Can You Work While Applying for Social Security Disability?

Individuals can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) if a long-term injury or illness prevents them from working long-term. However, if you continue to work while your benefits application is pending, there is a good chance that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will deny your application. They will assume that you can work…

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Does 401k Withdrawal Affect Social Security Disability?

Individuals are eligible to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) if they suffer a long-term or permanent condition that prevents them from working in any capacity. This condition may be any qualifying injury or illness that keeps them from working. Individuals pursuing SSDI benefits may also be enrolled in an employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan.…

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Can You Own Rental Property While on Social Security Disability?

Some individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may wonder if there is a way for them to receive additional income. In some instances, that additional income may come from owning one or more rental properties.  Determining benefits eligibility in the first place is oftentimes difficult. If you believe you are eligible for…

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Can You Receive Widow’s Benefits and Social Security Disability?

In most instances, an individual may not collect widow’s benefits, along with the full amount of their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, so long as an applicant satisfies the necessary eligibility requirements, they may recover the higher of these two benefits. Applying for benefits in the first place is oftentimes a lengthy and…

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Can You Get Social Security Disability If Your Spouse Works?

Social Security disability benefits, or SSDI benefits, are available to individuals who meet certain qualifications. Generally speaking, if you currently receive SSDI benefits, your spouse may continue working because the determining eligibility factor for benefits is your personal work record – rather than your household’s income. If your spouse continues working, that fact will not…

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Can You Have a Savings Account on Social Security Disability?

If you currently receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI), you may still maintain a savings account, as determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), which runs the program. If you currently suffer from a long-term medical condition and believe you are eligible for SSDI benefits, you should speak with a knowledgeable OC social security disability…

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Can You Collect Unemployment While on Social Security Disability?

A common question that arises in the context of Social Security is whether an individual can receive disability and unemployment benefits at the same time. Under the current regulations, an individual can receive both of these payments simultaneously. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has decided that an individual should not have to decide…

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Can You Get Social Security Disability for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease refers to ongoing changes in a person’s spine that occur with age. For example, the individual may experience a disc bulge or osteoarthritis in their cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine – or some other medical condition that causes them pain as they grow older. Although degenerative disc disease, sometimes called DDD, is…

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Can I Collect both SSDI and VA Disability Compensation? 

Whenever a military veteran becomes disabled over the course of their service, they are eligible to collect various disability benefits from both the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). Moreover, they can recover these benefits at the same time. According to statistics, a total of 950,000 veterans received…

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Social Security Disability (SSDI) Benefits for Veterans

SSDI is an acronym for Social Security disability insurance. Under certain circumstances, a qualifying veteran may be eligible for these benefits even if they already receive disability benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA). If you suffer from a disability that prevents you from working in any capacity, call to speak with an OC social security…

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