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Disability Benefits

How Does The Social Security Administration Evaluate Earnings Paid Vs. Earned?

I'm curious about how SSA evaluates earning paid vs earned. I am paid biweekly, so a lot of pay periods fall over two months. Also, I never work a set schedule, so sometimes some months and weeks have more than others. There's really no way of knowing short of a daily breakdown when wages were earned, which I don't have. The paychecks contain the period covered, but again, it often spans two months. How is that handled? Thank you!

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 18:08

If My Workers Compensation Settlement Is For My Lifetime Will My SSDI Benefits Be Affected?

I am going to receive a $44,000 scheduled loss lump sum payment from workmen's comp for bilateral hearing loss. I never received any other workmen's comp benefits. i was told because it was a scheduled award that my SSDI would not be affected, I am waiting to get my settlement contract. if my settlement contract language says the settlement award is for my life time will my SSDI benefits be affected?

Monday, October 24, 2022 - 15:26

How Do I Know If I Have SSI OR SSDI?

How do I know if I have SSI or SSDI and If I invest some of my SSI payments in stocks; will I have to pay it back to the Social Security Administration?

Hi. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs based benefit that's administered by Social Security. However, the SSI program is funded by general tax revenues, not Social Security taxes. In order to qualify for SSI benefits, a person must be either blind, disabled, or at least age 65, and they must have little or no other income or assets.

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 17:14

Now That I Have Some Money In The Bank Will I Lose My Disability?

I am on Disability, I sold my house to move closer to my family in another state after the passing of my husband.
My question is now that I have some money in the bank will I loose my Disability

Hi. The answer depends in part on what type of disability benefits you receive. If you receive Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits based on your past earnings, then selling a home won't affect your benefits no matter how much money you have in the bank.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 08:18

What Date Is Used To Determine Whether Or Not I'm Eligible To Withdraw My Application For SSDI Benefits?

Hi Larry,

I am on SSDI and wish to file a SSA-521 Request for Withdrawal of Application to stop benefits (and go back to work). I understand I will have to repay all benefits received to date to get this approved. I am very confused as to which date Social Security uses for starting the 12 month clock for approving an SSA-521. My original application for SSDI was received by Social Security in August 2021. My first benefit payment was issued in Nov. 2021. I am not sure of my date of entitlement, as it is confusing to determine what Social Security means by that.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 13:23

How Would Starting A Business Affect My Receiving SSDI?

I currently receive SSDI. I want to start an online business with a store selling items that the customer orders and pays me for. I then order and pay for the items from a vender that ships to my customer. The difference in what the customer pays and what I pay the vender is what my income would be, although much of it at first would be put into marketing to get customers to my online store to make purchases. How would this affect my recieving SSDI?

Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 06:36

Can My Last Five Months Of Work Be Considered As A UWA?

I worked for 14 months the first 11 months I was given subsidies extra help after 11 months the subsidies got removed I attempted to keep working without the subsidies but I failed to do the job without assistance/subsidies do to my disabilities forcing me to end the job assignment after 5 months of no subsidies, the question i have is even though the job assignment was 14 months long can I count the last 5 months of the work assignment as a UWA since it was different from the first 11 months since the last 5 months was without any subsidies unlike the first 11 months making the

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 11:35
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