Category: Social Security Disability

New Ruling for Impairment Related Work Expenses August 23, 2021

In 2021, a person can work for pay while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and earn up to $1,310 a month, or $2,190 a month if blind, after deduction of his or her impairment-related work expenses (IRWEs). Disabled read more

How Changes to My Condition Impact My Disability Benefits August 16, 2021

Generally, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not change the amount of a person’s disability benefits if his or her condition becomes worse. Nevertheless, a worsening disabling condition can affect how the SSA handles a person’s application for Social Security read more

2021 Income Limits for Disability Claimants August 9, 2021

In 2021, a person is determined to be engaging in substantial gainful activity (SGA) if he or she is earning more than $1,310 monthly if non-blind or $2,190 if blind. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will be stopped if read more

Understanding the Maximum Family Benefit for SSDI July 20, 2021

The maximum family benefit for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is usually at or nearly 150% of a primary beneficiary’s primary insurance amount (PIA). A person’s PIA is the full monthly benefit that he or she is entitled to according read more

SSDI Denied? Here’s How to Fill Out Your Request for Consideration Form June 7, 2021

On the Request for Consideration Form or Form SSA-561, a person fills out his or her personal information and states why he or she disagrees with the Social Security Administration’s decision to deny him or her disability benefits. It is read more

Qualifying for Disability with Autism May 26, 2021

A person with autism can qualify for disability benefits if he or she can demonstrate the inability to meet the Social Security Administration’s threshold for gainful employment because of the condition. Medical records, financial records, and statements from family, friends, read more

Do This While You Wait for Your Disability Hearing May 17, 2021

It is important for a person to prepare notes, submit more medical records as well as written statements from people familiar with his or her disability and consult with a disability lawyer while waiting for a disability hearing. Preparation is read more

What Are Attorney Advisor Pre-Hearing Decisions May 11, 2021

Attorney advisor pre-hearing decisions are decisions made by attorney advisors after conducting certain pre-hearing proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) employs attorney advisors to approve some disability claims, helping reduce the workload of read more

What You Should Know About Medicare When You’re Disabled April 21, 2021

Although Medicare typically covers the healthcare costs of individuals aged 65 or older, people younger than 65 can be eligible for it if they qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In most cases, people have to wait 24 months read more