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Benefits for parents of adult disabled children

I am 56 yrs old and have not worked for the past 14 yrs because I am caring for my child who was born disabled. Before that I only worked part time while raising 4 other child. My husband always worked, but he divorced me after 28 yrs of marriage, so he could enjoy life... [ more ⇒]

I have been a homemaker for the last 20 yrs why can I not get ss disability through my husbands ss?

I have an auto immune disease called Hoshimoto’s disease I am on a lifetime dose of thyroid meds and if I don’t take them I risk stroke and poss coma. I am also disabled with copd (have a disable parking permit for that) My husband has a 401k that keeps me from rec medicaid through... [ more ⇒]

Would vertigo qualify you for disability benefits?

I HAVE HAD CONSTANT VERTIGO FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS! I WAS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AND EVEN HAD TO QUIT MY JOB! I HAD TESTS DONE 9 YEARS AGO AND THEY DID DETERMINE THAT I WAS SUFFERING FROM VERTIGO BUT NOT MUCH CAN BE DONE TO HELP OTHER THAN VESTIBULAR REHAB. BUT EVEN THIS IS NOT... [ more ⇒]

How long does it take to apply for benefits and get a reply?

The social security process is not a quick process. First you must apply. Generally there are two applications-one for Social Security Disability and one for SSI. After that, the SSA orders your medical records. They then usually set up appointments with private doctors for an evaluation. They will send you forms regarding your activities during... [ more ⇒]

Children and ADHD

Q. I am trying to get SSI for my son he has ADHD and I could use the help and the support. What is the next step? A. If your son is 22 or under, he may make a child’s claim. Children’s claims are very difficult. They are usually more difficult than an adult claim.... [ more ⇒]

Can I work and continue receiving benefits?

Q. Can I make money doing surveys for cash while on SSDI? I am deaf and on SSD for years. I recently discovered that I can make money answering surveys online last October & have made $530 in 2012 and filed taxes form under ‘other’ since I didn’t know how to claim those earnings. I... [ more ⇒]

Income after you have started receiving SSI

Q:My daughter is receiving an amount of money which will bring her over the $2000.00 limit allowed by SSI to have as an assest. What is the best way to handle this excess money and is she able to spend it down any way she wants? A:Remember, she does not have to spend it, but... [ more ⇒]

Do Not Wait to Apply

Over the years, I constantly talk to clients who have waited years after they stopped working to apply for disability. Often they tell me they thought they might get better and get back to work. Other times, they were waiting for the right medical treatment to submit. That is a huge mistake. If you stop... [ more ⇒]

NPR and their series on Social Security Disability

Recently, NPR (National Public Radio) broadcast a number of stories in regard to social security disability. We, in the disability community, felt that many of the stories were misleading and inaccurate. The responses have been varied. Past Commissioners of the Social Security Administration wrote a joint letter of protesting the series as inaccurate and misleading.... [ more ⇒]

Disability in Florida

If you are a Florida resident and have found yourself unable to work because of an injury, illness, or impairment, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. We recommend you investigate eligibility for disability in Florida, disability for Social Security, SSI and disability, and worker compensation laws. Working people in Florida do not have... [ more ⇒]

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