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By   /  January 15, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

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When Money Becomes a Resource for SSI and Excluded Burial Funds

By   /  January 14, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, My adult disabled son receives both SSDI and SSI. I understand that the money he has been receiving is now paid directly to the responsible parties of the board and care where he lives.These people are now the payee, replacing my son as payee. I assume the recipient of these funds receives $1100 […]

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Handling Back Pay Child Benefits Paid to A Now Adult Child

By   /  January 14, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, My step mother recently informed me that I would be receiving in my name back pay benefits for when I lived with her as a teen of her disability claim. I am now 32 and had no idea this claim existed. But she has told me that the money belongs to her. […]

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Coordination of STD and SSD Payments

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, I looked up my status of social security disability claim and this is what it states: “Your claim for Disability benefits has been approved. A detailed notice has been sent to you with your benefit information. For more information please use the Benefit Verification Letter to check your benefit details”   “If you […]

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Back Pay Due a Homeless Claimant

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, My Sister Was Approved 3 years ago but Was Homeless Living On The Streets. The Family Has Finally Found Her, So How Long Will It Take For Her To Get Her Disability Benefits When We Take Her To Social Security  Office And My Mom Be Her Payee? Collage Dear Collage, Your mother […]

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Returning To Work With Dyslexia

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, I am asking a question on behalf of my Son who has learning difficulties he has word blindness this has never stopped him holding down a job from age 16 till 29 unfortunately he has lost his job and finding it extremely difficult getting back into work He needs support as he […]

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Interaction between a Ticket to Work and a Continuing Disability Review

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Hello, If you begin the Ticket to Work Program shortly after a medical review is initiated, presumably Social Security is then able to finish the review since it had already begun prior to beginning the program. Hypothetically if Social Security finds that you are no longer disabled or medically improved, but you had already started […]

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Get An Independent Medical Evaluation to Support Your VA Appeal

By   /  January 8, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, I’m currently appealing a decision based off my C&P exam for an increase.  I asked for an increase on my left knee that is service connected and is rated at 10%.  My left knee buckles and gives out twice a month, it pops every time I walk and has daily pain around […]

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SSI Benefits For A Family Member With Mental Issues

By   /  January 8, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, My 56 year old brother in law has not worked since he has been 22 years old.  When he was 18 his parents had him committed with scizophrenia briefly for a week or so, he begged them to come home and they let him.  He never went for treatment, went off his […]

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Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) for Autism

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  Ask The Disability Advisor  /  No Comments

Dear Disability Advisor, My daughter was diagnosed with autism when she was 4 years old.  She is now 18 years old and eligible for SSI.  Is she eligible to receive SSD based on me and her father’s working and contributions to SSA?  If so, what would need to be done to switch from SSI to […]

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