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How much will I receive monthly if I get Social Security Disability?   Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. The amount of income you can receive from SSDI depends on your average lifetime earnings prior to becoming disabled.       To determine […]
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Can my child receive benefits under my Social Security if I'm disabled? What Are Auxiliary Benefits?   Auxiliary benefits are paid to dependent spouses and children of individuals receiving Social Security. However, it depends on whether you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI), or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI). Who is Eligible for Auxiliary Social […]
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Can I get my Social Security Disability Benefits Reinstated? There is something called Expedited Reinstatement (EXR). Expedited reinstatement is a Social Security provision designed to be safety net for individuals who get off of disability benefits because they’ve went back to work. With EXR, an individual may be able to quickly restart their disability payments […]
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What's different about VA disability and Social Security Disability?   While funding for VA disability benefits comes from the Veterans Administration budget specifically, funding for Social Security Disability (SSD) comes from the taxpayers. You do not have to be a veteran to qualify for SSD, and it’s possible to receive benefits from both the VA and from […]
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Can I still receive Social Security Disability if I have a previous criminal conviction? You may have wondered whether having a criminal history or record will have an impact on their social security disability benefits. The general rule is that a prior felony conviction doesn’t affect an applicant’s ability to receive SSDI or SSI disability benefits. Your […]
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Does Diverticulitis Qualify for Social Security Disability? Yes but it depends. There are normally 2 ways to be approved. One way is by meeting the requirements of SSA‘s Blue Book Medical Listing. The other way is by proving through a residual functional capacity that you cannot do your past work and that you cannot transition to […]
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Will My SSI Payments Change If I Receive Food Stamps?   Generally, No. The federal food stamp program was created to help low-income people by giving them additional money so they can feed themselves and their family. So receiving SNAP benefits won't affect the amount of your monthly SSI benefits. Please note that until recently, California was […]
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Will My SSI Payments Change If I Receive Food Stamps?   Generally, No. The federal food stamp program was created to help low-income people by giving them additional money so they can feed themselves and their family. So receiving SNAP benefits won't affect the amount of your monthly SSI benefits. Please note that until recently, California was […]
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Laredo Social Security Disability Attorneys You Can Trust to Handle Your Social Security Disability Claims We are heavily motivated and dedicated to providing the highest level of social security representation to our clients. We have gained the experienced necessary to develop the best strategies to win your case.  Our law office reputation is based on […]
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  What Happens to my Social Security Disability Benefits if I owe Child Support? Your commitment to pay child support does not stop because you have a disabling condition. If havent paid child support and owe on your child support obligations, your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) backpay can be garnished. A court can include your SSDI […]
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From chemotherapy to surgery, ovarian cancer treatment can be life changing. If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you expect to be out of work for several months, maybe longer, you might be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers these much-needed financial resources to millions of […]
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What Happens to a Social Security Disability Case if the Applicant Dies? If a Social Security disability applicant dies while their case is pending a decision, its still possible for a family member to continue the claim and receive any benefits owed. So the claim does not always die when the applicant passes away. Unfortunately, it's not […]
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Qualify for Disability with Kidney Dialysis in 2022   The kidneys are in charge of several body functions, such as cleaning the blood and producing urine. Over time, diseases like chronic kidney disease also known as CKD can harm the kidneys, and when CKD becomes so extreme such that the kidneys cannot properly function any […]
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Is rental income considered earned income and can it affect my ability to file for Social Security Disability? Likely no. In mostly all cases, rental income is considered unearned income and wont impact your ability to file for Social Security Disability. However, there are 3 circumstances in which rental income can be considered as earned […]
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     If your Social Security or SSI disability benefits were suspended because you began working and earned too much money, you may eligible for “expedited reinstatement” once you no longer are earning money over SSA's limit. So if you lost your disability benefits because you started working and earning too much money but then either lose […]
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SSA Disability program is designed to quickly identify claims where the applicant’s condition or disease clearly meet Social Security’s statutory standard for disability. Due to the severe nature of many of these conditions, claims are often approved based on medical confirmation of the diagnosis alone.     On Monday, Social Security Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced […]
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  Can I Get Disability Benefits for Arrhythmia or Fibrillation? Arrhythmia's are an abnormal heartbeat. Arrhythmias are caused by disturbances in the heart's electrical system. Some arrhythmias cause the heart to beat rapidly and some cause the heart to beat irregularly. Some arrhythmias are also more severe than others. The symptoms of arrhythmia vary from […]
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  What Does a Social Security Representative Payee Do? A small percentage of Social Security Disability cases will involve a representative payee to help in manage a disabled claimants financial affairs. Its best to have someone you trust like a close family member or friend be your representative payee. In what situations do I need […]
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Is HIV or AIDs considered a disability? One way to qualify for social security disability is by meeting SSA's listing requirements for HIV in the Immune System Disorders section of the Blue Book. The Blue Book is SSA's manual, written for doctors with expertise to understand complex medical terminology. Your doctor can help determine if […]
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Am I eligible for Medicare when I start drawing my early retirement benefits? Unfortunately no. If you retire earlier than age 65, you will not be eligible for Medicare. Although Medicare is often thought of as insurance for retired people, the Medicare age requirement is still 65. There are some exceptions to that general rule […]
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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program that does not require a disabled individual to qualify through work credits. This is a “needs-based” program, and qualifying will be  based on your income and assets. As such, when you receive a personal injury settlement, it could cause you to exceed the program’s asset limits, which could result […]

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