Social Security Disability – The Medical Decision

Today I am returning to the topic of how a Social Security disability decision is made.    The Social Security disability application and medical questionnaire (SSA Adult Disability Report – Form SSA-3368) can be completed online.  SSI applications are not online but use the same online SSA-3368.  Whether completing an application online or with an SSA…
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Survivor Benefits To A Young Family

Q:  How much would Social Security pay my young children if I died?   A:  How much depends on your average lifetime earnings.  Higher earnings provide higher benefits.  If you have enough work to be insured, Social Security calculates a basic amount as if you had reached full retirement age (FRA) at death.  Use the Retirement Estimator…
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Marriage Does Not Reduce SSA Retirement Amount

Q:  My husband and I will each receive our own Social Security retirement.  Will our combined benefits be reduced because we are married?  A:  This is a very popular question.  Your combined Social Security retirement benefits are not reduced because you are married.   When you both receive Social Security retirement from your own work, amounts for…
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Medicare With SSA Disability

Q:  I receive Social Security disability.  When can I get Medicare?  A:  When eligible for SSA disability, you become eligible for Medicare after a 24-month period that starts with the month you are entitled to receive disability, not the month when you received your first check.  A very few specific illnesses such as end-stage renal disease…
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What Day Does Your Social Security Arrive?

Monthly Social Security payments once all arrived on the same day across the nation.  No more.  Now they arrive on different days of the month.    Most people starting Social Security since 1997 receive their routine benefits on one of four days throughout the month: on the third of the month and on the second, third…
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