your social security payment benefit is directly related to you and your work history. Over your lifetime you earn wages and pay into the social security system through taxes withheld from your paycheck. These payments add up and you are given “credit” for your work so that when you reach retirement … Read More

What Are The Requirements For SSI?

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Supplement Security Income (SSI) is not the same as Social Security Disability Income (SSDI).  SSI is a financial needs based program whereas SSDI is tied to a disability that prevents you from returning to work. The two benefit programs are often used in tandem, meaning an applicant will first apply for SSDI and when that award is insufficient to cover … Read More

How Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits If I Cannot Afford To Go To A Doctor For Regular Checkups?

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The key to getting Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is that you actually have a disability that prevents you from working. In order to have a determination made that you are disabled, you will have to see a doctor. This becomes problematic if you do not have enough money or adequate healthcare benefits to see a doctor. So, does this … Read More