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SSD and SSI Benefits Function Reports

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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An important part of your application for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income Benefits is the “Function Report” (form SSA 3373). This form is also called an “activities of daily living” questionnaire. I cannot stress the importance of this form as it is used by Social Security to determine your functioning and what you […]

Protect Yourself Against Social Security Scam Calls!

Fraud and scam calls are unfortunately part of everyday life in the digital age we live in. Whether it’s the call urging you to extend the warranty on a vehicle, offering a free vacation or paying off your credit card. At a recent conference, there was a Social Security public relations speaker whose main topic […]

Using Social Media as Evidence in Determining Social Security Benefits

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Social Security Administration adjudicators can see social media accounts of people who have applied for or receive disability benefits. It is not known how much these accounts are looked at as part of determining whether one qualifies for disability benefits. We just simply do not know. However, it is likely that it is used at […]

What is a SSI “PERC” Interview?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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What is a SSI “PERC” Interview? A “PERC” interview happens once you have been approved for SSI disability benefits. It stands for “pre-effectuation review conference”. It’s a financial interview to see how much SSI benefits you will be eligible for. This interview only happens for SSI benefits and will not happen for SSDI benefits. Since […]

Will I Receive Medical Insurance if I am approved for Social Security Disability? Yes, once you are approved for Social Security Disability, you are also approved for medical insurance.  However, the type of medical insurance you receive depends on the type of disability benefit you are getting. If you are approved for Social Security Disability […]

What are Social Security Work Credits?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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What are Social Security Work Credits? To determine who is eligible for various Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a system of credits that establish whether you can file for SSDI. Typically, the number of credits required in order to be eligible for benefits is 40. The maximum number of […]

What Happens to my Social Security Disability if I Get Incarcerated?

What Happens to my Social Security Disability if I Get Incarcerated? When a person is facing jail time, one of the questions he/she may be wondering is whether disability benefits will be discontinued.  The basic rule is that the Social Security Administration will not pay benefits to a person who is incarcerated. However, there are […]

Social Security Disability and Federal District Court

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
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Once you have exhausted all of your administrative appeals by receiving a denial from the Social Security Appeals Council, you have the option of taking your case to Federal District Court. If you disagree with the Appeal Council’s decision, you can file a civil action where the Commissioner of Social Security is named as the […]

What Are Social Security Work Credits?

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What are Social Security Work Credits? To determine who is eligible for various Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a system of credits that establish whether you can file for SSDI. Typically, the number of credits required in order to be eligible for benefits is 40. The maximum number of credits that can be […]

What You Should Know About a Social Security Video Hearing

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been one of the government agencies that have embraced technology. From online disability applications to video disability hearings, SSA has been successful in implementing a number of technology advances in order to assist claimants. With this in mind, SSA has video disability hearings where a hearing is conducted via […]