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Over-payments may have added to SSDI's financial woes

As many Ohio residents may be aware, and as this blog has previously touched on, there is growing concern about the solvency of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Because the system has been paying out more than it collects through payroll taxes, there is a possibility that there will be a shortfall in funding in the near future. This would mean that many people who rely on the disability payments to make ends meet because of an illness or injury that prevents them from working might be facing cuts in the amount of their benefits. Now, to add to the problem, a watchdog group claims that the Social Security Administration (SSA) may have made nearly $17 billion in over-payments over a 10 year period.

Can I collect both Workers' Compensation and SSDI in Ohio?

The federal government of the United States is almost labyrinthine in the complexity of its various branches. There are so many different divisions and programs that making sense of them all can be daunting. Many times, it may appear as if one part is unaware of what other parts are doing, which is to be expected in such a huge organization that employs so many different people. Further, it is sometimes true that spheres of responsibility overlap between departments and programs. For example, when an individual is hurt while at work, or contracts a disease due to conditions at his or her place of employment, that individual may be eligible for different benefits from the government, such as Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

What is a 'compassionate allowance condition' for SSDI purposes?

This space has been used previously to discuss various ways of qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance. Obtaining the correct documentation to prove to the Social Security Agency that you are unable to work due to a physical or mental condition that will last longer than a year or result in death can be difficult at the best of times. Further, as has been touched on before, most disability claims are denied at the first step of the application, meaning that case may have to go to a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, a process that can take some time to complete.

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