Can a person get disability and Social Security?

Answer When people refer to "Social Security," they general mean retirement benefits. SSDI is Social Security Disability Insurance, which is paid from the same fund, but available only to disabled people ... Read More »

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When a person is awarded Social Security Disability Insurance how is it that Social Security can withhold 6 months of pay?

When you are awarded Social Security disability benefits, you do not receive benefits beginning on your onset date. Rather, there is a 5 month "waiting period" before benefits begin.As a practical ... Read More »

Can a person on Social Security file for SS disability?

A person receiving Social Security retirement benefits may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI provides people who are 65 or older, or are disabled with additional income. If an... Read More »

Can a person stay on Social Security Disability for life?

Entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits requires a showing that the applicant has paid into the system for a sufficient period of time (provided by statute), plus a determination that he... Read More »

How Much Can a Person Earn While on Social Security Disability?

The amount that a person can earn and still remain eligible for Social Security disability benefits changes each year. In 2010, those receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) could ear... Read More »