Things you can read that will help you feel smarter and less confused:
🌺 This may make your life less confusing.
🌺 Figure out what happens when and what happens next
🌺 Marriage, divorce, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.
🌺 Is your doctor an Acceptable Medical Source?
🌺 Learn about the people who make decisions for new applications and reconsiderations
🌺 If you are applying for SSDI, and have not worked recently, you may wish to check your Date Last Insured. (SSDI only. For SSI this does not matter).
🌺 How work credits affect your check, and what to do if you don’t have enough of them.
🌺 If you applied in the past and never appealed the denial.
🌺 Should this happen to happen
🌺 Living with a boyfriend, girlfriend or partner can sometimes impact SSI
🌺 If you were first disabled before age 22 (Doesn’t matter your age now).
🌺 Learn about Social Security’s Listing of Impairments
🌺 If you have kids, they might get dependent benefits (SSDI only)
🌺 Learn how Social Security decides if someone is disabled
🌺 Find out!
🌺 If your SSDI check is very low, you be eligible for both.
🌺 If you don’t know what you’re on, don’t worry, you are not alone.
🌺 If you are applying for both SSI and SSDI, the SSI part may not matter.
🌺 Social Security will ask you about finances and living arrangements
🌺 A lot lot lot more than you ever wanted to know about SSI financial regs.
🌺 Can I get both?
🌺 This is the amount you are allowed to earn from working and still be eligible for disability. Sounds like a simple number, but it’s not!
🌺 The Whole Shabang