Archive | August, 2016

Can Disability Benefits be Stopped?

Two things can cause Social Security to decide that you are no longer disabled and to stop your benefits. Your disability benefits will stop if you work at a level they consider “substantial.”In 2016, average earnings of $1,130 or more per month ($1,820 or more per month if you are blind) are usually considered substantial. […]

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Family Members Eligible for Disability Benefits

One of the most important thing about Social Security disability benefits is payments to qualified family members. It is also one of the important distinctions between SSI and Social Security disability: only workers who have paid taxes into the system are eligible for full family coverage. A family member may be eligible for a monthly […]

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Respiratory Disability Regulations Undergo Updates and Revisions

In June, Social Security revised the criteria in its Listing of Impairment regulations that are used to evaluate claims involving respiratory disorders in adults and children. The revisions reflect “program experience and advances in medical knowledge” since they last comprehensively revised this body system in 1993. It included in its evaluation the comments received from […]

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Estimate your Disability Benefits

You can get estimates of monthly disability or retirement benefits based on your actual Social Security earnings record from the Social Security web site. You must have enough credits to qualify for benefits. Credits are the “building blocks” used to find out whether you have the minimum amount of covered work to qualify for each […]

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