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Returning to Work After Disability Leave: What to Expect

Posted by DEF

You never thought you’d say it, but you’re actually beginning to miss the daily grind; you definitely miss the water cooler gossip.

So whether you’ve been on short-term disability or long-term disability, now you’re thinking about going back to work; however, you’re afraid of losing your SSDI, SSI, Medicare or other benefits.

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Topics: Disability benefits in Florida, Social Security Disability Income, working with disability benefits

What to Do (and Not Do) for Income While Awaiting Disability

Posted by Scott Flexer

In addition to awaiting approval, there also is a mandatory waiting period of five months for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) after your application is approved. During this waiting period, you will not receive any SSDI payments for your application. Qualifying for disability assistance also is very competitive; only 35% of applications for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and SSDI are approved at the application level.

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Topics: Social Security Disability Income

Can I Receive Disability Benefits for Ulcerative Colitis?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Ulcerative colitis is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. It causes ulcers and inflammation in the lining of the intestine, leading to thickening and scarring to the point where excess fluid cannot be properly retained. Symptoms of the disease include anemia, abdominal cramping that come and go, and, in some cases, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue, among others.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, disability eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Family Disability Benefits, Disability Medical Requirements, Ulcerative Colitis

Social Security’s Representative Payee Program: What You Should Know

Posted by Scott Flexer

You may have heard about the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Representative Payee Program, but not know much about it yet, such as:

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Topics: social security, SSDI Benefits, Facts About Social Security Benefits, Social Security Disability Income

Age Requirements for Social Security Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

 

If you or a family member cannot work because of a disability, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. Unlike some programs that pay benefits to people with short term or partial disability, Social Security only allows benefits to people with medical conditions that are expected to last more than one year or result in death.

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Topics: SSDI, Social Security Disability Income, SSDI Age Requirements

Childhood Disability Supplemental Security Income

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disabled children younger than age 18 may qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if they meet the requirements set by the Social Security Administration. The requirements are determined by two categories: the child's disability and the child's household income.

The amount of the federal SSI monthly payments does not differ from state to state; some states pay an additional amount called an Optional State Supplement.

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Topics: SSDI, SSI, Social Security Disability Income, Childhood SSI, Supplemental Security Income

What is the Ticket to Work Program?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Ticket to Work (TTW) is a voluntary program created to help Social Security disability beneficiaries reenter the workforce. The Social Security Administration designed the program to assist people ages 18-64 who currently receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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Topics: SSDI, SSI, Social Security Disability Income, Supplemental Security Income, TTW, Ticket To Work Program

Tampa Disability Compassionate Allowance Conditions

Posted by Scott Flexer

As we mentioned previously, there are special circumstances which allow for expedited processing of new claims. One of those is what the SSA calls “compassionate allowances,” or CAL. To recap:

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Topics: disability benefits, Social Security Disability Income, CAL, Compassionate Allowances

Spring Hill Disability Medical Evidence Requirements

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you are seeking Disability and Supplemental Security Income, then you realize how complex the processing of your case can be. That’s why Disability Experts of Florida is here.

We aim to help speed up and smooth the filing of your case so that you can get the benefits you need as quickly and as stress-free as possible.If you’re at the point where you’re filing for SSI or SSD, then you already know you do not need any additional stress.

Understanding the Social Security Administration’s medical evidence requirements can be tough; as SSI and SSD advocates, we keep abreast of all developments and have an intimate working knowledge of the SSA. It’s to your advantage to seek representation when filing for your benefits.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, SSA Eligibility, Social Security Disability Income, Family Disability Benefits, Disability Medical Requirements

Spring Hill Family Disability Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer

If you are in the process of making the transition to receiving SSI or SSD benefits, or are beginning the process of filing for them, you’re going to have an abundance of questions. Getting the SSI and SSDI ball rolling is often a challenging task, which can leave you feeling a little lost. Don’t worry.

One of the things we’re dedicated to here at Disability Experts of Florida is keeping you up to date with valuable information regarding your benefits; whether it is how to get them, specific questions about them or just Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income news.

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Topics: SSDI, disability benefits, Social Security Disability Income, Family Disability Benefits, Spring Hill Disability

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