I am 62 with high blood pressure, diabetes and liver cancer I feel weak all the time. I work since I was 17 , sometimes I miss paying taxes a few years now I only receive$500 a month in SSI
You may very well be eligible for social security disability insurance (SSDI). To qualify for SSDI you must show that you are completely unable to work due to an illness that is expected to last for at least one year or result in death. There is no such thing as partial disability benefits or short-term disability benefits from Social Security.
You should consult a qualified social security attorney. You should know that disability attorneys do not require their fees to be paid up front. Instead, they collect a maximum of 25% of your retroactive benefits (back pay) or $6,000, whichever is less. Social Security pays your attorney directly out of your backpay award.
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If you are receiving SSI then you have already been found disabled. In order to get SSDI you must be "insured" for that benefit when you became disabled. Insurance is paid for by taxes and if you haven't into the system enough or recently enough then you will not be insured. You can get your social security statement from the SSA and double check that all your reported earnings are properly noted and determine your date last insured.
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