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Will My Education Affect My Ability to Get Disability Benefits?

Many people want to know if obtaining an education will affect their ability to get Social Security Disability benefits. That's a good question. The Social Security Administration considers numerous factors when evaluating a disability application. For example, the Social Security Administration considers age, work experience, and education when analyzing such claims.

Going Back to Work While Receiving Disability Benefits

If you are receiving SSI or SSDI disability benefits from the Social Security Administration but think that you might be able to go back to work if you could just find an employer who would help you cope with your disability and would provide you with health insurance, you may want to investigate the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program.

How Will the Bowles-Simpson Deficit Plan Affect Disability?

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility published the Bowles-Simpson deficit plan in December 2010. The plan is a result of a bipartisan committee task force assembled to help reduce federal debt as well as to make recommendations on proposed changes to federally funded and managed programs, including Social Security.

The Bowles-Simpson deficit plan is also known by the title of the official report, "The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform". Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles created the plan.

Doctor Revolt Shakes the Social Security Disability Program

Social Security Disability Insurance claims applications are soaring. Needless to say, the Social Security Administration is burdened with the task of processing and evaluating tens of thousands of these disability claims. They're not the only ones. Doctors are under fire to work faster and longer, with reduced payouts from Social Security Disability claims, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis.

What is a Closed Period of Disability?

A closed period of disability in a Social Security Disability claim case refers to a disability claim that meets durational requirements. For example, some people who apply for Social Security Disability can eventually go back to work. In such cases, individuals may qualify for what is called a closed period of disability and receive Social Security Disability benefits at the same time.

Collecting on Survivor or Widow Benefits If Disability Results in Death before a Hearing Date

Social Security survivor's insurance is designed for surviving children's financial and emotional security following the death of a working parent. Survivor's benefits are responsible for more benefits to children under 18 years of age than any other federal program or institution.

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