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Reporting income essential for recipients of SSD

The Social Security Administration is responsible for reviewing your application for disability benefits and determining whether your inability to work qualifies you to receive disability benefits. Once you have been approved to receive benefits, it is your responsibility to provide the SSA with updates regarding your medical condition, current income and current work status.

When denied Social Security disability, you can appeal and win

When a Georgia resident is injured, ill or is suffering from a condition that renders them unable to work, Social Security disability benefits are important. These benefits can help them make ends meet, get the medical care they desperately need and more. If the application moves forward and the Social Security Administration denies the claim, it can be a nightmarish occurrence in the person's life. Often, they will not be sure as to what they can do next. Fortunately, however, there are options to appeal a denied Social Security disability benefits claim. Knowing what steps to take is one of the key factors in a successful appeal.

What is the Listing of Impairments?

As you begin the application process for Social Security Disability benefits in Georgia, you may come across something called the Listing of Impairments. The Listing of Impairments is a list of medical conditions that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers serious enough to keep you out of work.

SSD benefits could be impacted by social media scrutiny

Being unable to work and in need of medical care can be a difficult issue for Georgia residents to deal with in any situation. When their injuries, condition or illness reaches a certain severity and they need to apply for Social Security disability benefits, there will be a great deal of consternation as they wait for a decision. Even those who are already getting disability must be concerned over factors that might result in their benefits being reduced or stopped altogether.

Can my family qualify for benefits if I receive SSD benefits?

If your injury or illness prevents you from working and entitles you to SSDI benefits, you should know that family members who were financially reliant on you may also be eligible to receive benefits. Your spouse or former spouse, and children, may be eligible to receive up to 50 percent of the amount you receive, and they will get paid on a monthly basis.

What if I need a special examination for my SSD benefits claim?

For Georgia residents who are seeking Social Security disability benefits, cases will be decided based on the evidence presented. That includes the medical evidence. However, some cases require more information so an informed and fair decision can be made. This is when a special examination might be needed. Understanding the circumstances under which this will be requested and what it means is an important factor in a case.

New proposal in progress to monitor SSD recipients' social media

While a majority of people receiving Social Security disability benefits are honest and forthcoming about their medical conditions and their inability to work, there are some people who take advantage of the system by exaggerating their injuries to collect benefits they don't really need. The Trump Administration is working with SSA officials to put a stop to these fraudulent disability claims with a new proposal that would let officials monitor SSD recipients' social media accounts.

How does the duration requirement impact SSD benefits?

When Georgia residents are seeking Social Security disability benefits because they are injured, ill or suffering from a condition that prevents them from working, it is crucial to remember that there must be evidence provided to show that the application should be approved. This can be worrisome and complicated, especially when a person is in desperate need of the SSD benefits. However, to avoid the mistakes and denials that often come with failure to give the Social Security Administration the information it needs to make an informed decision, it is wise to have legal help.

What you need to know about working and receiving SSD benefits

In order to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must have a medical condition or illness that prevents you from performing basic work-related tasks and that lasts for a minimum of 12 months. Many people receiving SSDI benefits get to a point where they want to go back to work, but they are afraid of losing their benefits. Fortunately, there are ways for you to still receive benefits while working.


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