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What Effect Does Working During Early Retirement Have on Benefits?

What Effect Does Working During Early Retirement Have on Benefits?
Does Working Affect Disability Eligibility? An applicant must earn less than $1,350 per month in 2022 (up from $1,310 in 2021) to qualify for disability benefits under the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programmes. (Blind applicants can earn up to $2,260 per month in 2022.) Anyone working in excess...
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Medical Requirements to Qualify for SSDI for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical Requirements to Qualify for SSDI for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
You may qualify for social security disability benefits if you have inflammatory bowel disease symptoms affecting the colon, intestines or the stomach. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis affects over 30,000 patients in the US alone, with a 2:1, male to female ratio. Interestingly, over 75% of these American Patients with PSC also have Inflammatory bowe...
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Disability Benefits for age 65 and over through Medical Vocational Allowance

Disability Benefits for age 65 and over through Medical Vocational Allowance
For those over 65 who are unable to work due to having developed age-related impairments , the SSA has set up special rules known as 'tables' and 'grids' to determine the 'severity' of the disability that prevents them from working. There are two main distinctions, for people over the age of 65. First, there would be individuals who would be automa...
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Special Rules for Meeting a Disability Listing | Over 65 |

Special Rules for Meeting a Disability Listing  Over 65
If you are an individual over the age of 65, you can qualify for disability in either of the two ways: I. Meeting or equaling a listing If you have an impairment or disability listed in Social Security's Blue Book of Impairments, then you will automatically qualify for the disability benefits. Listings can be equaled if you have an impairment that ...
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How to Win Disability Benefits for Urticaria

How to Win Disability Benefits for Urticaria
Chronic forms of urticaria are common, often adversely impacting on quality of life. No formal studies have assessed the extent and nature of disability in different types of urticaria. Although the term "autoimmune" urticaria is increasingly being used for patients with evidence of functional serum autoantibodies, it is still unclear whether it is...
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How Does the SSA view Liver Cirrhosis?

How Does the SSA view Liver Cirrhosis?
If you are unable to work due to irreparable damage caused by alcoholic cirrhosis (also known as alcoholic liver disease), you may be eligible for disability benefits. Alcoholic Cirrhosis | What is Alcoholic Liver Disease? Alcoholic cirrhosis is a liver condition induced by continuous alcohol intake. The liver becomes inflamed as a result of alcoho...
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How to Determine Whether Your Lump Sum Payment Is Taxable

How to Determine Whether Your Lump Sum Payment Is Taxable
The IRS has put in place a fair method for taxing lump-sum Social Security disability payments. Because almost every Social Security office in the country has a significant backlog of disability cases, most people who are approved for Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may not receive their first payment for m...
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How to Know If You Earn Enough to Owe a Federal Taxation on Your Benefits

How to Know If You Earn Enough to Owe a Federal Taxation on Your Benefits
The minimal income amount varies according on your filing status and age. For example, in 2021, the minimum for single filing status if under the age of 65 is $12,550. If your income is less than that amount, you are not required to submit a federal tax return. Other filing statuses depend on annual income amount plus marital status and ages and th...
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How to win SSDI benefits for Skin Lesions or Hidradenitis?

How to win SSDI benefits for Skin Lesions or Hidradenitis?
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a persistent skin condition characterised by abscesses and scarring. The cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is uncertain, but it appears to be caused by sweat glands around hair follicles, most typically around the groyne, bottom, breasts, and armpits. The sickness affects more women than men for unknown reasons. One...
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The Social Security Compassionate Allowance for Cancer

The Social Security Compassionate Allowance for Cancer
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening for patients and their families, but whether a patient will qualify for Social Security disability benefits is determined by how the condition affects the person's capacity to work. To be sure, life-threatening and terminal cancer diagnoses usually result in the automatic and, in some cases, hastened award of d...
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How to Win Disability Benefits for Skin Disorders?

How to Win Disability Benefits for Skin Disorders?
Many skin problems are assessed based on how they affect your other physiological functions. Other portions of the Blue Book may be read in such circumstances to decide whether your disease is serious enough to merit disability benefits. The SSA Blue Book has listings for various skin disorders that may result due to hereditary, congenital, or acqu...
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Social Security Cost-of-living Adjustments for 2022

Social Security Cost-of-living Adjustments for 2022
Changes to social security benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) programmes were announced by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The modifications, which are announced every year in October, are based on cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) to guarantee that benefits stay up with inflation. Beginning in January, recipients of Social S...
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SSDI for Osteoporosis in 2022

SSDI for Osteoporosis in 2022
Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans. Almost 1 in 4 people with osteoporosis are women. While women are at higher risk for the disease, men can develop it, too. Studies suggest that among those 50 and older: Up to 1 in 2 women will break a bone due to osteoporosis — equal to the risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. Up...
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Can You Work After Waiting a Year for Social Security Disability Decision After Trial Work Period

Can You Work After Waiting a Year for Social Security Disability Decision After Trial Work Period
Even if you've returned to work, you may be able to appeal a refused Social Security Disability claim. Applicants for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) who have waited a long period for a decision on their applications may experience financial pressure to return to work. In some cases, because of the trial work term, you may be allowed to...
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How Chronic Liver Disease Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits in 2022

How Chronic Liver Disease Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits in 2022
Patients with chronic liver disease can also apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they meet all the requirements to be eligible for SSDI benefits. Social Security Administration (SSA) Medical Listing 5.05 describes chronic liver disease. SSA evaluates the severity and duration of the disease with prescribed medication w...
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Boosting Your Claims Approval Under QDD

  The Quick Disability Determination Process permits some applicants to get disability payments significantly more quickly than the standard process. Quick Disability Determination (QDD) is one of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) "fast-track" strategies for granting disability compensation in as little as a few days. The Social Secur...
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Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022
Most of you people are here because of getting information whether you are qualified for disability benefits or not. The answer to this particular question is still under inquiry. Despite this, A closet answer can see in Social Security Blue Book . People can automatically qualify for benefits explained by an online system called Disability Evaluat...
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What does Social Security consider an unsuccessful work attempt?

What does Social Security consider an unsuccessful work attempt?
A failed work attempt is a word used by disability attorneys and the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the area of Social Security disability as an allowed "reason" for why an applicant was working if he or she was asking for Social Security disability. (A disability applicant will be ineligible for benefits if he or she works at or over...
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How to Get SSDI Benefits for Lupus

How to Get SSDI Benefits for Lupus
People with lupus having limitations affecting daily functioning levels, social networking, inability to focus or meeting any other impairment related disability listed in SSA's Blue Book may qualify for SSDI benefits. Systematic lupus erthymatosus, a.k.a. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own organs, tissues and ce...
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Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In order to qualify for disability, you must be able to prove to the Social Security Administration that your disability is 'disabling' enough to prevent you from working. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition often caused by lupus or arthritis in the hand. The pressure on the wrist causes swelling in the hand which in turn affects the median nerve...
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