Can I Apply For Social Security Disability If Working?

Q: Can someone who is disabled but working full time apply for Social Security Disability? A: The Social Security definition of disability is based on ability to work plus other requirements. Shown below, see the steps followed in making a disability decision and note that three of the five basic questions involve ability to work.…
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Can I Own A Home And Receive SSA Disability?

Q: Can I own a home and receive SSA disability? A: Yes. Social Security benefits are not based on your income, resources or overall family financial status. If work, medical and other requirements are met, you can receive SSA disability. For purposes of keeping your benefit record current, some changes need to be reported to…
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Help Shape The Social Security Disability Process

Are you interested in helping shape the Social Security disability process? If so, see the October Social Security Update, the agency monthly online newsletter, for two separate opportunities to do so. First, an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is available for comment in the Federal Register until November 13. To review and comment, go…
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More About SSI, Including Data For Your State And County

Last week I wrote about 1972 Legislation creating the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program with links to some national SSI statistics. Since then, two online publications with much more information about SSI became available. The SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2014, is the first and much more detailed of these publications. This annual report describes the…
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The Start Of Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Legislation creating Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was signed into law on October 30, 1972, by President Richard M. Nixon as part of the Social Security Amendments of 1972 (Public Law 92-603). SSI was a new Federal income program for the needy aged, blind and disabled. The Social Security Administration was assigned responsibility for it. Based…
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