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I am receiving SSI benefits. Will getting divorced affect my payments?

In a recent blog post we discussed the ways in which SSDI benefits could potentially be affected by divorce. Today we thought we would discuss the ways in which SSI benefits can be affected by divorce.

This question was sent to us on Twitter. Feel free to leave your disability benefit questions in the comment section below and we may answer them in a future blog post. Today’s question is:

I have private, long-term disability insurance. Will this help me get approved for Social Security Disability benefits?

In addition to the federal disability benefit programs—SSDI and SSI—there are many smaller programs that offer financial assistance to individuals who have disabilities. These can come in the form of state-wide programs, charities, and insurance programs. But how do these impact your eligibility for federal disability benefits? A recent visitor to our interactive disability forum, asked the following question

Will I Qualify for Social Security Disability if I am Capable of Doing Less Intense Work but Cannot Get a Job?

As we discussed in our previous blog post, eligibility for disability benefits is based around a person’s ability work. But what does that really mean? In today’s blog post, we’ll be answering a question that was sent to us on Twitter. It touches upon being able to work, hire-ability, and disability benefits. As always, if you have a question that you’d like us to answer in a future blog post, leave it in the comment section below.

I Can Work But Cannot Keep Up With Activities of Daily Living. Will I Be Approved for Disability?

As many Social Security Disability applicants may know, eligibility for disability benefits is largely based around a person’s ability to work and earn a living. However, a serious disability or health condition can impact more than just your work life. Today’s blog question was sent to us on Facebook and deals with the connection between working and other activities of daily living.

Divorce and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Many factors affect a person’s disability benefits. This can include a person’s income, financial resources, employment history, and even their marriage. Today’s blog question came to us through our interactive disability forum and deals with divorce and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you have a question you’d like us to answer, leave it in the comment section below or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. Today’s question is:

Are Doctor's Statements More Important than Medical Records?

Application preparation can make or break your application for disability benefits. Without the correct supportive evidence your claim may be delayed or even denied. Unfortunately, most people don’t know where to begin when it comes to preparing to apply for Social Security Disability. This week’s blog question was sent to us on Facebook and touches upon the subject of application preparation and collecting the necessary supportive evidence.

What Medical Records do I Need to Include in my Application for Disability Benefits?

An important aspect of applying for disability benefits is collecting and submitting medical documentation to support your claim. This medical documentation validates your application and proves to the Social Security Administration that you are, in fact, disabled.

Is an Informally Adopted Child Eligible for Auxiliary Benefits?

Although our most recent blog posts have focused on the Social Security Disability Appeal hearing, today we’ll be addressing the subject of auxiliary benefits. This question was sent to us through our interactive disability forum. As always, if you have a disability benefit question that you’d like us to answer, leave it in the comment section below. Today’s blog topic is:

Can I Bring Witnesses to My Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

Last week we wrote a blog post discussing the benefits of bringing your doctor to your disability appeal hearing. The week we plan to talk more about the role of witnesses during the Social Security Disability appeal hearing. Today we will answer the following question that was sent to us on Facebook:

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