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Can I get Social Security disability without losing income?

I was recently asked the following question: I need my job to survive. I can’t quit. I have some vacation days and sick time, but it is not enough to go without pay until they tell me I qualified. How do … Continue reading

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Child SSI cases after 18th birthday

Disabled children can apply for Social Security benefits under the Title 16 children’s Supplemental Security Income (child SSI) program. Children’s cases are considered differently than adult disability claims. However, after a child turns 18, Social Security applies the adult standard … Continue reading

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Reviewing your Social Security exhibit file – Part 2 Critical Dates

What’s the next thing to review in the Social Security exhibit file after the medical records? Check these critical dates: Alleged Onset Date (AOD) & Date Last Insured (DLI)! The E section usually contains for two documents that provide this information: “Disability … Continue reading

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Getting Social Security Disability and SSI benefits at same time

I recently wrote about receiving both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Let’s look at the advantages of being on both benefits programs.

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Social Security 5 Month Waiting Period Explained

If you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI or DIB), you may be surprised that Social Security keeps the first 5 months of back benefits. This is referred to as the “5 month waiting period.” If you awarded … Continue reading

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What is the Alleged Onset Date (AOD) in a Social Security disability case?

Here is a quick “Term of the Day” Alleged Onset Date (AOD) - the Alleged Onset Date is the date your disability began. Or, the date you claim entitlement to Social Security disability benefits. Also see, “what if the Judge wants me to … Continue reading

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How do unemployment benefits affect a Social Security disability claim?

How do unemployment insurance benefits affect a claim for Social Security disability benefits? Receiving unemployment benefits can be a problem if you have a claim for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because you are making … Continue reading

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What if the Social Security judge wants me to change the date my disability began?

Nate Craig of Truth of the Matter Asserted has a great article about what it means if a judge wants you to change the date you became disabled, or in Social Security parlance “amend your alleged onset date (AOD).” Often, … Continue reading

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What is a Partly Favorable decision in a Social Security disability case?

Getting a Partly Favorable or Partially Favorable decision in a Social Security disability claim is confusing for a lot of people. First, lets go over what it does not mean.  Under the Social Security system, there is no partly or … Continue reading

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