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New medical records for SSDI claim
I already submitted my SSDI claim and it's being looked at now, hopefully. But I just remembered some doctors records from an emergency room visit th...
1 4 years 14 weeks ago
by NervousN
4 years 14 weeks ago
by The Editor
Mom has my social security card
Is there any Massachusetts law or U.S. law that requires my mother (lives in Massachusetts) to give me my social security card when I turn 18? She sa...
2 4 years 15 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 15 weeks ago
by The Editor
SSDI and short term disability from work
I've been out on short term disability for a couple of months months but eventually that is going to expire pretty soon. If I apply for SSDI will it ...
1 4 years 16 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 16 weeks ago
by The Editor
Social Security Disability after release from prison in MA
My Son is currently in prison and will get out in several months hopefully. He lost his SSDI when he went in and wants to know how he can get it back...
1 4 years 19 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 19 weeks ago
by The Editor
Disabilities that automatically qualify for SSDI?
Are there any diseases or disabilities that automatically qualify for SSI or SSDI? I'm thinking of something like cancer where it is clear that the p...
1 4 years 20 weeks ago
by Lynchie
4 years 20 weeks ago
by The Editor
Applying for SSI with Ex wife's social security number
I'm applying for SSI and think I may need my ex-wife's social security number for the application. I don't know it and don't know where she is and sh...
1 4 years 21 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 21 weeks ago
by The Editor
SSDI and Working
Hello Does anybody know if it is legal to collect SSDI and at the same time get paid to have an indidvidual with a mental handicap live with you. A ...
1 4 years 23 weeks ago
by Christos1025
4 years 23 weeks ago
by The Editor
How long should my SSDI application approval take?
I'm just wondering because I've read and heard different things but it seems like my SSDI application is taking longer than I thought it would and lon...
1 4 years 23 weeks ago
by RolandR
4 years 23 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can my disability payment be increased?
I've been getting my SSDI now for about 8 months. My condition is getting worse and it's harder for me to do much of anything at this point. So does...
1 4 years 24 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 24 weeks ago
by The Editor
Will inheritance effect my disability benefits?
I am getting disability benefits now, for about 2 years. Now my aunt died and she left me some cash. Only about $4,000. Could this cause a problem ...
1 4 years 26 weeks ago
by Chin66
4 years 26 weeks ago
by The Editor
collecting ssd and working overseas
has anyone every been caught working overseas on ssd? how could the usa find out about the income? what might happen if someone tries this
2 4 years 27 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 27 weeks ago
by free11
SSDI and two family home
I've been receiving SSDI for several years now but my wife and I can't seem to make ends meet. We are thinking of selling our home and buying a two f...
1 4 years 27 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 27 weeks ago
by The Editor
SSDI representative payee problems?
After my father died two years ago my younger brother became my representative payee for my SSDI and he's doing a cr**py job. I think he's taking s...
1 4 years 28 weeks ago
by ferdN
4 years 28 weeks ago
by The Editor
Obesity and SSDI
Is obesity a medical condition that can get someone Social Security Disability payments? I looked on their website at the medical listings but I coul...
1 4 years 29 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 29 weeks ago
by The Editor
What does vocational expert do in SSDI appeal?
My case for Social Security Disability is going to appeal and my lawyer says we will have to deal with a vocational expert. What is that and what doe...
1 4 years 30 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 30 weeks ago
by The Editor
Lost SSDI appeal paperwork
I sent in my appeal paperwork for my SSDI claim several weeks ago and they say they still don't have it. I called the office last week and they say th...
1 4 years 31 weeks ago
by Bruinboy
4 years 31 weeks ago
by The Editor
What medical records should I send to SSA?
I'm trying to apply for Social Security Disability by myself and without an attorney. My back injury is pretty severe and I've been seeing a chiropra...
