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Self-Employment And SSDI: 3 Tests For Meeting Business Activity Standards

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Of the two different disability programs administered by the federal government, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one in which benefits depend upon your work history. Under rules established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must have accumulated sufficient work credits on an annual basis. For 2022, you earn one credit for each… Read More »

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5 Things To Expect At A Social Security Disability Hearing

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you recently applied for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, it is highly likely that you were disappointed by the response. According to statistics compiled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), just 21 percent of SSDI/SSI applicants are awarded benefits at the initial claims level…. Read More »

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FAQs About Medical Experts At Social Security Disability Hearings

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If your application for Social Security disability was denied, you do have the right to request a review of the decision. Initially, you can ask that the Social Security Administration (SSA) reconsider your claim, especially if you have new medical evidence to present. However, it is likely that you will be going through a… Read More »

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Personal Care Contracts And SSI Eligibility In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

For individuals with a disabling medical condition that prevents them from working, there are two federal programs for disability that the Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the needs-based option for individuals. You may qualify if your income and resources are under specified dollar amounts, but the rules prohibit you… Read More »

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Three Ways Substantial Gainful Activity Affects Social Security Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security disability benefits aim to provide financial support for those who cannot work or are limited in what they can do because of a medical condition. If you worked for a designated length of time and contributed through your earnings, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The main eligibility rules… Read More »

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Facts About SSDI Benefits And Being Self-Employed In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program intended to provide financial support to individuals who have a disabling medical condition that prevents them from working. It is one of two disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and SSDI is based upon your work history. You must pay into Social… Read More »

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Recent Updates To SSA’s Compassionate Allowances

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Individuals who suffer from disabling medical conditions will usually qualify for Social Security disability if the ailment is expected to last at least a year or lead to death. This medical requirement is a key focus, so Social Security Administration (SSA) officials are meticulous in reviewing applications. Because the lengthy process causes extreme hardship… Read More »

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SSI Program Entry At Age 18: Things To Know

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based disability program that takes into account a person’s income and assets when determining whether to approve benefits, but the rules work differently when comparing children and adults. People under age 18 are generally not capable of earning enough to support themselves regardless of a disabling medical condition,… Read More »

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Facts About Substantial Gainful Activity And Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are applying for either of the federal disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you have probably already discovered that complying with the strict eligibility rules is key. To qualify for benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you must have accumulated sufficient credits through your work history over the… Read More »

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How Do Family Benefits Work For Social Security Disability?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When a person who has been contributing to the household becomes unable to work because of a disabling medical condition, there are consequences for entire families. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes these adverse effects, which is why it is possible for family members to qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance… Read More »

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