Medicare Benefits When Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

You will be enrolled in Medicare by the Social Security Administration after you receive disability benefits for two full years. (If you are a resident of Puerto Rico or another foreign territory or country, you will not receive Part B of Medicare automatically. You will have to sign up on your own.) The 2 year period in which you must receive disability benefits, begins at the time you were selected to receive benefits, not at the time you received your…

Applying for Social Security Benefits Online

You can apply for a number of Social Security benefits online such as retirement, Medicare, spouses, or disability benefits. Simply visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov to begin your application. The online Retirement application is very simple and can take as few as 15 minutes to complete. Filing for Medicare online is easy. It can take as few as 10 minutes. You can apply for Medicare Part A or Part A and B online without needing to file for benefits monthly if…

Appealing a Social Security Decision

If you disagree with the decision made by the Social Security Administration in regards to your Social Security or Supplemental Security Income claim you may appeal the decision. You can appeal the decision online, or obtain the necessary documents from online or your local Social Security office, fill them out and return them to the local office. You may also have a social security disability lawyer who is very knowledgeable about social security law, file the appeal for you. You…

Social Security Benefits When Full Retirement Reached

When you reach the age of full retirement, nothing but a simple name change will happen. Your Social Security benefits will be referred to as retirement benefits rather than disability benefits. This will occur without you having to do anything. Additionally, once you do reach your full retirement age, you will receive your Social Security benefits without a limit on the amount you can earn. Unlike disability benefits, retirement benefits will be paid to you every month and you can…

How Condition Affects Social Security Disability Benefits

Your condition does not affect the amount of Social Security disability benefits you receive. Social Security disability is not based on your disability and overall health condition. Social Security disability is based on the amount you earned in your lifetime before you were affected by your disability. You may contact a Social Security disability lawyer, who is very knowledgeable about social security law for more information about your specific case. Example: Jane receives Social Security disability. Recently, her condition has…

Will I Lose Social Security Benefits If I Return to Work

You will not lose your Social Security benefits right away if you begin to earn an income. There are special rules in place called “work incentives” that allow you to keep your social security disability and Medicare benefits, while you see if you are able to work. This is called a trial work period. In this trial work period you can keep your benefits no matter how much you earn as long as you report your work activity and continue…

Receiving Social Security Benefits and Unemployment

You may receive both Social Security benefits and Unemployment at the same time, but receiving Social Security benefits will impact how much Unemployment you will receive. Unemployment Insurance is not counted by the Social Security annual earnings test, which means is does not affect your Social Security benefits. Your unemployment benefits may be decreased however, if you are receiving a pension or retirement incomes like Social Security. To make sure you get the benefits you need, contact a social security…

Time Limit for Social Security Disability Benefits

There is no time limit for Social Security disability benefits. Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you are still prevented from working by your medical condition. If you are receiving disability benefits, your case will regularly be reviewed to ensure that you are still disabled. Once you reach the age of full retirement, your disability benefits will be converted into retirement benefits. If you would like more information about your specific…

5 Month Waiting Period for Social Security Disability Benefits

There is a 5 month waiting period for Social Security disability benefits to make sure benefits are not paid to people who don’t have long-term disabilities. You must have a long-term disability to receive Social Security disability benefits. Social Security benefits will only be paid if you have been continuously disabled for 5 full months. Social Security disability benefits will be paid for the 6th full month after your disability began. Social Security disability benefits are not awarded for any…

Time It Takes to Receive a Decision

It takes 3 to 5 months to receive a decision on your disability claim. The Social Security Administration has to review your application, as well as obtain information from your doctors or other medical sources and this can take some time. How fast you receive a decision is based on several factors. First, the nature of your disability affects the decision making time because some disabilities are more easily proved than others. Second, the Social Security office must receive medical…