When Do I Apply?

You should apply for disability benefits as soon as you become disabled. It can take a long time to process an application for disability benefits (three to five months). If you apply for Social Security, disability benefits will not begin until the sixth full month of disability. The Social Security disability waiting period begins with […]

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How Do I Apply?

To apply for disability benefits, you will need to complete an application for Social Security Benefits and the Disability Report. You can complete the Disability Report at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/3368. You can also print the Disability Report, complete it and return it to your local Social Security office. Social Security may be able to process your application faster […]

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What Do I Need?

The claims process for disability benefits is generally longer than for other types of Social Security benefits. It can take up to six months at each of the disability application and appeal levels. The wait for a hearing has grown as the backlog of cases grows – in many cities it is well over a […]

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How does Social Security Determine Disability?

They use a five-step process to decide if you are disabled. Here are the questions Social Security asks: Are you working? If you are working and your earnings average more than a certain amount each month, you generally will not be considered disabled. The amount you can earn changes each year, for the current figure […]

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How does Social Security define disability?

Social Security defines “disability” as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted <strong>or can be expected to last </strong>for continuous period of not less than 12 months.”

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What kinds of benefits are there?

There are several kinds of disability benefits for which a person can be eligible. Depending on the facts, you may be entitled to one of these benefits, or you may be entitled to more than one. The medical rules are the same for all categories, you must be just as disabled to qualify for one […]

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