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Receiving SSDI How do I go back to work?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have been on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for five years. Through several back surgeries and new medicine I have seen my condition improve. I would like to return to work, but I don’t want to jeopardize my benefits until I know whether my attempt will be successful. Can you walk me through the necessary steps?”

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Brain tumor why can’t I get partial SSDI benefits?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. I will be undergoing treatment and would ideally like to start working part-time and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to compensate me partially for my lost income. I have talked to a few people at the SSA, and I am starting to understand this may not be possible. Can you help me understand what SSDI can do for me and what I have to do to qualify for this benefit I have been paying for the last 20 years?”

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Technical denial for SSDI what is it?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for kidney disease. I received a denial letter that said that I received a technical denial. I am not sure if I know exactly what this means. Can you explain to me what a technical denial is and whether I can appeal this denial and win SSDI benefits?”

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How do I know when it’s time to quit work and apply for SSDI?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was in a car accident about two years ago. I was paralyzed from the waist down. I have continued to work, but over the last several months my income has been declining as I take more and more time off. I continue to have severe pain which requires me to take pain medication. I also have difficulty staying focused. I am wondering if it’s better to go ahead and quit work and file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or if I should try to continue to work part-time?”

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Denied SSDI a third time for anxiety disorder will I ever get it?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for severe anxiety disorder three times. Each time the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied my case. I am wondering what I should do? Every time I try to work I end up getting fired because I miss too much work.”

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Retirement Benefits and SSDI what do I need to know?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I am about to be 65 years old. I have been on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for several years. I am curious what happens when I reach retirement? Do I get my retirement benefits? Do I get less? What happens to my disability benefits?”

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Mental illness and SSDI what do I need to know?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have suffered from PTSD and depression for several years following my tour in Iraq. I have tried to get a job but can’t seem to function in a work environment due to my mental illness. I am wondering whether I might qualify for disability benefits. I hate the thought of being on the government dole, but I don’t have any other options. Can you help me?”

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5 things you really need to know about SSDI

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “The unthinkable has happened. I was severely injured in a construction accident and will not be able to walk again. I hate to say it, but I have not saved much money, I do not have an emergency fund, and I do not have disability insurance through my employer. What do I need to know about SSDI offered through the federal government? What are my options?”

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Dog bite injuries and SSDI benefits?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was mauled by three dogs about a month ago. I suffered severe injuries, and I am unlikely to work again for at least 12 months. I have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the dog, but I was wondering if I might also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? I plan to eventually return to work but need help with income replacement until that happens.”

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Narcolepsy can I win SSDI benefits?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have been diagnosed with narcolepsy. I have extreme drowsiness and fatigue during the day and fall asleep constantly. I have tried a variety of medications without relief. I have just been fired from my last job. I am wondering if I might qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?”

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