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Disability Benefits

Am I Able To Get More Benefits Because I'm Labeled As Chronic Non-Help?

I was on disability since 2004; a few years ago I went to retirement. I was not able to return to work.
My I found outthrumy doctors records that I am chronic and that I will never get better again if anything I will be getting worse. It was due through a accident at my job I fell in a hole. I figured maybe they thought I needed to go back to work disability part but I was not able to go I have been without extra funds for some time and was wondering if I am able to get more benefits because I am labeled as chronic non-help. Thank you Brenda

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 12:16

Why Was Roughly 25% Of My Back Pay Withheld?

Hi. I have a question regarding backpay. I recently got approved for SSDI & SSI. My backpay was supposed to go back 3 years. It was for 48k...6k went to the lawyers that I had hired. I were to receive 42k. I received two payments of 14k, which on my bank statement, said it was from SSDI. I also received 3k and it said it was from SSI. I received a letter in the mail stating that 12k was being 'withheld'. Now is that 12k from SSI and supposed to be paid to me every 6 months til it's all received or is that taxes that I owed from the backpay or something else?

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 07:14

Is There Anything I Can Do?

I was working part time and I was on ssdi. I stayed below the SGA monthly amount. My part time job was a debt collector. My employer had been giving collectors weekly prizes for contests of how many collection payments per hour were obtained. For example if a collector got at least 2.5 payments per hour then they would receive a prize (initially were gifts or gift cards). If the collector got less than 2.5 payments per hour then they would receive no prize. Later in the year my employer had changed the prize method to cash incentive pay.

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 07:18

How Do I Get My Disability Benefits Reinstated?

My ssi disability was I guess terminated when Trump came into office. I just went along with it didn't do anything about it . I was diagnosed like %90 disabled by the state doctor I believed. My question is do I have to refile all over or do I go through my attorney I had at the time when I applied for ssi disability? Or would I still be on file and have a case # or something? Times are getting tougher out here and I don't work I can't really. Also if I get accepted once again would I get back time of not receiving all those years with out my ssi disability?

Monday, July 18, 2022 - 12:52

Do You Think The IRS Hasn't Yet Told Social Security About The Earnings On My Recent Amended Tax Return?

Hi I became disabled with colon cancer in December of 2018. I filed for disability last year and was denied because my coverage or work credits ran out March 31st 2018. I amended my 2019 tax returns. I recently reapplied and was told the same thing. I don’t think the ire’s has reported the amended return. I did the amended return in March of this year. Do you think that’s the problem? Thanks

Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 11:16

What Kind Of Health Insurance Can I Get If Social Security Cuts Off My SSDI Benefits?

I'm 62. In 2018 went on FMLA then Long Term Disability from prior employer then to SSDI awarded October 2020. I was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer treated with Chemo and Radiation but right lung tumor has shown increase recurrance or relapse not sure the correct terminology. I got a letter from SSDI asking about any work done since April 2018 which is zero due to the cancer(s) and the treatment along with mental health issues and other medical issues and the recent possibility of breast cancer. I have biopsy for right lung and breast coming up 6/30 and 7/19.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 15:00

When Will I Get My Payments?

I have received a notice from the appeals council that I am disabled as of oct 11 2021 I received the latter may 26 2022 I am approved for widows benefits on my husbands insured social security . I also applied for ssi he said he remanded the administrative law judge to decide if i could get the months prior to October 2021 seeing as i filed from June 2020. I’m just wondering for the decision appeals council found partially favorable to me saying I’m disabled as of oct 11 2021 when ill get my payments . Thank u

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 13:08

Would The Fact That I Stopped Working Two Years Prior To Being Diagnosed With Cancer Preclude Me From Filing For Disability Benefits?

Hi Larry,

Due to a recent serious health issue, my husband and I are now considering for me to apply as soon as I turn 62 in October of this year and continue to wait until he turns 70 to apply for his as we have always planned because he is the higher earner. My birthdate is 10/2/1960 and his is 12/9/1953. My questions are as follows:

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 22:13

Will I Lose My SSDI Benefits If I Sell My Home?

If I sell my house and I receive ssdi will I loose my disability benefits. And if I make extra money from my current home to use for repairs on the new home?

Hi. No, selling your home wouldn't affect your Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits. It doesn't matter how much you sell the home for, nor how you spend the proceeds from the sale.

The only type of benefit that Social Security administers that could be affected by the sale of a home is Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is needs based.

Best, Jerry

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 13:47
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