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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for South Carolina on
Q: if my son is getting money from my SSD check.Will his part be returned to me once he turns 18

will his part of the money go back into my check once he is no longer getting the money from my SSD

Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 24, 2014

No. There are two limits on SSDI benefits - your individual max (PIA) and family max. In order to get dependent benefits your family max must be higher than you PIA. For example, PIA (800) Family max (800), in this situation there would be no dependent benefits. But if your PIA was (1000) and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Idaho on
Q: Live in Idaho. Won a medical malpractice lawsuit. Put money in an annuity and receive a monthly payment. Cannot work.

Can I receive disability benefits if I qualify as being disabled?

Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 24, 2014

This depends. If you have worked at least 5 of the last 10 years you may be eligible to apply for SSDI. The amount of income you receive from your annuity may disqualify you from SSI benefits. In either case you will need to prove that you you have a severe impairment that is expected to last, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Jersey on
Q: i receive ssdi and medicare my children receive child support from ssa will they be affected if I receive rental income
Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 24, 2014

It depends. SSDI is not a needs based program like SSI so your benefit will not be reduced by resources or income of family members. However, any income you receive could be considered Substantial Gainful Activity (SGC) SSA allows people attempting to return to work or self employment a 9 month... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Indiana on
Q: do I need a disability attorney?

I have lung cancer

Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 21, 2014

Sorry to hear about your condition. If you are referring to Social Security Disability Benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits you do not technically need an attorney. However, hiring an attorney is highly recommended. Social Security attorneys collect contingent fees when they win your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I keep getting denied disability even though i have documentation that my spine is fusing together. Why?
Jonathan Alexander Heeps
Jonathan Alexander Heeps answered on Dec 20, 2014

Obtaining disability benefits is a long and tough road. Many claimants are denied twice before going to a hearing. Some are denied at hearings and beyond. If you have not yet reached the hearing stage, I highly recommend hiring an attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability. I would not... Read more »

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