Will my Stimulus Impact the SSDI Income Limit for 2020?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Will my Stimulus Impact the SSDI Income Limit for 2020?

The Social Security Administration relies on the U.S. average wage index to determine how much a person’s income can be and still qualify for SSDI. For 2020, the SSA has determined that disabled individuals on SSDI can make up $1260 per month and remain eligible to receive SSDI benefits. Blind

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Will I be able to claim SSDI for COVID19?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Will I be able to claim SSDI for COVID19?

Because COVID-19 isn’t a long-term chronic illness, there is still much to be determined about how those who recover from the virus will be affected in the coming weeks and months. While it is unlikely that an individual would be able to claim Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) as a direct

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Finding Your Theme of Your Social Security Case
Disability
Joel Thrift

Finding Your Theme of Your Social Security Case

The first thing I do when I review a new Social Security case is determine the theme of the case. Ultimately, the theme is the reason you cannot work, but I like to call it theme because of what that word means. The dictionary defines the word “theme” as an

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Where is my SSDI Backpay?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Where is my SSDI Backpay?

In most SSDI/SSI claims, where an individual is awarded benefits, they will be entitled to past-due benefits or “backpay.” Typically, these past-due benefits can be dated to the day the claim was originally filed or in certain instances, to a date even further back in time. Why does this happen?

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How is SSDI Calculated in Georgia
Disability
Joel Thrift

How is SSDI Calculated in Georgia

If you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits or SSDI, the payment you receive each month is based on your average lifetime income earnings before your disability started. And the amount of monthly benefits that you receive is not based on the type of disability you have or how much money you currently

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How Does SSDI Back Pay Work?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Does SSDI Back Pay Work?

The process to get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is a long one. Even if you’re approved as soon as possible, it can still take some time before you start to see those benefits. If you’re initially declined and later win benefits upon appeal, a lot more time will pass

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What Is SSDI Presumptive Disability?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What Is SSDI Presumptive Disability?

It’s no secret that the process for getting Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI can be time-consuming. There are several factors to consider, and numerous applicants must be sorted through before a decision can be made about your claim. Your disability may not be able to wait through that process,

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