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What’s the Best Way to File for Social Security Disability?

Social Security disability benefits are a safety net for the American worker who has spent at least five of the last ten years working and paying federal payroll taxes. These benefits are paid for by your hard work, and you cannot claim them unless you have worked, paid into the system, and can no longer work due to illness or injury. However, the process for collecting the benefits can be long and complex. So, it is important that you get the process started right. Things to Consider When Filing for Social Security Disability Make a Budget – If you have to file for SSDI, then you have probably lost your major source of income. Since it can take three to six months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to get to your claim, you need to have a financial plan to last that long and beyond. Without a financial plan…
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Are Disability Benefits Claimants Still Trying to Work?

When some people hear that a person is claiming Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), they often assume that this claimant is just trying to get out of working. Our society is so work-obsessed that we often stigmatize those who do not have a job, and SSDI claimants sometimes fit into that category. That can lead to unfounded assumptions about disability benefits claimants, but the reality of these people’s lives is far more complex. Disability Benefits Claimants Fight to Work Too The Washington Post has been running stories about people who claim SSDI and SSI. This series has been running for over a year, and its purpose has been to educate the public about what it is really like to be on disability benefits. One of the interesting commonalities that the publication has discovered has been that many claimants still have a desire to work. In a recent article, The Washington…
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Did You Know These Facts About Social Security Disability?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Social Security Disability. So, the Social Security Administration and disability attorneys all over the nation try to do their part to squash myths and rumors while informing the public of the facts. In that spirit, here are some details you may not have known about Social Security Disability. 3 Facts About Social Security Disability You May Not Have Known Where the Benefits Come From– Some would have you believe that the benefits from Social Security Disability are an entitlement handed out at the expense of the taxpayer, but that isn’t true. The benefits from the program are generated by the 12.4 percent payroll tax all working Americans pay. To qualify for benefits, you must have worked, and your survivors can only claim benefits based on your work. How Many People Are Covered– If you work, and have worked for the required…
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