My initial denial was based upon the Med-Voc grid rules, using a Medium RFC. If a physician has now documented a lifting restriction (25 lbs.) possibly placing me into the Light RFC category, would this evidence alone be sufficient for a favorabl...
The review will be on the totality of the evidence, from the beginning. It is a brand-new decision, and they are not bound by any prior decisions. It is pretty much the same process the judge will use. If the medical vocational guidelines find you disabled now, it is possible they will make a favorable decision if they believe that you are in fact limited to light duty. The medical evidence must still support that conclusion.See question
I was diagnosed HIV-poz in 2012 and became depressed and also became dependent on Rx painkillers. So, as of 2008 I was in an in-patient rehab for 30 days and out-patient for 6 months. I'm clean now but I have seizures due to the side effects of w...
You are only given 60 days, +5 days for mailing, to appeal a denial. So if it is been over three months since you received it, you will likely have to start over again. To get disability you must prove that you are unable to work, and will remain unable to work for at least a 12 month period. I would recommend speaking with a local attorney about the particulars of your case, especially since most of these claims end up having to go before a judge.See question
Ive been on disability since 2008, i just received my disability review which says it was denied.. The attorney I originally hired bk then is now retired, i dont even remember who it was. Im no where near able to go bk to work due to my medical ...
Yes, it depends on whether you continue to be paid during the appeal or not. You should definitely speak with a local attorney that has a good deal of experience handling these cases. You can use this website to locate someone close by.See question
I have been out of work on disability for the past 1 and a half, because I have avascular necrosis in my right hip.
Exactly as the prior attorney explained. SSDI is based on the number of years you worked and taxes paid into the Social Security system. SSI is needs-based, so the amount you are paid would depend on countable assets.See question
I have filed for unemployment but has not reported that i am now working..i have not recieved my 1st check...how long will it takr for them to know im working? I been hearing after u get your 1st check
I don't know. But the best advice I think I could give you is to contact the unemployment office and be honest with them about your work activity. They can let you know for what time may have qualified for payments, and when you won't.See question
I received a call from what I thought was the IRS saying I committed fraud in my taxes since since september 09 thru Dec 2014 they kept telling me there was a warrant out for my arrest if I didn't fix the matter properly. He was trying to figure ...
As General Akbar noted "it's a trap!".... It is my understanding the IRS never calls, and they certainly would not need you to tell them your social security number. Sounds like this was clearly a scam.See question
Social Security refusing to help eventhough all documents they requested were submitted. There was an overpayment issue but have proof of that.
Unfortunately, it's hard to know the answer with the very limited information provided. Overpayment issues can be tricky. You can request both a waiver and appeal. I think the best course of action would be to take the documentation to a local attorney, to see if they can give you some guidance or find out what's the hold up. Most attorneys give free consultations, although you may have some difficulty finding one for an over payment issue. You could always go down to your local Social Security office and ask to speak with a supervisor to get a better understanding of what the current problem is.See question
From what I understand, SSDI allows a person to earn up to $810 a month, as long as they're not working more than 9 months in 5 years, that is, around 7 weeks per year, without it really being considered work or earnings that need be reported, but...
Just renting out a room, and collecting a payment, should not be considered work activity. You said you were getting SSDI. That is important to know because if it is SSI, income and assets would be held against you and affect your payments. The deal you were talking about with the months refers to the return to work program. You can Google to find out the rules, but as people have mentioned this does not sound like work activity.See question
Ssa just received records on new claim, what could they possibly be looking for in someone who's about to turn 61? Does the bar get lower now?
As others pointed out, your age is a beneficial factor. In your age category, most of what you have to prove is an inability to do the jobs you have performed over the last 15 years. They don't expect someone near retirement age to learn new skills, or be hired for something they have never done before. The Social Security administration will look to see whether you have any transferable skills, but again, in your age category even that is limited. They will only consider transferable skills if it transfers to a career that is extremely closely related to what you used to do. Still, regardless of your age, it is your responsibility to prove through medical evidence your inability to work in any field you used to.See question
My aunt, who is on disability (not sure if SSI or SDI) was recently in a serious accident. A Go Fund Me was set up for her and has raised a large amount of money (under 10K). Now we are unsure of how to allocate the funds. If we transfer the money...
SSI is needs-based, so anything above $2000 in assets for an individual, or $3000 for a married couple, would eliminate their entitlement to benefits. If she is on SSI, you could talk to an attorney about a special needs trust. Money held in a true special needs trust for medical care is not counted.
SSDI benefits are based on your work history, and the number of years a person pays taxes into the Social Security system. Because SSDI benefits are based on money a person paid into the system, they are not affected by your assets. If she is on SSDI the money in the Go Fund Me account would not affect her benefits.See question