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Can I Get Social Security Disability Outside the United States?

By Ken Marks | January 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Can I Get Social Security Disability Outside the United States?

Social Security disability benefits are available to individuals who, because of a long-term illness or injury, are unable to engage in a substantial gainful activity (SGA). This typically means that the individual is unable to work at any job or in any capacity. A citizen of the United States who is otherwise eligible for these…

Can my Ex-wife get my Social Security Disability?

By Ken Marks | January 4, 2022 | Comments Off on Can my Ex-wife get my Social Security Disability?

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits may be available to individuals who suffer from a long-term illness or injury that prevents them from engaging in a substantial gainful activity (SGA). Normally, this means that the affected individual is unable to work at any job or in any capacity. Proving eligibility for these benefits can oftentimes…

Can a Husband and Wife Both Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Ken Marks | December 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Can a Husband and Wife Both Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

Two spouses are eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits at the same time. However, for this to happen, the spouses must each meet the program’s eligibility requirements. A spouse is eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits if they suffer a condition (a long-term or permanent injury or illness) that prevents them from engaging…

Can I Collect my Disability and my Deceased Husband’s Social Security?

By Ken Marks | December 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Can I Collect my Disability and my Deceased Husband’s Social Security?

People are eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits if a long-term injury or illness prevents them from being able to take part in a substantial gainful activity – sometimes called an ‘SGA.’ In other words, the disability recipient must not typically be able to work at any job or in any capacity. In the…

What Happens to my Disability Claim if I Pass Away?

By Ken Marks | November 26, 2021 | Comments Off on What Happens to my Disability Claim if I Pass Away?

People are entitled to pursue and recover Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits when a long-term injury or illness prevents them from engaging in a substantial gainful activity. However, when a person passes away, the Social Security Administration (SSA) should be notified as soon as possible about the disabled person’s death. This is because when a…

How Do I Choose the Day I Say I Became Disabled with the Social Security Administration?

By Ken Marks | November 10, 2021 | Comments Off on How Do I Choose the Day I Say I Became Disabled with the Social Security Administration?

When you file your applications for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know what date your disability started. For people who suffered a disabling injury in an accident, this could be a relatively simple answer. However, often, there is not a clear answer to this question, as…

How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments

By Ken Marks | October 27, 2021 | Comments Off on How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments

Some disabilities arise from work-related injuries or illnesses, and this can create additional complications with the disability benefits you can receive. If you are eligible for both Social Security disability income (SSDI) and workers’ compensation benefits, you will find that your SSDI will be “offset” by the workers’ comp. This is because the Social Security Administration…

Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

By Ken Marks | October 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

When you apply for Supplemental Security disability insurance (SSDI) through the Social Security Administration, you must meet the requirements for eligibility in order to receive benefits. If you have a qualifying disability that prevents you from working, the process of applying for benefits can be challenging and can involve a medical examination. If you require…

Obtaining Disability Benefits for Vision Impairment

By Ken Marks | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Obtaining Disability Benefits for Vision Impairment

There are specific options from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that are available to you if you are visually impaired. The SSA has special rules for SSDI benefits if you are unable to work due to a vision impairment than for other types of disabilities. Knowing the right application to submit (and how to do so) could…

Autoimmune Disorders and Getting Disability Benefits

By Ken Marks | August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Autoimmune Disorders and Getting Disability Benefits

An autoimmune disorder is a condition whereby your immune system attacks your body by mistake. Typically, the immune system guards against germs such as bacteria and viruses, which it destroys using various cells in the body. The immune system can usually tell the difference between foreign cells and your own cells. For someone suffering from…

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