When Can You Get Disability Benefits for Coronary Heart Disease?

Heart conditions can prevent you from completing work duties and maintaining gainful employment, so some patients are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Certain heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart transplants or congestive heart failure, qualify you for automatic disability benefits, but there are also benefits for medical-vocational allowance, which is granted […]

How to Apply for Disability Benefits with High Blood Pressure

Social Security disability benefits may be approved for high blood pressure when a person’s BP is over 140/90 and is a secondary symptom of kidney disease, obesity, cardiovascular disorders or other serious medical issue. To meet criteria for SSD eligibility guidelines for high blood pressure, you must prove your condition prevents you from being “gainfully […]

What Will Social Security Do When It Finds an Overpayment?

A Social Security overpayment occurs when changes to a recipient’s circumstances, such as employment or access to new resources, are not provided to the SSA in time to adjust monthly benefits. If the SSA thinks it has overpaid you, they will send a notice via mail about the overpayment that contains information regarding why you […]

How does the Social Security Disability Review work?

Social Security disability benefits are not always guaranteed lifetime benefits. How long you receive benefits depends heavily on the type of health problem affecting your ability to work. Periodically, a disability review is held to determine if someone receiving SSI or SSDI is still eligible to receive these benefits. Primary criteria impacting eligibility for social […]

What Is the Date Last Insured (DLI) for Disability Benefits?

Disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance are essential in order for a disabled person to survive in an economy that rewards those who can work. In order to qualify for those benefits, however, one must apply before their Date Last Insured or DLI. Here’s everything you need to know about how the Date Last […]

What Disability Benefits Qualify as Earned Income for EITC?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for people filing head of household, married filing jointly, single or as a qualifying widower who have adjusted gross incomes not exceeding specific yearly income limits as established by the IRS. Earned Income for EITC and Disability Benefits The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not […]

Can a Child Get SSI Disability for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Children with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or those with a condition that falls on the fetal alcohol spectrum are typically able to get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. There are several listings that the Social Security Administration (SSA) when considering children and adults who struggle with fetal alcohol syndrome. If a child meets any of […]

Can I Accept Financial Help While Applying SSDI?

If you’re sick or injured and no longer able to work, it can be a significant strain on your finances. In addition to healing, you also face the stress of ongoing financial responsibilities, and the approval process for Social Security Disability (SSDI) can be long and tedious. ortunately, accepting financial help from friends or family […]