I have Lumbar Spondylisthesis, Thoracic Spine Pain and Thoracic Spondylosis. I suffer from a lot of back spasms, through pain that travels from my spine to my stomach causing intense nausea which makes me curl up and instantly puts me out of work any day. It's increased in severity over the... View More
If you are unable to work a standard 40-hour workweek due to a disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits through Social Security. The Social Security Administration considers whether a person has a medical condition that significantly limits their ability to perform basic work...View More
No, your wife would not lose her SSDI benefits if she withdraws from her 401k retirement. Since individual retirement plans have no effect on SSDI eligibility, your wife would not have to report 401k withdrawals to Social Security. She would report things such as her new address if she moves or a...View More
It is not uncommon to be denied Social Security disability at the initial and reconsideration levels. Continue to appeal your claim. You will be able to provide testimony to an Administrative Law Judge at the third level of appeal. Meanwhile, it is important that you have all of your medical...View More
I got divorced 8 years ago. We both got joint custody. She however is the custodial parent. I haven't seen my son for at least 6 7 years now. My ex moved with my son and stopped contacting me. I don't know where they live now. He will be 18 soon. I remarried and have 2 other children.... View More
You posted this question in another state and as was explained there, the order to pay or not pay child support under state law has no bearing on this federal benefits program. All of your biological children are eligible for benefits until they turn 18 or until 19 if they are still in high school...View More
I just got approved for ssdi. I'm remarried with 2 other children in my home. Their benefits are on hold until my ex wife is found and notified that my son that lives with her...may be able to receive benefits threw me. It's making it rough because I can barely support my wife and... View More
All of your minor children are eligible me for benefits if your individual payment is below the family maximum payment. The difference between your payment and the family max can be up to 1/2 of your payment. Whatever that amount is will be split equally between your children. It does not reduce...View More
You can apply for SSI benefits if your household is financially eligible. You should also file for dependent (sometimes called auxiliary) benefits for him. Those benefits are available if your payment is high enough and are based on your receipt of SSDI. There is no requirement that a minor child...View More
Marriage does not affect SSDI. To be able to get SSDI, you would have to have worked long enough and recently enough to be fully insured. In most cases, you must have earned at least 20 credits during the last 10 years. You earn work credits and become insured for Social Security retirement, SSDI...View More
help at all. When I sign in it says my information is not correct. I know my info. I have ask them to go into my account and see what is wrong. they won't do it. Today I posted on their page I was FED UP. So they gave me a number for help, I called and was on hold forever so I hung up. What... View More
When you talk to people at SSA, you will find they have a wide variety of knowledge and motivation to help citizens. Don't let one person there make you think they can't help you. Some just answer the phone and have no answers. Others seem to be on a mission to helping as many people as...View More
No, changing your name to your maiden name will not affect Social Security survivor benefits you are receiving since you are not changing your marital status. Once you have your name legally changed, you need to inform Social Security and show them the court order of the name change. To report a...View More
The Social Security Administration (SSA) calculates your average indexed monthly earnings (AIME) during the 35 years in which you earned the most. SSA then applies a formula to the AIME to arrive at your basic Social Security retirement benefit, or primary insurance amount (PIA). Your PIA is how...View More
I strongly urge you to seek the help of a SSA Attorney. Attorneys who handle Ssa Disability claims for adults and children who are applicants on “initial claims” (that means people who have not received benefits and are appealing to try to get them BUT NOT people who were getting benefits and...View More
A generalized letter that just states you cannot work is insufficient for a Judge to grant your claim. Ssa defines disability essentially as a medical condition that despite treatment by a doctor precludes the person/patient from working any job in the United States. Therefore, a doctor would also...View More
If you are indigent call legal aid/legal services. Your energy should go into your medical proof---I'm willing to bet you have looked not at the medical evidence but on what you think the medical evidence says.
I was approved by the SSA to be a disabled person in 2014. It was for depression and arthritis. I recently had to go for a redetermination and then was found to be not disabled and then was told that I was found disabled due to mood disorder and anxiety disorder and then that was never the reason... View More
Siatic nerve and recently went to neurologist and he said that over half of my nerves wasn't working also I have drop foot and very little movement in my foot it hurts to walk and to try and lift anything. Would I qualify for disability?
Likely but your doctors have to say that you can't do anything else. You may have wage loss benefits through the car wreck, and depending on how it happened you may have other claims and if you haven't already should talk to a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice--we give free consultations...View More
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