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How Long Can I Not Work and Still Qualify for SSDI?

SSDI After Being Out of Work

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

These benefits can be used to help cover the costs of medical bills and your everyday living expenses.

There are two main forms of disability benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is based on financial need, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on your employment history and paid into through taxes on your income.

What happens if I try to go back to work?

Going Back to Work

If you’re on disability, then you’ve come to count on your monthly benefits as a consistent source of income to pay bills and take care of everyday living expenses for your family.

The thought of trying to return to work may be exciting to you, but it can also be fear inducing if you’re uncertain how working will affect your benefits.

How do I Prove a Back-Pain-Based Disability?

If you suffer from a disabling medical condition, you may be able to receive financial assistance in the form of disability benefits. These benefits are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and can help cover the costs of medical treatment and everyday living.

Some conditions, such as severe back pain, may make it more difficult for you to prove your disability to the SSA. If you have a back-pain-based disability and are seeking to apply for disability benefits, there are certain factors you should be aware of.

The SSA's Blue Book

How can a Social Security attorney help me?

How Can An Attorney Help Me?

When you or a member of your family becomes disabled, the financial hardships imposed can seem overwhelming. The loss of income of a wage earner, the expenses of ongoing medical treatment, and concerns about everyday living expenses for your family are just a few examples of the worries you may experience.

Social Security disability benefits can be a viable solution.

Are Baby Boomers Affecting Social Security?

How will Baby Boomers Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you currently receive disability or if you may need to apply in the future, then you understand that these benefits can be essential to making ends meet as a family.

The prospect of anything causing benefits to decrease or disappear is a frightening one, but Social Security programs, including disability, are more secure than you might think.

Am I Going to Lose Benefits in 2016?

Are Disability Benefits Being Cut?

Disability benefits are available to Americans who are disabled or unable to work due to a medical condition. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays disability benefits to help cover the costs of everyday living expenses and medical bills. Over the years, there has always been talk of disability benefits being cut due to the lack of government funding. A recent congressional act has halted this from happening in 2016.

File-and-Suspend Benefit Maximization for Couples

Social Security Changes affect File-and-Suspend Benefit Maximization for Couples

The “File-and-Suspend” method of maximizing Social Security retirement benefits has been used by married couples for decades. Recent budget bill changes passed by Congress however phase out this process by closing the “loophole” in Social Security regulations that allowed spouses to increase their Social Security income as a couple.

The File and Suspend Method Explained

2016 Social Security Administration Financial Adjustments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews financial data and publishes a list of updates every year. These updates include adjustments to maximum benefit amounts, work credits, and other financial thresholds. Whether you’re now receiving benefits or planning to apply in 2016, you’ll need to be aware of the SSA’s new figures.

Q & A With Someone Who was Awarded Benefits

One of the most common questions we receive is “How do I actually get approved for benefits?” The fact of the matter is that there’s no sure-fire way to get approved, and less than 50% of applicants receive benefits even after they have an ALJ hearing. So we decided to speak with a woman who WAS successful with her claim to see what she did to win her benefits.

Q: How long did it take for you to be approved?

Who is Eligible for Benefits Under my Account?

Who is eligible for benefits under my account and how do I get them benefits?

If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then some members of your family may also be able to receive monthly benefits under your work record. Only certain family members meet Social Security Administration (SSA) eligibility rules, and the rules that govern who gets benefits and how much they receive are a bit complex, but here’s the gist of it.

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