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How Chronic Liver Disease Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits in 2022

How Chronic Liver Disease Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits in 2022
Patients with chronic liver disease can also apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they meet all the requirements to be eligible for SSDI benefits. Social Security Administration (SSA) Medical Listing 5.05 describes chronic liver disease. SSA evaluates the severity and duration of the disease with prescribed medication w...
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Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022
Most of you people are here because of getting information whether you are qualified for disability benefits or not. The answer to this particular question is still under inquiry. Despite this, A closet answer can see in Social Security Blue Book . People can automatically qualify for benefits explained by an online system called Disability Evaluat...
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How to Get SSDI Benefits for Lupus

How to Get SSDI Benefits for Lupus
People with lupus having limitations affecting daily functioning levels, social networking, inability to focus or meeting any other impairment related disability listed in SSA's Blue Book may qualify for SSDI benefits. Systematic lupus erthymatosus, a.k.a. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own organs, tissues and ce...
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Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In order to qualify for disability, you must be able to prove to the Social Security Administration that your disability is 'disabling' enough to prevent you from working. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition often caused by lupus or arthritis in the hand. The pressure on the wrist causes swelling in the hand which in turn affects the median nerve...
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How to Qualify for SSDI for Rheumatoid Arthritis

SSDI for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Some people might worry about your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) problems. Many individuals do not know about the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis. 35% of the population stopped working after the diagnosis of RA for ten years, according to research . RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS:- It is a medical disability that is a chron...
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How Families Could Be Denied Disability Death Benefits for Unvaccinated Dependents

How Families Could Be Denied Disability Death Benefits for Unvaccinated Dependents
A huge number of workers are facing repercussions due refusing getting the COVID-19 vaccine shots.This includes both mental and financial drawbacks since being denied premium health benefits such as disability death benefits could mean as much as putting daily bread on the table. Many families of unvaccinated individuals are struggling to get death...
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Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits

Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits
SSDI survivor benefits are for those employees of the Social Security Administration system who paid taxes by working long enough hours. SSDI serves as a federal insurance program and provides payments to the family members of the disabled workers. Social Security benefits are available upon retirement similarly, after the death of a worker, family...
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SSA’s Representative Repayment Program

SSA’s Representative Repayment Program
Do you need assistance in getting payment from Social Security programs? Let's talk about the candidates who have difficulty receiving and managing payments. Eligibility for a representative payment program needs to be part of the Social Security system. Social security recipients receive their monthly benefits indirectly by receiving check payment...
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Does Retiring Early Affect Your SSDI Application

Does Retiring Early Affect Your SSDI Application
The Social Security Disability program is a form of early retirement benefits. You can't receive both SSDI and retirement benefits at the same time (there is only one small exception to this rule, which this blog discusses at the end). Determining the best time as when to retire is often the most critical step to getting the most out of retirement ...
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Getting Social Security Disability After Age 65

Getting Social Security Disability After Age 65
Disabled adults can start receiving disability benefits at literally any age (even before full retirement age). However, for disabled adults over age 65, it is better to apply for SSDI benefits than retirement benefits. According to a report , the average age at which American people retire is 62 (minimum retirement age). However, the poll also sug...
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Worn-Out Worker Rule SSDI

Worn-Out Worker Rule SSDI
The Social Security Administration has special rules for people who have had several years of physical unskilled labor . The worn-out worker rule enables a special window for disability claimants who would otherwise be denied SSDI due to not meeting the SSA's condition for disability. Rules to meet Worn-Out Worker Rules The worn out worker rule is ...
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Would You Be Denied SSDI if Your Visual Acuity Test Comes Fine

Would You Be Denied SSDI if Your Visual Acuity Test Comes Fine
You may have partial or complete blindness, thinking it automatically qualifies you for disability benefits. As a claimant, you may have the view that you having problems with your hearing or vision, having to use a hearing aid or glasses are enough for you to qualify for SSDI. Infact, you're not considered legally blind or completely deaf if you d...
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What are the Non-Medical Requirements for SSDI 2021

What are the Non-Medical Requirements for SSDI 2021
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI you would need to meet the eligibility for both medical and non-medical qualifications for SSDI. The most common reason for denial is not being able to meet the medical qualifications but an inability to meet the non-medical criteria. This happens simply because not many people are aware of ...
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Automatic Cost of Living Adjustments | 2021

Automatic Cost of Living Adjustments | 2021
The SSA adjusts the SSDI amounts for social security payments each year by adjusting them with inflation through a complicated formula for cost of living. Cost-of-Living Adjustment Enacted in 1973, the federal legislation allows the SSA to adjust the amount of SSDI paychecks to keep up pace with the changing dynamics of the economic system. The SSA...
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Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors
Millions of US veterans have retired from active or passive duty from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during the last two decades. As with any other war, the statistics from Pew Research suggest, the number of disabled veterans has also escalated sharply. There are around 19 million US veterans this year, making up 10% of the US's adult population. A...
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Rules for Winning SSDI Benefits for Blind

Rules for Winning SSDI Benefits for Blind
Legally blind people are unable to see but not necessarily be totally blind. The federal government uses the term 'legal blindness' to determine whether you can get certain benefits, like disability or job training. How Does the SSA Define Blindness? A 20/20 vision is considered as perfectly normal, i.e., if a person is able to see 20 feet away the...
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Calculating your Social Security Disability in 2021

Calculating your Social Security Disability in 2021
If you're applying for SSDI benefits, then your disability paycheck amount depend on your average lifetime earnings before you became disabled. Unlike Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is purely a need-based disability programme, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programme is purely a merit-based insurance programmer. The SSA d...
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Average Indexed Monthly Earnings for SSDI 2021

Average Indexed Monthly Earnings for SSDI 2021
How much you earned throughout your lifetime before your disability is the key factor in determining your disability payments. Although the severity of your disability does not affect this amount, income from other sources can. Unlike the supplemental security income (SSI) which is purely a need-based benefits programe, the social security disabili...
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Work Credits for Disability Benefits | 2021

Work Credits for Disability Benefits | 2021
In order to be eligible for SSDI one must be 'insured' by the SSA, i.e., possess enough work credits along with having paid FICA taxes to qualify. The Social Security Administration has both medical and non-medical requirements for a person to be eligible for receiving the social security disability benefits. One of the financial conditions for qua...
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Rules for the Trial Work Period for SSDI in 2021

Rules for the Trial Work Period for SSDI in 2021
Previously in 2020, any month in which a claimant's earnings exceeded $910 was considered a Trial Work Period (TWP). In 2021, this amount has been raised to $940 by the SSA. What is Trial Work Period? The Trial Work Period is the grace period granted by the Social Security Administration to its claimants who want an attempt to re-try to gain entry ...
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