What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Conditions from asthma, to back pain, to depression, cancer, and schizophrenia may qualify a person for disability. However, it is not just the “right” diagnosis that will qualify you. Your condition must be of a certain severity for your claim to be approved.  Continue reading “What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?”

Working While Applying for Social Security Disability

In prior posts I’ve explored how someone already receiving SSI or SSDI can return to work. But can you work while you are in the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits? Even though many of the same rules apply, there are a few different issues that face those still in the application process.  These are what I call the Who, What, When, Where, How (much), and Why of your current job. Continue reading “Working While Applying for Social Security Disability”

Can I Return to Work if I Receive SSDI?

Yes, with certain limitations. If you are receiving SSDI, you can work so long as your earned income does not exceed substantial gainful activity ($1,180/month). So long as you earn below SGA, $1,180/month, you can still receive your full SSDI benefit. Continue reading “Can I Return to Work if I Receive SSDI?”

The Social Security Secrets Episode 10: I’ve been approved! Now what?

Most of my posts have focused on what happens when you are denied for SSI or SSDI benefits, but even people whose claims have been approved sometimes run into questions that need answers. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions. Continue reading “The Social Security Secrets Episode 10: I’ve been approved! Now what?”