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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Chicago Social Security Disability Blog: SSDI

Why Do I Qualify for SSI, but not for SSDI?
Insight from Tom Nash

February 6, 2019

One of the most common exchanges in our office relates to confusion people have about which type of disability benefits they may qualify for. It is extremely common for people to get the names and the “alphabet soup” of nicknames for the benefits mixed up. Let me help clear up the confusion. There are two

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Now SSI & SSDI Recipients Can Report Wages Online

December 12, 2018

If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and you are working, you must report your wages on a monthly basis. The Social Security Administration (SSA) says that “[y]ou should consistently report wages during the first six days of the month to help prevent overpayments and underpayments.” You can

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The Secret to Winning Your Disability Case

September 7, 2017

Do you want to know the most important secret about winning Social Security disability benefits? It is not enough to say you are disabled. It is not even enough to have your doctor say you are disabled. In the final analysis, the term “disabled” in itself doesn’t really mean much to the Social Security Administration

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Winning Social Security Disability Benefits After a Stroke

June 12, 2017

Joe didn’t know exactly what was happening to him, but he knew it wasn’t good. Suddenly, his right arm and leg went numb. His vision was blurred. And when he called out to one of his co-workers for help, his words tumbled out in an unintelligible slur. Joe was having a stroke. According to the

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