Why 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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New Layer of Security at www.ssa.gov

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has added an extra layer of security for customers when they interact online using the “My Social Security” suite of services. My Social Security is a section of the socielsecurity.gov web site that allows you to create an account and view your contributions to your retirement/disability account, as well as […]

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Benefits for Family Members of Disabled People

One of the most important aspects of 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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Social Security Funding is Secure

The Social Security Board of Trustees recently released its 76th annual report to Congress on the financial status of the Social Security trust funds. Workers earn their Social Security benefits by contributing through deductions from their paychecks. The Social Security trust funds include the Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) fund, which pays benefits to […]

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What we’ll do for you as your Representative

You may have a representative, such as an attorney, help you when you do ny business with Social Security. SOcial Security will work with us, the same as it would with you after you designate us as your representative. For your protection, in most situations, your representative can’t charge or collect a fee from you […]

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What Happens to Disability Benefits at Retirment Age?

If I get Social Security disability benefits and I reach full retirement age, what happens to my benefits? Will I then receive my retirement benefits? Social Security disability benefits automatically change to retirement benefits when disability beneficiaries become full retirement age. If you’re receiving Social Security disability benefits, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement […]

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VA to Revisit ALl 2007-2015 Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has granted equitable relief to more than 24,000 Veterans following a national review of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) medical examinations conducted in connection with disability compensation claims processed between 2007 and 2015. This action by the Secretary allows the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer new TBI examinations […]

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