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Social Security Disability Blog

  • Social Security Benefits in 2017

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 5-Jan-2017

    Do you qualify for Social Security retirement benefits? Use this guide to help you determine if you are eligible. To Receive Social Security Retirement Benefits, You Must: Be age 62 or older Have worked for at least ten years Made a minimum of $5,200 or more Pass the threshold for earnings test (This has changed in 2017. Now the threshold is $16,920 if you come of retirement age after 2017, and ...
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  • Royals Fan Loses SSD Benefits After GoFundMe Campaign

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 13-Dec-2016

    Millions of Americans with disabling injuries and medical conditions rely on Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits as their only source of income to help cover the cost of basic necessities. While these benefits may be invaluable, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is extremely strict when it comes to SSD beneficiaries receiving gifts of any kind which could be perceived as income, ...
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  • Social Security Disability Options for Veterans

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 3-Nov-2016

    Military service can have a profound and lasting effect on a person’s life, especially if they should become wounded or ill as a result of their enlistment. In the event that a service member should become permanently disabled as a result of their military service, they may be able to collect monthly tax-free veterans disability benefits as compensation from both the Department of ...
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  • How Will Disability Benefits Affect My Spouse's Social Security?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 11-Oct-2016

    One of the greatest concerns of individuals receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits regards how their spouses can receive maximum spousal benefits in the event of their death; a topic which was explored in a recent USA Today article. For those who do not know, when claimants are receiving SSD benefits, their spouse may begin receiving support in an amount up to one-half of the ...
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  • Five Ways You Can Lose Your Disability Benefits

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 15-Sep-2016

    While most individuals who are approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will continue to receive their entitled benefits for years to come without issue, it is important to remember that these benefits are not guaranteed to last forever. In fact, there are numerous ways in which a person’s benefits may be suspended or even terminated. If ...
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  • Things You Probably Didn't Know About Social Security

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 15-Aug-2016

    Despite the fact that millions of people collect its benefits each year, few know the history of Social Security and how it came to be. While certainly not the most exciting topic, Social Security has an important past and has grown into an invaluable source of financial support for countless American citizens. Take a look at the following interesting facts about Social Security! Humble beginnings ...
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  • How Does Grid Eligibility Work for SSDI Claims?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 7-Jul-2016

    Individuals who are 50 years old or older generally have an easier time getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits than those who are younger. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes it is more challenging for an older person to learn new job skills or transition into different roles in the workplace, known as vocational adjustments. To accommodate for these ...
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  • Get Your SSDI Benefits Fast Through the Compassionate Allowance Program

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 7-Jun-2016

    Individuals who become injured or ill and are unable to work may be able to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This program provides much needed financial support for basic necessities and expenses in the event that a person should become disabled. While the financial benefits of this program can be invaluable, the waiting period for approval can sometimes be extremely ...
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  • SSDI Claims Involving Loss of Vision or Hearing

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 10-May-2016

    Many people file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in the event that they should be rendered unable to work following a serious accident or illness. But what happens if a person should become unable to perform the duties of their job due to failing eyesight or hearing? If you have experienced vision or hearing loss, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. What Are the Costs of Hearing and ...
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  • Will My SSDI Benefits Increase With Inflation?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 14-Apr-2016

    From gasoline to groceries, the cost of just about everything in the United States tends to rise over time. As the value of currency decreases and the economy fluctuates, the prices of goods and services have a tendency to increase little by little with each passing year. While many of these price hikes are individually minor inconveniences, such as paying an extra 15 cents for a pack of gum, ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 2-Mar-2016

    Medicare and Medicaid are both government benefit programs that help cover the costs of healthcare. While these programs are often confused with each other, they have very different benefits, costs, and eligibility requirements. What is Medicare? Medicare is a form of health insurance offered by the government that is subsidized by trust funds in which covered people have paid into. This program ...
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  • Can I Continue to Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 1-Feb-2016

    If you are like most other Americans, you actually like going to work, putting in time at your place of occupation, and leaving at the end of the day feeling like you accomplished something. When an injury or illness is so severe that it takes you off your feet – sometimes literally – and requires you to receive Social Security Disability ( SSD ) benefits just to get by, it can be a ...
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  • Should I Hire an SSD Lawyer for My Disability Case?

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 7-Jan-2016

    A quick glimpse into the legal world reveals legalese, legislation, and litigation. For most people, this is all too much and confusion is understandably and naturally quick to follow. For Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) cases, matters can become all the more complex, on the surface and in the details. The regular SSD case or claim will need to ...
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  • Common Qualifying Medical Conditions for SSD

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 1-Dec-2015

    Applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) can mean having to rake through stacks of complicated government documents. For someone who is just trying to get some assistance after being rendered unable to work after an unfortunate accident or debilitating illness, the whole procedure can feel needlessly intricate. Many people are left wondering whether or not their condition actually ...
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  • What You Should Know Before Applying for SSD Benefits

    Posted By Disability Action Advocates || 6-Nov-2015

    If you were to take the time to look around your workplace for potential hazards, you would probably find a handful of dangers, some of them unnoticed or unaddressed. This is not an uncommon situation, but frequency of occurrence is not an excuse for letting it happen. People seriously injured at work need to be able to find some support to keep them financially stable as they recover. For most ...
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