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Do I Have to Quit My Job to Get Disability?

A physical or mental disability can be extremely debilitating to your life. For thousands of Americans, their disability prevents them from working full 40 hour work weeks. If this is you, it is essential to speak with an experienced Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible. You do not have to quit your job to earn Social Security disability. However, you must earn less than the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) set forth by the Social Security Administration. Qualifying is not only the number of hours you work. SGA means the amount of money you make per month. For example, an employee who is earning $9.00 per hour and working 20 hours per week will have a better chance of qualifying than an employee who is earning $30.00 per hour and working 20 hours per week. Currently, for 2019, a gross income (before taxes) of $1,220 per month is considered SGA. If a person makes more…Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get Disability Benefits

The question of how long it takes to get disability benefits is not an easy one. The timing depends on many factors, including but not limited to financial circumstances, severity of injury, appeals, and geographic area. Some cases may be won in 30 days. Other cases can take up to two years. There is emergency assistance for some cases. An experienced disability attorney can help expedite your disability claim. The Quick Disability Determination program was designed for people whose “medical conditions are so serious that they clearly meet our disability standards” Social Security Administration. The technology allows the Social Security Administration to identify claimants with the most severe disabilities, and approve their claim within a few days. Compassionate Allowances quickly identifies medical conditions that meet the Social Security Administration standards. These medical conditions include but are not limited to some cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that impact children. Terminal Illness (TERI) cases are for claimants whose medical…Read More

Will I Receive My Social Security Benefits Forever?

After being rewarded Social Security benefits, many clients ask whether they will receive their benefits forever. The answer is that if their medical condition does not improve than yes, they will receive the benefits forever. However, all beneficiaries of Social Security are subject to periodic screening. If your condition has improved than your benefits may be revoked. Although there is no set time for Social Security to review your case, on average a case is reviewed every 3 years or 5-7 years. Reviews can be quicker is the Administrative Judge expects you to improve from your medical condition quicker. Your Social Security benefits may also be terminated if your income exceeds the maximum amount allowed by Social Security. Often, Social Security will need a breakdown of your monthly earnings, as well as doctor’s bills and medication to continue to quality. Your Social Security disability attorney can help you gather the paperwork to maintain your benefits. Few people…Read More

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