Here we provide answers to selected questions about Social Security disability, SSI, short- and long-term disability benefits, workers' compensation, and veterans disability benefits.
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What Can Increase a Disability Check?
Learn what affects the amount of monthly disability benefits.
Can I Work While Waiting for My Disability Decision?
Am I supposed to be working when I apply for benefits? If not, how long do I have to be off work?
Can I Get Disability for Poor Eyesight?
The Social Security Administration assesses vision problems by looking at your vision in your better (stronger) eye.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Decision After a Disability Hearing?
Find out the estimated waiting period for a decision from an ALJ after a Social Security Disability hearing.
What Are the Rules for Working After You're Approved for SSDI or SSI?
What if I make less than the trial work amount for SSDI? Can I work part time while receiving SSI?
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Can My Employer Fire Me If I Can't Work Overtime Due to a Disability?
He told me I couldn’t come back to work until my work restrictions were removed. Is this legal?
Can I Collect SSDI and Short-Term Disability at the Same Time?
Will I be entitled to keep benefits for months in which I received payments from both programs? Or would I have to return a portion of the SSDI back payment?
Will Continuing to Live With My Ex-Husband Affect my SSI?
Can the SSA use his income toward my case?
Why Can't I Get Medicare Two Years After My Disability Onset Date?
I thought the two-year waiting period for Medicare started at the disability onset date, and not after you’ve received 24 payments?
Does someone on Social Security disability get free Medicare?
Is Medicare free for disability recipients, or will I have to pay premiums? If so, how much?
When a Family Member Stops Getting Social Security, Do Others' Benefits Change?
What happens to that money? Also, if anything happens to my wife or stepdaughter (say a divorce or custody change), what happens then?
When Can Widows Get Social Security Disability Benefits?
I can’t even walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath and having aches and pains. Can I get disability benefits?
Can I get long-term disability insurance benefits if my employer fired me and ended my policy?
The decisive question is whether you were insured on your disability onset date, not whether you're insured on the date you file your claim.
If my doctor says I can't work, doesn't that imply I have functional restrictions?
Shouldn't the off-work order be enough?
Will I lose disability benefits if I receive compensation benefits?
It's important to know what type of disability benefits you’re receiving, and what type of compensation benefits you might get soon.
Can a Child of a Veteran With No Parental Rights Get VA Benefits?
Can I still get benefits for Vietnam vets' children, like Agent Orange-affected benefits? How difficult would it be to do this?
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