What if you are receiving Social Security retirement, are you able to file for Social Security Disability?
You may still be able to take advantage of SSDI (Social Security Disability) benefits.
You will have to prove that you are disabled before your full retirement age (which currently varies from age 66 to 67).
The advantage of Social Security Disability is that the payments are higher than retirement benefits because you are treated as being full retirement age.
For instance, someone who retires at age 62 and takes Social Security benefits usually will make several hundred dollars less per month than a person who receives SSDI benefits.
You must prove you meet the disability requirements at the time you stopped working. This means the inability to continuing working at your former job and limitations to sedentary or light work.
It is certainly worth discussing with a Social Security Attorney.
A Social Security lawyer is only paid if the lawyer wins your case and gets you benefits.
Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
In order to get Social Security Disability you must have worked and paid enough into Social Security to get your disability.
Current rules require enough paid in credits for 5 of the last 10 years.
Some examples of problems qualifying for SSDI are people who have been out the work force for a number of years, self-employment, or working for a school district or university that does not pay into Social Security.
The advantage of SSDI is that you are typically paid more money per month than SSI, there are no limits on the assets you can possess, and you can work part time up to a set amount without penalty.
You should apply for Social Security Disability as soon as you determine you can no longer work. This will prevent you from missing out on important SSDI benefits because you waited too long to file.
Questions about your disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Social Security hires doctors to review a large number of people applying for disability. The quality of the reviews was the subject of a newspaper investigative report in Tennessee. This happens in every state.
Ask your doctor if she is willing to write a letter that you may use in your Social Security Disability case.
Some doctors are willing to help out if they know what to write.
A general letter with the conclusion that you are disabled will be ignored and will not help.
The Judge is interested in the severity of your symptoms and how they interfere with your daily activities.
For instance, do your headaches occur once a week and you have to lay down for 3 to 4 hours at a time? Are your medications reducing the frequency of your headaches but not eliminating them?
Will your condition cause you to need to take multiple breaks throughout the day on a regular basis?
Do you need to elevate your legs waist height and above for several hours throughout the day?
Ask the doctor to include your specific limitations in your letter.
The medical records must support what your doctor writes so make sure that you keep your doctor and nurses informed on your ongoing problems and limitations.
Questions about your Social Security Disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.
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Be careful. The government may use social media against you if you file for Social Security Disability.