Disability Benefits

Why Can't I WIthdraw The Conversion Of My Disability Benefits To Retirement Benefits?

I received disability benefits which were converted to retirement benefits less than a year ago. I would like to withdraw those benefits so they can grow until age 70. I understand that a withdrawal request when an automatic conversion is involved is governed by GN 00206.001 F, which incorporates by reference GN 00206.005A. The latter provision itemizes the types of benefits that must be repaid upon a WD request when an automatic conversion is involved and, importantly, does NOT include disability benefits among the itemized benefits that must be repaid.

Can I Receive SSDI Benefits?

My husband died 16 years ago and I received survivor benefits. My youngest son will be turning 18 next year. I am 47 and the last benefits I received were in May of 2018. Last year I had surgery on my foot that has left my foot and leg with severe nerve, vascular and muscle damage. I have not worked and received a paycheck since 2003 but before that I worked as a Registered Nurse. My full time work was caring for our children after my husband died.

Would I Qualify For Social Security Disability?

I am 76 years old. I receive Social Security ($2267) and a pension ($1116) a month. I have peripheral neuropathy which caused the bones in my foot to collapse creating an open wound in the arch of my foot. this happened 6 years ago. It will not heal. The last time I was able to work was 2017. I struggle standing and walking. My job paid into Social Security for over 30 years. Would I qualify for Social Security Disability? Thank you.

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Will My SSDI Payments Be Affected If I Sell My Home And Keep The Funds?

I'm 63 and was wondering if i sell my home and am on ssdi will the equity from the home sales affect my ssdi pmts if i keep the funds

Hi,

No, selling your home and keeping the proceeds would have no effect on your Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits unless you were a realtor and you sold your home in the course of your business.

If you were receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is a needs based program administered by Social Security, then selling a home and keeping the proceeds could make you ineligible for SSI.

Can I Get An Increase In My Social Security Disability If My LTD Is Stopped?

If my Long Term Disability is stopped because I turned 65 and I am also receiving Social Security Disability,( which my LTD paid for so I could get), can I check with Social Security Disability for an increase. My LTD was half my income and now I can't pay my bills. Yes, I should have prepared but life happened and originally this was an injury at work. I had no choice but to sign this contract.

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Is It True That My Husband's Disability Benefits Would Convert To Regular Social Security At Age 65?

My husband begins collecting private disability insurance benefits this month at age 64 from two work policies. Our plan is to defer our respective SS retirement benefits until age 70.5 to maximize monthly benefits (I plan to work until that point). However, one of the disability insurers is requiring my husband to apply for SS disability now, which we understand will be paid to the insurer during the 4 years it is paying benefits.

Can You Cite The Code To Support That Trial Work Period Income Is Counted On The Day Earned?

I understand the Trial Work period income is counted on the day earned, not the day paid. Can you cite the code to support this?

Hi,

In the Social Security Act itself, the trial work period (TWP) is covered in section 222 (https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title02/0222.htm). However, how monthly earnings are counted is not really covered there.

Is There Any Way That I Could Increase My Benefit Rate?

Larry,
I had to retire on SS Disability in 2010 at the age of 48 and unfortunately my husband had to file for disability benefits due to a car accident (brain injury) in January of 2018... Of course his benefits are significantly more than mine as he worked alot longer than I did. Is there any way at all I may be able to increase my benefit...if not now, when I reach SS age? I'm 57 in October. If so, what can I do...even with both of our small checks money is tight.
Thank you

Hi,