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Disability Benefits

Can I Receive More For My Spinal Cord Injury?

When I was approved for disability they raided me on my RSD on my right leg because I had no idea I had a spinal cord injury because the doctor that caused my spinal cord injury never put it in my medical records and I didn't find out for a couple years later I wanted to know if I could receive more for my spinal cord injury or even hold my doctor doctor responsible for withholding critical information out of my medical records.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 09:08

Can I Earn Any Amount Of Income Without Losing My SSDI?

I am physically and mentally handicapped but still desire to work to try and ease my wife's burden of bills always piling up. Can I earn any amount of income and not lose my ssdi of 1398.00 monthly( before deductions).she claims working just 4-6 hrs a week delivering food could cost me my insurance and SSI income.I only wish to earn $400-$500 extra monthly if possible,to keep her from having to get a part time holiday job.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:13

When Does My Benefit Change To Regular Social Security?

I'm on ssid...I'm 61 when does it turn over to regular as or does it

Hi. I assume that what you're collecting is Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, in which case your benefits will convert to regular Social Security retirement benefits at the same rate when you reach your full retirement age (FRA). If you were born in 1960 or later, your FRA would be age 67.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 08:09

What Do I Need To Do If I Receive Disability And I'm About To Reach Age 66?

Been on disability since 2010 im gonna be 66 what do i do i get 1783.00 a month

Hi. If you're collecting Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits then you don't need to do anything to continue getting the amount that you currently collect. SSDI benefits automatically convert to regular Social Security retirement benefits at the same rate when the recipient reaches their full retirement age (FRA).

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 08:03

Will My Wife Continue To Receive The Same Amount Once She Reaches Retirement Age?

Hi, my wife receives Social Security disability. She is 54. Will she continue to receive the same amount once she reaches retirement age?

Hi. Yes, assuming that she doesn't qualify for higher benefits as a spouse or survivor. Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits convert to regular Social Security retirement benefits at the same benefit rate when the recipient reaches their full retirement age (FRA).

Best, Jerry

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 09:53

Can I Still Work?

I went above the allotted amount, so they suspended my benefits. I have stop working since then. So my question is can I still work as long as I don't go over being that I past the 36 months trial period?

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 12:20

Would The Fact That My Wife Just Sold A House Affect My Ability To Apply For Disability?

I had 3 heart attack and want to apply for disability but my wife just sold a house and gave her son $100000 as a gift do we have to pay taxes on that and will this affect my ability to apply to disability.

Hi. My expertise is limited to Social Security benefits, so I'm unable to answer questions about taxes. The fact that your wife sold a house wouldn't hinder your ability to qualify for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits, nor any other type of Social Security benefit.

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 08:23

Will The Income I Receive As A Foster Parent Affect My Disability Payments?

If I get aprove for disability .and why I was waiting to get approved I'm also a foster parent would that affect me from getting my back payment money because I was a foster parent getting income.

Hi. If what you've applied for is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability, then any kind of income that you receive could potentially affect your eligibility for benefits. But, if you've applied for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits then only earned income could potentially affect your eligibility.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 18:14
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