What happens to SSDI benefits at death?

A family member of an individual who passes away while receiving SSDI benefits should always contact the Social Security Administration as soon as possible. Unless the SSA is informed of an SSDI beneficiary’s death, checks or direct deposits will continue occurring until the SSA’s system is flagged about the person’s death. However, the system may … Continued

Is it a good idea to appeal your SSDI denial online or with an Attorney?

After waiting three to five months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to decide on your disability application, it’s disheartening to read a letter stating that you were denied benefits. Fortunately, you can appeal SSA’s decision or submit a new application, and speed up the process by filing online. But, should you simply upload more files and … Continued

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 result of contracting Coronavirus, if … Continued

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 idea that “pervades a work … Continued

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 have in the bank. Most … Continued

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 where you don’t see any … Continued

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, but there are benefits that … Continued

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 frankly, this form is not … Continued

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 50, 50-54, and 55 and … Continued