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Are you eligible for SSDI if you have dual citizenships?

How to receice social security when you have dual citizenship
With the onset of technology, open networking sites and the world becoming a global village more people fall in love and marry with citizens of other nationalities. Many people move homes to settle in with their partners in their resident countries. Good news is, the US Social Security Administration has partnered with many countries on avoidance o...
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Would I be able to return to work if I become better after a few years of disability on SSDI

Returning to work after the Trial Work Period
Going to a long vacation, taking off from work may be most people's ideal lifestyles. But it becomes a burden when you can't go to work due to a mild or severe disability. Work gives you a purpose, a direction of something to look forward to and do your contribution to the society. But what if you had a disability in the past which limited your abi...
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20 common medical conditions in the SSA disability Blue Book

common medical conditions for SSDI claims, Blue Book impairments
After going through the vigorous steps of evaluating your eligibility for disability claims under Substantial Gainful Activity, SGA , the social security administration, SSA then forwards your claims to the Disability Determination Services, DDS , also a state agency. The DDS determines the severity of your disability through either a careful exami...
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How to know if you qualify for SSDI or SSI?

How to know if I qualify for SSI or SSDI
S SDI claims are a taxed payroll federally run insurance program that grants cash payments to unemployable individuals with severe disability. If you're an individual who paid significant social security taxes on his wages, for atleast 5 – 10 years then you would be eligible (aka disability) to apply for SSDI. The supplemental security income, SSI ...
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How the SSA would determine your SSDI eligibility if you are self employed

SSDI for employed
The Social Security Disability Insurance is a very vigorously awarded insurance claim program run directly under the Federal Rule. At the time of writing this article, the SSDI claims alone have helped lower the poverty levels in the US from 40% to under 6% since 1938. However, each year only 20% of the applications for social security are awarded ...
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SSDI for people with PTSD

Social Security Disability For PTSD Patients
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mild to severe mental condition that may get worse with time if left untreated. In order for you to qualify for disability with PTSD, you will need to prove your case with medical records that your condition lasted at least 24 months and interferes with your ability to perform work in substantial gainful activity...
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SSDI for people with schizophrenia

Social Security Disability Eligibility For Schizophrenic Patients
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder and has to be detected by a psychiatrist instead of a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Mental disorders are more difficult to be testified by a doctor as severe disabilities under the strict criteria of the Blue Book of impairments . Nonetheless, schizophrenic patients suffer great troubles concentrat...
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10 reasons why your SSDI application might be denied

10 Reasons Why You Were Denied SSDI
The Social Security Disability, SSDI claims may be denied due to individual reasons in each case, but in most cases it is denied due to two basic reasons. Either your medical eligibility does not fit the disability eligibility criteria, or you did not file the application properly. There may be various other reasons why your disability claim was de...
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Denied SSDI. What to do?

Denied SSDI, here is what to do.
Denied Social Security Disability might be a frightening experience for you and your family. Especially if you are the bread winner and have dependents but can't go to work due to your disability. Although each year almost 79% of the total SSDI applications are denied, applying for social security disability in the right way may be the key for your...
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Can you get social security disability for a heart condition?

Social security for heart condition
Coronary heart disease refers to a narrowing of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. These arteries are responsible for supplying oxygen rich blood to the whole body. Failure to do so may be because of plaque causing the arteries to become narrower or blocked in some cases. Depending on the severity of...
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3 things to make sure before moving out of US to claim your SSDI

3 things to do right about disability claims before moving abroad with your loved one
Moving out of country for jobs, relationship, marriage or business is not uncommon as it used to. Many people prefer to live and travel freely as the world is more connected as a global village today. But people with disability may have some inhibitions when moving to another country. The good news, however, is if you are a US citizen and have your...
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SSDI vs Medicare. When to claim which?

SSDI vs Medicaid, when to claim which?
Medicare is provided to individuals over the age of 65, or disabled people under 65 years of age, or dependents who can't earn on their own, or people with end stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant). Paying medical bills for people with disability could be a huge financial burden and It could wipe away ...
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Can you go to work while receiving social security disability?

Can I go to work while on SSDI?
Many recipients of social security disability, SSDI are hesitant to go back to work or start any form of small business or activity to earn a little income doing work they can despite the disability. Many people have contacted our lawyers that they fear their social security checks might be in jeopardy if they do work. But that is not the case. The...
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Here are 8 things you should have before applying to your SSDI

Documents required for ssdi application
A successful disability application is which has been fulfilled properly and has minimum chances of being denied. It requires a vast know how of the dos and donots regarding your SSDI since only minor carelessness could be the reason of your application being denied. The most difficult thing in your SSDI application is to prove your disability is s...
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Can I have both SSI and SSDI?

SSDI vs SSI? Can you have both?
The Supplemental Security Income, SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI both provide financial assistance to needy individuals. The programs comb through your disability eligibility before granting you one of two or both of the claims under the programs respectively. The programs are run by the Social Security Administration, SSA under...
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Children living on SSDI. Can they get an education without losing disability benefits?

children living on ssdi benefits, can they get an education?
Children may become disabled and not be able to perform regular school work that a normal child could do, because of depression or anxiety due to their disability. The Social Security Administration uses three criteria to grant or continue disability benefits of your child regardless of whether or not they attend school. The social security disabil...
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How much increments should I pay to the SSDI taxes?

increments for ssdi taxes
You need the peace of mind and the particular income to make sure you live a peaceful life after retirement. Retirement itself is a huge financial decision, and if you are someone with a disability or have to support a disabled dependent then you might as well have to make sure you get the best out of social security disability. What you will get f...
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How much would SSDI pay me?

social security payment, my AIME
The social security disability is an insurance program federally run by the US government. That said, the more your income wages while you worked, the more payroll taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, FICA you might have paid. The maximum taxable income in 2018 was $128,000. So, if your income fell between that threshold and you pai...
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What does my SSDI mean when my partner has a severe disability?

social security disability benefits for my partner
Individuals with disabilities can qualify for SSDI whether they themselves have disability or their partners have an undergoing disability preventing them to go to work. In some cases, if you get a disability while your partner is already receiving disability benefits you both would be eligible to receive benefits even on a single person's earnings...
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Social security for mothers with complicated deliveries

mothers with complicated deliveries
Giving birth to a baby may be a life changing and happy experience to the mother and father, but life gets tough for the parents and the child if the pregnancy and childbirth contain difficult complications. Sometimes these complications results in PTSD or ADHD symptoms in the mother or some child hood deficiency in the child including: Down's Synd...
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