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Social Security Disability Archives

What kind of medical information is necessary for an SSDI claim?

Many Ohioans who are contemplating filing a claim for disability benefits wonder about the kind of information they must supply in support of the claim. Supporting information for a disability claim falls into two broad categories: medical information and employment history. In this post, we will review the types of medical information that a claimant must provide in support of a claim for Social Security Disability Income or SSDI benefits.

How much are you entitled to in Social Security benefits?

If you're applying for Social Security Disability, you need to have your Social Security number, birth certificate, case number and the names of your doctors ready. You will also need the address, name and phone number of any medical facility you attended for care. Remember to keep the dates of all your visits for the purpose of your application.

Work history can be key to obtaining SSDI benefits

Many people in Ohio assume that medical evidence is the key to obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI"), but this assumption is only partially correct. SSDI benefits are awarded to persons who are permanently disabled by an injury or illness from working, or, in the parlance of the Social Security Administration ("SSA"), accomplishing substantial gainful activity. In ruling on an application for SSDI benefits, the SSA looks at both the medical condition of the applicant and the effect of that condition on the applicant's ability to work.

SSD benefits eligibility requires minimum number of work credits

Most applicants for disability benefits understand that they must be totally disabled for a period of 12 months or more to receive disability insurance payments from the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the necessity of accumulating a sufficient number of what the SSA calls "work credits" before they are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. In this blog, we will explain this requirement.

Compassionate Allowances and your disability payments

When you get hurt on the job and suffer a long-term disability, you may find that workers' compensation isn't enough. You can generally apply for Social Security Disability if you're going to be disabled for a significant amount of time or if your disability is expected to be permanent or terminal.

How do workers' compensation benefits affect SSD benefits?

Many workers in Ohio who suffer job-related injuries may wonder if they are eligible for either workers' compensation benefits or Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or both. And a worker receiving one type of benefit may be curious about the effect of becoming eligible for the other type of benefit. In this post, we will answer these two questions but postpone for the moment questions of eligibility for either workers' compensation or SSD benefits.

What affects Social Security Disability income?

When you decide to claim Social Security disability benefits, one of the things you may be able to do is to claim a compassionate allowance as soon as possible. This allowance is awarded faster than most others, because it is only given when a person's disability is obvious. For instance, if you can see that a person's brain injury has made it impossible for him or her to work, then it would be much easier to award the person disability instead of waiting the full length of time required.

Social Security disability benefits and tax returns

It's almost the end of February, and many residents of Ohio may be beginning to think about filing their tax returns. For most people, this means gathering one's W-2, and deciding whether to take the standard deduction or itemize deductions. But, what about people who receive Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits? Do they need to worry about paying tax?

Applying for SSDI can be tricky if you are working or studying

We have talked about many different aspects of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income on this blog. We have discussed eligibility requirements, definitions, procedures for applying and appealing decisions, as well as taking a quick look at some specific illnesses and how they might be evaluated by the Social Security Administration. We have also touched on what happens when you or someone in your household does have some income, even if you are disabled.

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