How does receiving Disability affect my Social Security benefits later in life?
I started getting Disability in my 50s, and am now 61. I receive just Disability (not SSI), and am wondering what happens at age 65? Do I start receiving regular SS, and does it end earlier than if I hadnever gotten Disability?? Thanks.
Question answered by little78lucky
If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, those benefits will be converted to retirement benefits.
I need disability benefits in college that will exempt me from presenting for three Anxiety Disorders?
I'm unable to make sense while speaking verbally due to heavy amount of phobia, but they refuse to grant out disability benefits since Social Anxiety Disorder that includes a stutter is apparently fake to them. I'm getting grades for the stutter, and it's uncontrollable from the Social Anxiety Disorder. I've tried telling about it, but they were like "alright, go in for a diagnosis, or no benefits!". I've already acquired the diagnosis however, and they are now saying that Stuttering isn't real. How do you folks get disability benefits in college?
Hypochondria And Social Anxiety
Question answered by JMITW
are you talking about disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) or disability accommodations (alternatives to oral speaking, extra time, etc)?
have you been to the disability services office?
did your doctor write a letter explaining the effects of your condition and suggested accommodations..or do you just have a diagnosis and nothing else.
How is a learning disability not an excuse for low achievement?
Anybody can get a learning disability. You don't have to have a physical disability to get one.
Question answered by hangfire
Well I guess sometimes you get the feeling that people pretend to have a disability, or a bigger one than they actually have, in order to get a free ride or to get excused from trying. Nobody likes to see that.
However, it seems unkind to judge people with disabilities using the same criteria as used for those without them. It's like someone with a job telling someone without a job to 'get a job'. Sometimes it just ain't that easy!
Always do the best you are capable of, so that you don't have to make excuses. And don't judge others too harshly - you don't know their true experiences.
Two rules for life!
Whats the difference between the Continuing Disability Review and the Disability Update Report from Social Sec?
Whats the difference between a Continuing Disabilty Review or a Disability Update Report?
Im on SS and get disabilty.I am due for a review but i received the Disabilty Update Report,not the Continuing Disabilty Review?Whats the difference and is the Disabilty Update Report better for me to receive?
Question answered by Judith
The Disability Update Report is the form used to do the Continuing Disability Review. Continuing Disability Review is not a form - it is a procedure.
How to or not to disclose a disability to a potential employer?
My situation is that I was medically discharged from the US Army in 2005. I have several disabilities and have an overall disability rating from the Veterans Administration. I have gone to school to retrain on a rehabilitation plan. I am about to graduate and currently looking for a new full time job. I had a great job offer from a company, and then I told them I have disabilities and they pulled the offer back. The field I am going into is Electronics and Computers. I have talked to many career advisors and they state that I should not tell the company I have them. I feel that I should. On my military discharged it also states that I was medically discharged and have a disability rating as well. I also run into problems when people ask me why I got out of the Army. I state I was medically discharged. I have been told to state that my doctor says that I can work. Any advice on this will be helpful to me. I am concerned about this situation.
Question answered by majormomma
I'm not an advocate of lying during an interview, because the information will usually come out later and then you can be fired for lying on your application.
Create a resume and, in it, simply list the dates of service, your job title, and your rank at discharge. If you have to submit a copy of your DD214, do so without comment. If a potential employer asks why you were discharged early, simply tell them you had a service-related medical condition and that you are now cleared to work. If pressed, just explain that the military requires a much higher level of fitness than does a civilian job and that the medical condition will not interfere with your ability to do this job. Don't go into details as to what the medical condition is.
It's true that you cannot be discriminated against due to a disability if you are otherwise qualified to do the job with reasonable accommodations by the employer. However, it's rarely worth it to legally pursue an employer who doesn't hire you because the employer can also say that a better qualified candidate was hired (or give any number of reasons why you weren't hired).
Hopefully, most employers will appreciate your military service and the qualities you can bring to the job. When I was a lab manager, I proactively hired ex-military because they didn't whine, they could work well under pressure, were efficient, tended to be quite proficient in their jobs, worked well with others, and didn't think it was an imposition to have to work extra shifts as needed. I also once hired a lab tech whose legs were partially paralyzed from an accident. She kept crutches in the lab and used them to move around, although she could stand or sit in one place without them. She was an excellent employee and kept pace with the other, more physically able employees.
Good luck to you.
What are the chances that they'll cut off my disability in a disability review?
I've been on disability for 5 1/2 years and I'm still waiting for the disability review. I am schizoaffective bipolar I, a mental illness.
What is the percentage chance that they'll cut me off?
Question answered by Lila
If you have been seeing your psychiatrist and having your prescriptions filled all of this time they cannot cut you off of your disability. It is when you stop seeing the psychiatrist and stop your meds that you can be cut off because there are no more references to prove your mental illness. If you have done all of the above you don't have anything to worry about. I understand when it is time for the review it is a worrisome time. Take Care and don't worry!
How does an attorney who files your disability application make money?
A friend of mine is considering applying for disability benefits. We met with an attorney who said that the fee would be 25% of the past-due benefits. Could someone explain what this means? He also said that he doesn't make money on every case--how could this be? We just need to know if we're going to end up with a huge legal bill.
Question answered by Ranger4402
You apply for disability on 1-1-2009. If you win, then you will get $2,000 per month. It takes an entire year for your disability to be approved. So, when you are approved, you are owed payments starting on 1-1-2009. The attorney gets his or her fee from that.
The attorney may not make money on every case. 50% of people who apply for Social Security disability gets turned down. The attorney knows his odds are 50/50 by taking this case.
If the attorney did not believe your friend had a winnable case then he would not take it.
How does California State disability work with having a premature baby?
I was put on bed rest and just started collecting Short term disability from the state of California. I had my daughter 6 weeks early. How does that affect my disability pay? Do I still only get 6 weeks? What other options do I have?
Question answered by Achiever
You would need to ask the dep't of SS about that. I imagine u can only get the disability payments whlst u are covered under a medical certificate.If u r an unemployed single parent then maybe u can get payments for that. good luck.
Question about getting disability services but have yet to see a doctor?
I have a disability, which would qualify me for medicaid. The only problem is that I don't have income to see the doctors and get my disability verified to receive disability services. Anyone been in this situation and know what to do?
Question answered by hawki552004
without knowing your disability or your income im just going to take you for your word that you would qualify your going to have to see a doctor even if you have to go to the ER they may be able to find you a doctor that would allow you to maybe make payments. in order for you to apply for medicaid or even SS disability your going to have documentation of your disability a statement from a doctor and or cscan MRI or something like that then your local or state health dept to find out what steps there is for you to get the help you need make sure you give them your whole medical history so they can determend when your disability began. plan on alot of paper work to fill out but dont give up, there is help for you out there good luck and let me know how yuor doing,signed Dave
what will an inheritance do to my ss disability and medicare?
I recieve ss disability with mecicare. Will inheiriting a modest sum of money get the needed medicare and monthly ssd taken away? I would go through the inheritance in less than a year fairly easy especially with hospital bills.
Question answered by Judy
SSI is essentially a welfare program, and would be affected. Social security disability shouldn't be affected.