Disabilities can happen to anyone. Whether due to an injury or a serious medical condition, a disability could strike when no one is expecting it. In fact, the Social Security Administration reports that one out of every four 20-year-old adults will become disabled before they reach retirement. Whether you were hurt on the job and no […]
You must submit an application to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, benefits might not start right away, even after you are approved for benefits. Instead, you might have to wait to receive your first check. This waiting period is called an “elimination period.” The elimination period is five months—and they have to be full […]
How Long Does It Take To Get Social Security Disability?
When you have to make the shift from working for a living to applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you probably have a lot of questions and just as many concerns. One of the most common is how long does it take to get Social Security Disability benefits so that you can ensure that your […]
How Long Does A Social Security Disability Review Take?
If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through the Social Security Administration (SSA) Disability Benefits program, you likely know that the SSA will periodically conduct a continuing disability review of your case to see if you still qualify for benefits. Questions often arise about what triggers the review, how long does social security disability review take, […]
How Much Can I Earn While on Social Security Disability?
Whether you’re considering applying for disability or already receiving payment, if you can make some money, you may want to do so. Given the fact that social security disability insurance only pays a percentage of your previous salary, it’s natural to wonder if you could earn some supplemental income and still claim benefits. If so, […]
How Does a Lump Sum Settlement Affect Social Security Disability Payments?
Understanding how Social Security Disability Insurance works when you receive (or plan on receiving) a lump sum settlement can save you a lot of hassle and stress. Following are some commonly asked questions on the topic along with helpful answers to enable you to make smart financial decisions? Will I lose my SS Disability Insurance […]
Will My Social Security Disability Change When I Turn 66?
The transition from Social Security Disability Payments to Social Security retirement payments can be scary for many SSDI recipients. Many worry that they will lose income right when they need it most, others are concerned about the paperwork they may need to fill out to complete the transition while still others are unsure of when […]