1 4 years 33 weeks ago
by Stipp
4 years 33 weeks ago
by The Editor
Consultative Examination with SSDI
I'm in the middle of trying to get my SSDI disability payments and I already sent in my medical records when I made my initial claim. Now social secu...
1 4 years 34 weeks ago
by CarlH
4 years 34 weeks ago
by The Editor
Disability benefits after conviction of crime
I was arrested earlier this week for an alleged crime that I did not do. Is it true that if I'm convicted of a crime I can lose my Social Security Di...
1 4 years 35 weeks ago
by Carney
4 years 35 weeks ago
by The Editor
Qualifications for SSDI
I am not working now and have not been able to work for a couple of months. In terms of my work history and my status as 'disabled' I think I should ...
1 4 years 36 weeks ago
by childres
4 years 36 weeks ago
by admin
Working while on SSDI
Do you have any information about the work incentive program that Social Security has? How does it work and can I still collect my monthly payments? ...
1 4 years 38 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 38 weeks ago
by The Editor
Illegal to work with SSDI?
I have a friend who is on SSDI and he has a ticket to work. Right now his friend is in the process of starting up his business. He is not getting paid...
1 4 years 38 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 38 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can Massachusetts seize my SSDI benefits to pay past due child support?
I live in Massachusetts and so does my ex, her boyfriend and our child. I'm trying to pay the child support I owe but I'm disabled now and trying to ...
1 4 years 39 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 39 weeks ago
by The Editor
Haven't worked enough to get Social Security Disability Insurance
Every doctor I talk to has told me I am disabled but because I didn't work so much over the last couple of decades, the Social Security Administration...
2 4 years 40 weeks ago
by Yanks44
4 years 40 weeks ago
by cstevec
Entitled to education?
I am disabled, I had worked for years paid in enough credits so I am now on Social Security Disability. I would like to go back to school but cannot a...
1 4 years 41 weeks ago
by irishpat77
4 years 40 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can autistic child collect social security disability payments?
My husband and I are solidly in the middle class, but we have a 4 year-old son with autism. Should we or can we sign him up for Social Security Disabi...
1 4 years 41 weeks ago
by Peter1976
4 years 41 weeks ago
by The Editor
Is Medicare a type of Social Security benefit?
I know it's probably a strange question but Medicare is part of Social Security, right? Or is it something different? Thanks.
1 4 years 42 weeks ago
by whodat
4 years 42 weeks ago
by The Editor
For how long or how many years can I collect SSDI?
Is there some limit to the number of years I can collect Social Security Disability? I have already had it for 6 years and still think I need it. Th...
1 4 years 46 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 46 weeks ago
by The Editor
Applying for social security benefits and attorney fees
Can you explain the process of how I start my social security disability benefits application? I mean the very first step I have to take to get going...
1 4 years 47 weeks ago
by Injured
4 years 47 weeks ago
by The Editor
Construction worker needs 2 total knee replacements am I eligible for SSDI?
Construction worker out on wc for 1.5yrs,needs 2 total knee replacements am I eligible for SSDI?
2 4 years 48 weeks ago
by papa22
4 years 48 weeks ago
by cstevec
Can I get my hearing date moved up for my SSDI appeal?
I have a pending SSDI claim and I'm waiting for my appeal hearing with the administrative law judge but I need to move up my hearing date. I'm falling...
1 4 years 49 weeks ago
by WillsD
4 years 49 weeks ago
by The Editor
SSDI back pay
How long do I wait until I get my SSDI back pay and how exactly does the Social Security Administration figure out how much back pay I'll get? to clar...
1 4 years 50 weeks ago
by Tweetchamp
4 years 50 weeks ago
by The Editor
Social Security disability benefits for skin disorders and eczema?
I know it doesn't sound like much of a problem to the average person, but I got a severe skin disorder (eczema), and rashes are so bad I can hardly ...
1 4 years 51 weeks ago
by Anonymous
4 years 51 weeks ago
by The Editor
If I lose my social security card, how do I replace lost card?
