I RECIEVED A letter saying that I meet the requirements for medical Disability and that the second part will be the non medical and I should be recieving a decision on that shortly. my question is did anyone else out there get anything like this??? I have never got anything from them after the initial paperwork can someone help me put there???
when you file for disability you automatically file for SSI and SSD. If you make too much money they will deny SSI. You usally get a decision pretty fast on the SSI, but the SSD usually takes a long time.
pulsaki, i wouldn't be too concerned although when i got my approval letter it stated that i was approved for the SSI and the SS disability so hopefully you hear good news and like the other said unless you make too much money then you won;t qualify, but i reread and what that means i think is that you qualified under not being able to work and the other is if they think you can do any other type of work, something like that. Don't hold me to it as it's all still confusing as it is but sounds like you have a good start on this!
Thanks for your help but Ijust do not understand this stuff... I was not aware of the facts of you income in this decision... do you know how much you can make. they take all that information when you apply and tell you if you can apply... do you think I should contact my atty. ? what is the difference between ssi and ssd????
Thanks for all your help!!!
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Thats okay! SSI is is a income needs based payments and SSD is like how much credits you earned when you were able to work i believe. But there is also SSDI. I would contact them to see if you would qualify just to save headaches in the process they are probably more qualified to answer that about the income you can make in your family, plus on thier website they give you estimated amounts!
I went on the web site and I just can't figure out anything!!!
There is no where that I see that you can ask any questions , do you see anywhere??? Is it true that it can be based on you family income???
Kimmie, To be eligible for SSDI you have to have a certain number of work credits over the past ten years and also qualify as disabled (unable to work). If you do not have enough work credits, then you need to apply for SSI.
SSI is awarded based on financial need if you can't work and do not have enough work credits to make you eligible for SSDI. If you or your husband make too much money (not sure how much) then you will not be elegible for SSI.
Your husbands income does not matter for SSDI but does matter for SSI.
I hope this helps.
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