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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How to Fill Out a Job History Report for Social Security
Disability
Joel Thrift

How to Fill Out a Job History Report for Social Security

Shortly after you file a claim for Social Security benefits, you will receive a form in the mail asking you give details about your past work. Social Security wants to know about the jobs you did during the fifteen years prior to the date you claimed you became disabled. Quite

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How Does Your Age Affect Your Social Security Case?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Does Your Age Affect Your Social Security Case?

Social Security practices age discrimination. The older you are, the easier it is to prove that you cannot do other work. Essentially, SSA has codified the old cliché that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. There are different rules for different age groups. The age groups are under

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