I can't find my social security card and I assume it's gone for good. Can you tell me what I need to do to replace it with a new one? I'm asking bec...
1 5 years 2 days ago
by Anonymous
5 years 2 days ago
by The Editor
SSDI IRWE's and the "coverage gap" in Medicare Part D
I have been on SSDI for several years due to metastatic bone cancer. After 6 years of IV chemotherapy and several bouts of radiation, I am not "cured...
1 5 years 1 week ago
by rkmrn
5 years 1 week ago
by The Editor
Disability benefits and how SSA determines whether I'm "disabled"
I haven't really seen it spelled out in any of your other posts and was wondering how, exactly, the social Security Administration decides who has a d...
1 5 years 2 weeks ago
by TSVick
5 years 2 weeks ago
by The Editor
Social Security benefits and common law marriage
If two peeple live together for many years and think of themselves as married isn't that a common law marriage and so would the social security admini...
1 5 years 3 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 3 weeks ago
by The Editor
How much will lawyer cost for Social Security Disability claim?
I read your other answers and I believe I'd be better off with an lawyer to help me with my Social Security Disability claim. But seeing as I don...
1 5 years 4 weeks ago
by Timewise
5 years 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
Is it called Social Security Disability Income or Insurance?
I notice in some of your answers you talk about Social Security Disability Income. But isn't it really called SSD Insurance? Not trying to pick nits...
1 5 years 6 weeks ago
by JenW
5 years 6 weeks ago
by The Editor
Is social security disability income like welfare?
I'm not sure I want to apply for Social security disability income because I feel like it's just like welfare and I don't want to take handouts. But ...
1 5 years 7 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can I go to school and still get SSDI benefits?
Is it OK to go to school either before I get social Security Disability Benefits or after? Or is that something that can disqualify me from getting S...
1 5 years 8 weeks ago
by Sari84
5 years 8 weeks ago
by The Editor
Waiting a year to file SSDI claim
I'm a little convused about the waiting period to make my Social Security disability claim. I talked to a lady on the phone about how to do it and sh...
1 5 years 10 weeks ago
by Rick84
5 years 10 weeks ago
by The Editor
What happens when the SSA reviews my disability case?
So, in your other answer, you said the Social Security Administration sometimes reviews cases after 6 to 18 months. What happens at that point? What...
1 5 years 10 weeks ago
by Shinerboy
5 years 10 weeks ago
by The Editor
How much is average amount of SSDI benefit?
I know it's different for every person and it varies according to your work history, etc., but what's the average amount people get for an SSDI benefi...
2 5 years 12 weeks ago
by Shinto
5 years 11 weeks ago
by knowsalittle
How often will the Social Security Administration review my case and benefits?
I'm already getting SSDI but I need to know how often the Social Security Administration will review my case to see if I should still get benefits. I...
1 5 years 13 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 13 weeks ago
by The Editor
Medicare and SSDI
I think I'm very close to getting final word about my SSDI benefits and I'm pretty optimistic. Will I automatically get Medicare when/if I get my SSD...
1 5 years 14 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 14 weeks ago
by The Editor
Applying for SSDI on the Internet
Is it possible to apply for SSDI on the internet? I'm having troulbe finding the links on the SSA's website.
1 5 years 15 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 15 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can disabled widow get social security disability benefits?
I have not worked in over 21 years but now I think I can qualify as disabled by the SSA. My husband died 3 years ago but worked every day before that...
1 5 years 16 weeks ago
by MAWidow
5 years 16 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can I get SSDI if I own my home?
I own a home that actually has some equity in it. Does that mean I cannot get SSDI or SSI benefits? I think I should still get it because, from what...
1 5 years 17 weeks ago
by Twinsfan
5 years 17 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can I get higher SSDI payments?
Hi. I already get Social Security Disability payments for the last 3 years but now i'm doing much worse and can't move around as much. Is their a wa...
