I am a late 50's year old woman living in Ohio, with chronic diabetes, stroke, and other ailments. I have been employed for the past 20 years, but it is getting exceedingly difficult to do any work. I want to know if I quality for disability benefits (like a monthly check?) even if I own my own home, and I own some other real estate properties. Who can qualify? What are other things that might disqualify me? Will receiving Disability benefits exclude me from receiving Social Security benefits when I reach the age of 65? Tanks.
Social Security filter: got back pay that seemed legit at first, but now am not sure. Thoughts? [more inside]
My fiancée and I are thinking of getting married in a few months and we're both still in school, I work part time and make about $20,000 a year. She does not work but receives vocational rehab and Social Security (SSI) for her permeant disability she was born with. [more inside]
I'm seeking real-life experiences in applying for Social Security Disability. Yesterday I completed my on-line application for Social Security Disability. I haven't been able to work since February and have been receiving first short-term and now long-term disability payments from my prior employer (I no longer have a job to go back to even if I were able to work). My long-term disability is approved in 3 month chunks, but since there has been no improvement in my condition, I don't have any reason to believe it wouldn't continue to be approved although it's stressful to me when those reapprovals come due. [more inside]
How likely is it that my Social Security disability claim was denied because my case worker was a jerk?
How likely is it that my Social Security disability claim was denied because my case worker was a jerk? [more inside]
How do you figure out whether or not your mental illness is serious enough to (basically) permanently stop working? Are there books or worksheets you can use to sort this out? [more inside]
YANML, YANMSocialWorker [it takes 5 weeks to get an appointment with her]: Is a housing benefit "income"? [more inside]
I have a SSA Consultative Exam (mental) for disability determination next week. Since I don't have a doctor of my own, or health insurance, or an income the NJ DOL is providing one for me to see. There is a form for me to fill out that authorizes the release my SSA Consultative Exam Report. I don't have a doctor of my own, nor a way to get a doctor myself. How can I get a copy for myself then?
How can we complete my application for SSI when my husband just inherited a few thousand dollars? [more inside]
Can you enroll in Medicare Part B (medical) only? [more inside]
I just qualified for Social Security disability payments. Now what? [more inside]
How do I navigate Social Security to qualify for Medicaid, SSI and disability for mental health services? How do I find an advocate to guide me through the walls of paperwork and decisions? Sub-question: what are current mental health institutions like for in-patient treatment? [more inside]
Does a felony conviction affect eligibility for Social Security disability? [more inside]
Do I have to quit my job to qualify for disability? [more inside]
Do employers have to offer the option to deposit money into Social Security? [more inside]