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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?

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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

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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 […]

Why is There a Vocational Expert at A Social Security Disability Hearing?

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When attending a Social Security disability hearing, testimony from a vocational expert is typically taken at the end of the hearing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) hires vocational experts as independent contractors to testify about the classification of work you have performed in the past and to answer hypothetical questions from an Administrative Law Judge […]

What is a Social Security representative payee?

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When one is granted disability under the Social Security disability program, they might be in such condition that they will not be deemed able to manage the benefits on their own. If that is determined to be the case, then an appointment of a representative payee will be made. Prior to a representative payee being […]

How to Open an ABLE Account for a Disabled Child in Michigan

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The ABLE Act amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow eligible individuals with disabilities and their families to establish a tax-exempt savings account that allows disbursements of income tax-free funds for “qualified disability expenses”. People of any age who developed a qualifying disability before age 26 can open an ABLE account and contribute up to […]

WHAT IS MONTHLY WAGE REPORTING OBLIGATION WHEN GETTING SSI BENEFITS?

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People who have been approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability already know that the benefits are based on financial need. The resources a person has available will dictate what they receive in SSI benefits. To ensure that recipients are getting what they are supposed to get, it is necessary to take part in monthly […]