Sometimes a disability recipient's circumstances may change after they have applied or become eligible for benefits. If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), certain life changes may increase your benefits. For instance, you may be eligible for a higher benefit amount based on your own earnings or a […]
Are SSI Recipients Automatically Eligible for Medicaid?
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have limited income and resources. Most SSI recipients are often also eligible to receive Medicaid, which is another program that provides benefits for low-income individuals. However, whether an SSI recipient is automatically eligible for and enrolled […]
Do Disability Benefits Stop if Your Condition Gets Better On Its Own?
Disability benefits offer financial help to those who cannot work because of a serious medical condition. These benefits can continue as long as you meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) eligibility requirements. However, if your condition is getting better, you may no longer be eligible for disability. Dayes Law Firm is ready to answer any […]
Can Receiving an Inheritance Affect My Disability Benefits?
If you receive an inheritance while getting Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to know how this additional asset may impact your eligibility for more disability payments. The answer will depend on the program you are enrolled in. Any inheritance must be reported to the Social Security Administration. Below, our legal teams explain how […]
Can I Collect Disability Benefits If I Got Laid Off?
Being laid off does not mean that anyone can qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Social Security Disability is not an unemployment program. Claimants must have a physical or mental condition that prevents them from working for at least a year or will result in death. With that being said, if […]
Can My Job Skill Level Impact Ability to Obtain Social Security Disability?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider multiple factors when evaluating your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. One factor in determining if there is less demanding work you may be able to perform. The SSA will look at the skill level required by your past job in order to see if there are other […]
How Can I Verify My Eligibility for Benefits and the Income I Am Receiving?
In certain situations, Social Security Disability recipients may find themselves needing to verify their eligibility for benefits and provide proof of the income they are receiving. When this happens, they will need to request a Benefit Verification letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Benefit Verification letters, sometimes referred to as “budget letters,” as “benefit […]
Is There More Than One Type of Past Due Disability Payments I Can Receive?
The time it takes to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and get approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be long and the process is difficult. Fortunately, you may be eligible to receive past due payments to compensate you for the months you were waiting for a decision on your claim. […]
What Role Does a Treating Doctor Play in Disability Determinations?
Medical records are key to be eligible for Social Security Disability. However, a treating doctor can also play an important role in a claimant’s ability to obtain disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may consider a treating doctor’s opinions and recommendations when evaluating disability claims as long as it is well-supported by medical evidence. […]
The Importance of Protective Filing Dates for Disability Claims
The first time you contact the Social Security Administration (SSA) with your intent to apply for disability, a protective filing date will be established for you. This date can affect the amount of benefits you may be able to receive from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The protective […]