Category Archives: Social Security Disability

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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Will a disability lawyer work for free?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have filed for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and I was recently denied benefits. I have been told I might want to hire a disability lawyer. I have no money for legal help. I am wondering whether a disability lawyer will work for free, and if not, how much would I have to pay to hire one?”

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Suffered major heart attack and denied SSDI?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I suffered a major heart attack two weeks ago and won’t be able to return to work for a while. I talked to the SSA and they made it sound like I would not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance. I have worked for 30 years and paid into the system so I would have SSDI when I needed it. What gives? I am confused why I won’t be able to get the disability benefits I deserve.”

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Top 5 reasons you can lose your SSDI benefits

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been receiving SSDI benefits for two years. One of my friends recently lost her benefits. I thought you could keep getting SSDI benefits forever. I am really scared that I might also lose my benefits. I have a severe back condition and cannot sit for more than 10 minutes at a time. Should I be worried? What are some reasons that I might lose my SSDI benefits?”

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Why do I have to wait 24 months to get medical insurance on SSDI?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits two months ago. I mainly requested benefits so I could get medical insurance. Now I am being told that I won’t qualify for Medicare for 24 months. Is this true? What am I supposed to do until I can get medical help?”

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Breast cancer denial for the third time?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year and a half ago. I applied for SSDI benefits right when I heard the news. I was denied. I appealed the denial and was denied again. I just completed my disability hearing and found out I was denied a third time. I am wondering why I keep getting denied, and what I can do about my disability claim?”

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Initial SSDI disability application what am I doing wrong?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) three times and have been denied every time. I have family members who have applied who received benefits the first time they applied, and they are not as sick as I am. I am starting to think that maybe I am doing something wrong on my initial SSDI disability application. What am I doing wrong?”

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