Social Security Disability Benefits

How to Check Your Disability Claim Status

There are three ways to check one’s disability claim status: using the Social Security Administration’s online services, contacting the SSA by calling the automated line 1-800-772-1213, or by visiting a local SSA office in Chicago. Checking the Status Online The SSA’s online services provide a fast and convenient way for people to find out the Read More

Qualifying for Disability with Spina Bifida

Whether a person with spina bifida (SB) qualifies for disability benefits depends on the severity of his or her symptoms. The condition itself doesn’t automatically satisfy the definition of a disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA will assess the person’s disability depending on the specific symptoms he or she is experiencing. What Read More

Will My Injury Settlement Impact Disability Benefits?

The simple answer to the question of whether an injury settlement will impact disability benefits depends on the kind of benefits a person is collecting. Precisely, it depends on whether the person is collecting benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. If the person is collecting SSDI Read More

SSDI Income Limits for 2021

The 2021 income limit for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is $1,310 per month for non-blind claimants or $2,190 for blind claimants. Social Security Administration (SSA) considers anyone who earns more than that limit from work or unofficial jobs to be performing a substantial gainful activity (SGA). SSA considers individuals with SGA adequately independent to Read More

Can I Collect SSDI and SSI Simultaneously?

A disabled person can collect SSDI and SSI benefits concurrently. This often occurs when the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a disability applicant for SSDI but gives him or her a low monthly payment. A disability applicant may receive a low monthly payment due to the following factors: The applicant hasn’t worked much or at Read More

How to Fill Out Your Application for Disability Insurance Benefits

A person who is unable to work because of a disability can apply for disability benefits either online or by completing the SSA-16 paper form. Once the applicant has completed and submitted the form, the Social Security Administration (SSA) takes about three to four months to make a determination. The determination could, however, take much Read More

Obtaining Disability Benefits with Prader-Willi Syndrome

A child with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and his or her family may be entitled to receive disability benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). With these benefits, the family can meet the cost related to bringing up a child with special needs. What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? The United States has two major types of Read More

Are SSDI Waiting Periods On Their Way Out?

More than 36 disability rights groups are pleading with Congress to get rid of two oppressive waiting periods that beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) must withstand at the moment. The groups submitted a letter to the leadership of both the Republican and Democratic parties in June 2020 requesting enactment of the pending bill. Read More

5 Things to Consider Before Applying for SSDI

Before applying for disability benefits, a person should consider whether the disabling condition can prevent him or her from working for a year. The individual should find out whether he or she can transition to a less demanding job. He or she should also determine if his or her work history is eligible for Social Read More

How Obtaining SSDI Benefits Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits address the needs of millions of Americans who are unable to work because of their disability. These benefits help ease physical, psychological, and financial stress associated with severe disabilities. Disability benefits are a great option for anyone requiring assistance because of some form of impairment. To get started with SSDI, Read More