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Children’s Social Security Disability Cases and Early Impairments

Many people ask me about whether their children will qualify for Social Security benefits based on medical conditions early in their lives: We have two adopted children that we have had since birth. One is now 14, but was born at 26 … 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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You can’t get Social Security disabilty benefits if you do not apply

To quote an old lottery slogan, “you can’t win, if you don’t play.” It may seem obvious, but you cannot receive Social Security disability benefits if you do not apply. If fact, many Social Security regulations about Social Security eligibility start … 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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Are you limited to only 12 months of back Social Security benefits?

We have talked a lot about how far back can you get Social Security benefits.  I want to make sure there is no confusion: Social Security does NOT limit you to only 12 months of back benefits. There is a … Continue reading

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How far back does Social Security pay disability benefits?

If you are disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits? Back to when the disability began? It depends on whether you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or DIB), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security Supplemental Security … Continue reading

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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 a Protected Filing Date (PFD) in a Social Security disability case?

The Protected Filing Date (PFD) is the date you contacted Social Security and asked to file an application. What is so special about that? The PFD is used to determine how far back your benefits can be paid. What makes … 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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