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  • I'm still working, but my disability prevents me from earning enough money. Do I qualify for benefits?

    In 2010, a person making less than $1000 per month is not engaging in "substantial gainful activity." If their condition is expected to last at least 12 months, they can apply for disability benefits. Individuals who are working and disabled might have a harder time getting benefits, but they should apply as soon as they qualify. 

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  • I won't need benefits for about 2 months. Can I wait to apply then?

    Don't wait to apply for benefits. The application and decision process takes a lot of time, and you might not even be approved for benefits immediately. Apply for benefits as soon as you qualify.

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  • Can I apply for veterans disability benefits online?

    Yes. The Department of Veterans Affairs has an online application system called VONAPP . Information on the application and links to helpful pages are available at their web site.

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  • Can I apply for disability insurance benefits online?

    Maybe. It depends on whether or not your insurance company uses that technology. The exact method of applying for benefits depends on the terms of your specific policy. 

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  • If I'm applying for benefits online on behalf of my disabled spouse, do they need to be present?

    No, but it can go faster if they are present when you fill out the application. The disabled person signs electronically if the application is online if they are present. If they are not present, then the Social Security Administration sends a document in the mail for them to sign and return. 

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  • Do I need medical records and supporting evidence from my doctor when I file my initial application?

    A lot of people file applications online, so they submit their medical evidence separately. You will be asked to provide contact names, phone numbers, and addresses for your doctors and treatment sources. You will also be asked about your work history, so be prepared to share this information.

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  • How long does the application for benefits from the SSA take?

    The application for SSD benefits has three parts: the application itself, the disability report, and the form allowing your doctor to give medical information to the SSA. SSI also has three parts: the disability report, the form, and an interview either in-person or on the phone. Any of these steps can take a long time, especially the interview or mailing the form. 

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  • How do I appoint a representative?

    You can download, complete, and mail in a form from Social Security to appoint your representative. If you choose to hire an attorney to represent you, they can draw up all of the necessary paperwork so you won't have to worry about it. 

  • Are there any requirements for someone to be a representative?

    No. A claimant can choose whomever they want to represent them. However, the representative should have some familiarity with the Social Security Administration's appeals process and be able to accurately express how your medical condition affects yours life. 
     

  • I'm appealing the decision to stop benefits. Will I continue to receive checks while I go through this process?

    Yes, in some cases. If you appeal a decision to stop benefits based on the fact that your condition is no longer disabling, you can continue getting a monthly check while you appeal. If you receive SSI payments and are appealing a decision to stop them, you can request that the Social Security Administration continue to pay them while you appeal.