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Sharon A Christie

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  1. At my ssdi hearing the judge changed my onset date of disabilty and discussed with my lawyer at the hearing. Did I win?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Sharon A Christie
    3. Terence Sean McGraw
    4. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You never know the outcome of a hearing until you receive the written decision. Based on the information you provided, it sounds promising but the best person to answer your question is your lawyer.

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  2. I want to know if I have a claim for social security disability?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3. William Kevin Hodges
    4. Maria Christina Cutillo Teare
    5. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus
    5 lawyer answers

    You can get Social Security disability if the limitations from your physical and/or mental conditions keep you from working full time. The conditions you describe could certainly cause limitations this severe. You should consult a disability lawyer to review your case in more detail.

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  3. My Real Question is Do I have to stop working to apply for disability? What are the steps to getting disability services in PA?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. Sharon A Christie
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    5. Robert Bond
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Social Security defines disabled as having limitations that keep you from doing "substantial gainful activity" for at least 12 consecutive months. That generally means that your health problems cause limitations that are so severe you cannot do any type of work on a full time basis or, if you work part time, you are earning less that $1040/month (gross, not take home). You cannot apply for disability if you are working full time.

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  4. SSDI in Maryland. How long after appeals, etc. does it take to get in front of an Administrative Law Judge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. D K Kevin Dugan
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    I am a little confused on your timeline, but I can tell you that in Maryland it generally takes about 15 months from the time the request for hearing is filed to get in front of a judge. I would contact Genex and ask for the specific status of your case at the hearing office (i.e. pending folder assembly, waiting for ALJ assignment or ready to schedule). That will give you a better idea of where the case is in the process.

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  5. My understanding is that I can apply for SS disability at age 55 if I have worked long enough in the State Government

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. Andrew W. Norfleet
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    You can apply for Social Security disability if you have worked long enough paying into the Social Security system. You can check to see if you have enough work quarters by getting your most recent Social Security benefits statement online at www.ssa.gov. Of course, you will also have to prove that you have limitations that keep you from doing substantial gainful activity to meet the definition of "disabled".

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  6. Do i qualify 4 disability benefits if i have glycoma.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. Clint Curtis
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3 lawyer answers

    social Security does not determine if you are disabled based solely on your diagnosis. It depends on how that condition affects your ability to work. If your only problem is blurred vision in one eye that is unlikely to be a disabling condition in my opinion.

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  7. I use to get social security income but then i got married and i lost it, if i get a divorce can i get it back?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you were receiving SSI disability. When you got married both your income and your husband's income would be considered. If the income was too high then you no can no longer receive SSI disability. You should contact your local Social Security office to find out if your benefits can be reinstated.

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  8. I applied for social security benefits back in July 2012. Should I have had a decision by now?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Thomas Canupp
    2. Sharon A Christie
    3. Maria Christina Cutillo Teare
    3 lawyer answers

    It generally takes 3-6 months to get a decision in Baltimore if you have just applied. You should call your local office and check on the status of your case to make sure it is moving through the process properly.

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  9. Approved for SSDI in May. Had to sell house or lose it. Got a SSDI disapproval letter today saying I made profit from sale.???

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. Vance Tate Davis
    2 lawyer answers

    You should call your local office right away and ask for an explanation. If your disability is through SSDI then the proceeds from the sale of a house should not make a difference.

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  10. Medical tragedy-going from independent to broke/Medicaid?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sharon A Christie
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    2 lawyer answers

    They should immediately apply for Social Security disability. It is generally a long process so they do not want to wait. In the meantime they should consult a bankruptcy attorney to discuss their options and how to protect their assets.

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