2 5 years 18 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 18 weeks ago
by The Editor
Waiting period for Social Security Disability benefits
I don't get this. Why does the Social Security Administration have a five month waiting period and will I eventually get payments for those five mont...
1 5 years 19 weeks ago
by Twister
5 years 18 weeks ago
by The Editor
Do men get more SSDI benefits than women?
Do men get higher benefits than women when they get SSDI benefits, or is it based on the severity of the disability? I have a five dollar bet riding ...
1 5 years 19 weeks ago
by B4you
5 years 19 weeks ago
by The Editor
SSI claim and Quality Branch review
hi my name is karen. a decision was made on my ssi claim but then it was randomly selected. i heard a lot of negative things about the review unit. i ...
1 5 years 20 weeks ago
by karenwoods08
5 years 20 weeks ago
by The Editor
Children and Social Security benefits
Can a child apply for and get Social Security disability benefits?
1 5 years 20 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 20 weeks ago
by The Editor
Difference between SSI and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI)
What's the difference between (SSDI) Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI for someone who is disabled? Is there a difference and which do you ...
1 5 years 21 weeks ago
by TGH1959
5 years 21 weeks ago
by The Editor
Should I appeal denial of SSDI benefits?
If I appeal my denial of SSD benefits what are the chances I can win. It seems like a lot of time and expense especially if there is no chance of win...
2 5 years 22 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 22 weeks ago
by cstevec
How many Social security applications get rejected?
From what I read on the internet it seems like just about everyone gets rejected when they apply for ssdi and then we all have to hire lawyers to help...
1 5 years 23 weeks ago
by NickD87
5 years 23 weeks ago
by The Editor
Appeal Social Security decision
Just wondering how many people get rejected when they apply for SSDI and how long do they have to appeal?
1 5 years 24 weeks ago
by gothere6
5 years 24 weeks ago
by The Editor
What kind of impairments qualify for SSDI?
Does the Social Security Administration have some kink of a list of disabilities or illnesses that can qualify a person for SSDI benefits?
1 5 years 25 weeks ago
by Jeremyr
5 years 25 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can the SSA take away my SSDI?
My health has improved a little, but I still don't think I can work. But I'm worried the Social Security people will take my SSDI benefits away. Is ...
1 5 years 26 weeks ago
by Jiffy
5 years 26 weeks ago
by The Editor
Moving During SSDI Application
I am in the middle of my SSDI application process and am thinking about moving. Will that make a difference?
1 5 years 33 weeks ago
by Childes
5 years 33 weeks ago
by The Editor
Disability Quality Branch Review
My application for SSDI has been sent to something called the Disability Quality Branch for review. Does that mean it has been or will be rejected?
1 5 years 35 weeks ago
by Snipe
5 years 35 weeks ago
by The Editor
Duration of Social Security Benefits
How long will I get my Social Security Disability payments?
1 5 years 38 weeks ago
by RichardH
5 years 38 weeks ago
by The Editor
Do I need an Attorney for SSDI Claim?
I think I can handle by SSDI claim without an attorney. Am I being unrealistic?
1 5 years 41 weeks ago
by Dhali6
5 years 41 weeks ago
by The Editor
How Long does SSDI Claim Decision Take?
After I file my application for SSDI benefits, how long do I have to wait for a decision?
1 5 years 44 weeks ago
by Millo
5 years 44 weeks ago
by The Editor
When can I file SSDI claim?
How long do I have to wait to file an SSDI disability claim? I have been unable to work for six months and I'm wondering if I can get payments for al...
1 5 years 46 weeks ago
by JJX
5 years 46 weeks ago
by The Editor
SSDI and Bankruptcy
I collect a Social Security Disability payment. I think I need to file bankruptcy, but was wondering if that payment must be counted as income on my ...
1 5 years 46 weeks ago
by Anonymous
5 years 46 weeks ago
by The Editor

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