Disability Benefits

Do I Need To Do Anything At Age 65?

I have been on Social Security Disability for over 20 yrs. I became a widow 10 yrs ago. When my husband passed, I was given a choice to claim widow benefits or stay on Disability. Since I lost my healthcare coverage with my husband's employer and the amt. of $ was about the same, I stayed on Disability, mainly for health insurance - Medicare. The $ is nice but I really didn't have to collect it. I have worked off and on during my disability coverage but for less than 12 months totally as a full-timer.

Can My Husband Get SSI And Veteran's Benefits?

I have applied for SSD I was getting payments but then I was denied and my check & Medicaid stopped. I am 53 and suffer from Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Bi-polar, ADD, chronic pain and swelling. I was told that I didn't have enough work credits to qualify for SSD, can you please help me with any answers. My husband is 65 and he only gets a VA pension check & his medical paid he was also deemed Disabled. Is he able or eligible to claim his SSI as well with his VA. How will these effect us.

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Am I Receiving The Correct Amount Of Disability Benefits?

I worked for over 20 yrs and was fully invested in social security. Had to go on ssd after being diagnosed with MS. I only receive part of my social security, I was told because I'm married and my husband is still working (head of household). It doesn't seem right that I'm not able to get my full amount because I'm married. Is this correct and is there something I can do? I'm 42 and my husband is 44.
Thank you

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Does Receiving Disability Benefits Limit How Long You Can Receive Social Security Benefits?

Does receiving disability benefits in your mid 50s affect how long you can receive Social Security benefits? I understand the amount will remain the same but it seems to not be fair for someone to receive benefits for an extra 10 years over someone that has paid in more and worked longer. I personally know several people that are receiving disability and are perfectly capable of working, they're simply retiring early and getting disability so I'm wondering is there any limit to how much you can milk the system for?

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Can I Work Part-Time If I've Filed For Disability Benefits?

i had a brain tumor removed and mini strokes in august 2015 , i was out of leave for 5 months , from june2015 to dec2015 so when i went back to work i was a cashier at our local walmart but i felt i couldnt remember the handling the money , so i moved to the fitting room , and i ended getting fired in nov 2016 , they fired because i left someone in the fitting room but i had a doctor's note saying i needed to sit down every hour for 5 min , so i ended getting unemployment , which just now ran out, but i did apply for disbility on dec 1st ..

How Can I Find Out The Status Of My Claim?

I submitted my application back in September of 2016. I have been for a CE and I have been for another test. I looked on my status and it says get reentry number, unsubmitted I don't understand that can you help me out

Hi,

I would suggest contacting the Social Security office where your filed your application to check the status of your claim (https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityssi/).

Best, Jerry

Can My Granddaughter Have A Bank Account If She's Receiving Disability Benefits?

my granddaughter 21 yrs old is on disability Can she have a savings acct or checking acct?

Hi,

Yes. If she's receiving Social Security disability benefits, there is no limit on the amount of money that she could have in a bank account. However, if she's receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there is a limit of $2,000 on total countable assets (https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/).

Best, Jerry

Do I Need To Do Anything At Age 65 If I'm Getting Disbility Benefits?

I am on social security disability but I turn 65 in august. My question is do I have to do anything or does it automatically change over at 65. Do I have to fill out any paperwork ahead of time? Thanks

Hi,

Nothing will change when you turn 65. When you reach full retirement age (FRA) at age 66, your disability benefits will convert to retirement benefits at the same rate. No action on your part is required with regard to this conversion.

Best, Jerry