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Understanding Social Security Disability Overpayments and How They May Affect You

Submitted by Chris on Wed, 12/01/2010 - 14:41

When you begin receiving Social Security Disability benefits it is very important to understand what overpayments are and how they may affect you. If you do not familiarize yourself with Social Security Disability overpayments, how they happen, and what you should do about them, you may find yourself facing serious penalties and even a loss of benefits in the future. If you are applying for Social Security Disability or have already started receiving Social Security Disability benefits, there are some very important facts you need to know.

 

Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability

Submitted by Daniel on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 13:15

The Social Security Disability application process can be a long and intimidating one. The fact of the matter is that only 30 percent of Social Security Disability claims are approved at the initial stage of the application process. If you want to increase your chances of being awarded Social Security Disability benefits, there are certain mistakes that you want to avoid. These are the top eight mistakes people make when applying for Social Security Disability. Make sure you familiarize yourself with them so you can avoid making these mistakes during your own application process.

How to Get By Financially While Waiting for a Social Security Disability Approval

Submitted by Marina on Sun, 11/28/2010 - 14:12

When you are unable to work and waiting for a Social Security Disability claim to be processed, the financial situation can be bleak to say the least. Bills are due but no income is coming in, and it may be months or even years before you see your first disability payment. What can you do to make ends meet in the meantime? If you are facing financial hardship while waiting for a Social Security Disability approval, there are some steps you can take to ease the financial burden.

Do Children Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Shane on Sat, 11/27/2010 - 13:44

When most people think about children, disability benefits are not the first thing that comes to mind. Many people believe that Social Security Disability benefits are only for adults who are no longer able to work. This is certainly not the case. Social Security Disability benefits are not isolated to adults who are unable to earn an income to support themselves. Children can, and do, qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in certain cases.

SSA Adds New Conditions to Compassionate Allowances

Submitted by Daniel on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 16:52

One of the first things people learn after they become disabled is that once you lose your job, it is an uphill struggle to find another one. Therefore, people with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions try to keep working for as long as possible. They know how much their medical bills are, and they know how devastating it would be to lose the medical benefits they have at work. However, at some point people may lose their jobs regardless of how hard they try to keep them. They may be downsized or they may simply become too sick to continue working.

Is it Difficult to Get Credit When Receiving Social Security Disability?

Submitted by Shane on Mon, 11/22/2010 - 10:40

Many people wonder how receiving Social Security Disability income will affect their ability to obtain loans and credit. Does Social Security Disability go on your credit report? Does it make it harder to qualify for a loan? Is it possible to qualify for a mortgage? There are many things to consider when determining exactly how Social Security Disability will affect your credit eligibility. If you receive Social Security Disability payments and you want to know if you will be able to obtain the credit you need, here are some things to keep in mind.

How to Prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing

Submitted by Shane on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 16:34

The Social Security Administration only approves about 30 percent of initial Social Security Disability claims received each year. What happens to the remaining 70 percent? One of three things occurs. Applicants can either forget their claim, giving up their right to Social Security Disability benefits, file a new claim, or, if they can go on to file an appeal to reverse the decision.

Can Veterans Apply for Social Security Disability?

Submitted by Shane on Fri, 11/19/2010 - 14:23

The short answer to this question is “Yes.” If a veteran has paid into the Social Security system they can file for both VA (Veterans Administration) benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits. The compensation is a monthly payment and can be paid to veterans who have been diagnosed as disabled as a result of their experiences in military service. The types of injuries for which veterans can receive disability benefits can be physical or mental.

Debunking the Top Myths about Social Security Disability

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 17:14

There is no doubt about that there are rumors abound in the world of Social Security Disability benefits. There are plenty of myths being circulated from who can and cannot receive benefits to how long it takes to receive a check. How can you tell fact from fiction? If you want to truly understand Social Security Disability benefits, you need to know the truth behind the top Social Security Disability myths. Here are the top five myths that people often buy into.