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Average Indexed Monthly Income (AIME) to Calculate Your Social Security Disability benefits

Average Indexed Monthly Income (AIME) to Calculate Your Social Security Disability benefits
Disability claims taken either under SSI or SSDI use the same criteria for medical evaluation. Read more on that here. However, what you receive under each program depends solely on how much Social Security Taxes you paid under your wages. The Social Security Administration, SSA uses two basic formulas to calculate your SSDI benefits. The SSA uses ...
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What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) for SSDI?

What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) for SSDI?
In addition to the medical requirements, medical records, physicians testimonies and enough work credits for AIME, you need to be unable to perform sufficient work under substantial gainful activity to be eligible for disability benefits. The SSA evaluates whether you are able to work enough work hours if you are currently working or not. If you ar...
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What to do when Social Security Disability Insurance won’t pay because doctors can’t diagnose your disease

My doctor doesn't support my social security claims
Social Security disability benefits are available for people who have been working but become disabled and unable to work. If you are under 24 when you become disabled, you must have worked one and a half years during the three years before your disability began. For people over age 24, there must be a medical condition that is severe. The disabili...
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Social Security: Benefits for Veterans

Social Security: Benefits for Veterans
Veterans are an important asset of the country and the U.S. government has always protected veteran's benefits through federal and state laws. Earnings through active duty veterans or under training veterans are taxed and counted the same way as civilians under Social Security . However, the benefits may vary a little depending on their situation. ...
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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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