Category Archives: Social Security Disability
Recent Updates To SSA’s Compassionate Allowances
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 »
SSI Program Entry At Age 18: Things To Know
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 »
Facts About Substantial Gainful Activity And Social Security Disability
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 »
How Do Family Benefits Work For Social Security Disability?
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 »
Three Approaches SSA Uses To Evaluate Disability For SSDI/SSI
Though many factors affect eligibility for the two federal disability programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), both share a common element: You must meet the medical requirement to be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). As a general rule, the SSA rules on disability require that… Read More »
How Do I Get Approval For SSDI/SSI If I Cannot Afford Health Care?
For the most part, it is impossible to get approval for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you do not have medical documentation. It may be true that no one knows your disabling condition more intimately than you, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires solid, documentary evidence… Read More »
Non-Medical Requirements For SSDI Benefits
If you are applying for benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you have no doubt focused considerable attention on meeting the medical requirements. According to rules implemented by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must suffer from a medical condition that renders you unable to work or imposes severe limitations… Read More »
SSI Guide For Parents: Planning For Your Child’s 18th Birthday
If you are the parent of a disabled child who will soon be turning 18 years old, you know that there are big changes on the horizon related to eligibility for benefits. For minors who have been eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and receiving benefits, the criteria for transitioning into adult SSI are… Read More »
4 Mistakes After SSA Denies Your Claim For Social Security Disability
It may not come as welcome news if you recently applied for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, but the approval rate is shockingly low. The Social Security Administration (SSA) awards benefits for just 21 percent of these claims at the initial application level. Denials could… Read More »
What Happens To Social Security Disability After The Extended Period Of Eligibility?
Social Security disability programs provide essential financial support for individuals who cannot work because of a disabling medical condition, but benefits are not intended to be indefinite in all cases. Many recipients will seek to rejoin the workforce, though there are understandable concerns about how going back to work could impact your status. The… Read More »