Can I Receive Both SSI and SSDI At The Same Time?

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Understanding how and when you are eligible for payments from the Social Security Administration can be confusing. There are a lot of abbreviations to denote different payment types and sometimes the types of payments can overlap. For instance, there are social security benefits that are paid to people who have worked and paid into the system over time and there … Read More

Why Are Disability Benefits Denied?

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The disability benefits available through the Social Security Administration provide a steady stream of income for workers who are unable to stay gainfully employed due to a disability. But getting approved for disability is not an easy task and the majority of requests are denied, at least initially. A denial can be for a number of reasons and when benefits … Read More

If My Doctor Says That I Am Disabled, Does That Qualify Me?

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Being hurt on the job or suffering an injury outside of work that leaves you disabled and unable to work is devastating. Without an income you are not able to provide for your family and cover monthly expenses. Fortunately, disabled persons may qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and possibly Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The key is to establish … Read More

How Does The SSA Define “Disability”?

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Social Security benefits are not limited to payments upon reaching the age of retirement. The Social Security Administration also provides a number of benefits that have to deal with medical and mental conditions. These benefits are generally lumped together and referred to as “disability” payments, but there is more to the issue than just being “disabled”. First and foremost, an … Read More