Ask Larry

Disability Benefits

Do You Know Of Anything That Could Help My Situation?

I was awarded SSDI in October . I was also told I would receive no back pay due to the fact that the judge rendered me disabled March 25 2021. One day before I turned 50. My lawyer told me that I would receive back pay for SSI and SSDI from date of filing which was Sept 2019. Why the judge did that is beyond me when I had my NCV'S showing I was chronic since Feb 2020. I been receiving injections in spine and hip since 2018 and was on opioids. I stopped opioids because I became addicted . So the judge acted as if pretty much such I no longer take pain meds I guess I'm good.

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 11:15

Will I Lose My Disability Benefits When I Inherit My Father's Estate?


I’m on disability and am worried about when my Father dies and I inherit his estate ( such as any money, home )will I lose my disability when I have to sell his home and receive that money? I’m worried about what I should do before it happens because I cannot afford to lose my disability! Thank you for your time!

- Jacob

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 10:54

Will My Friend's Bitcoin Profits Cause Him To Lose His Social Security Disability Check And His Medical Coverage?

a friend bought two bitcoins when they were $7,000 each. Now they are worth nearly $50k each. He's been on social security disability d/t schizophrenia he developed in his 20s. He's now in his 50s. He hasn't taken
any money out of his bitcoin because he's afraid he'll lose his medical coverage and his $800 monthly check.

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 09:01

Can I Buy A Duplex And Collect Rent If I'm On SSDI?

hi ,
Iam on ssdi and wanted to make sure that I can buy a duplex and collect rent and live there for 3 years and then buy another one .


Hi Irene. Yes, you can buy a duplex and collect rent without affecting your Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits. Rental income does not count as earned income for Social Security purposes, and there is no limit on the amount of assets that you can own and still collect SSDI benefits.

Best, Jerry

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 17:58

What Should I Do If I Have An Appeal Pending On My Claim For Disability Benefits And I Return To Work?

Waiting for disability almost 11 month Well am going back to work and I already had and appeal but we couldn't not wait anymore we lost both cars and almost got evicted I call ssi and ssd doctor for a whole month leaving messages that I will cancelled my appeal and any applications cause there no other way I need to go back to work, and now that I finally found a job he calls my wife telling her she needs to ask a couple of questions and my wife canot answers them it has to be me, but we call him for a whole month and he got back today november 24 and I start next Monday, am jus

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 07:49
MaxiFi software running on a laptop
Get What's Yours!
Discover tens of thousands in extra retirement dollars with Maximize My Social Security software!
  • Find your maximized strategy
  • Unlimited what-ifs
  • Step-by-Step filing instructions
  • Our software's lifetime-benefit increase for an illustrative couple earning $65K each and planning to take retirement benefits at 62.

    Results will differ based on your specific case and filing strategy.

Getting Started is Easy
Web-based software. Works on ALL browsers. No download.