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What happens to my SSD benefits if I want to try working?

A person in Charlotte who lives with a disability may find that eventually they want to try re-entering the workforce. After all, having a job can provide a person with financial security as well as provide a sense of personal satisfaction. However, they may fear that if they start working they will lose their Social Security disability benefits.

Is there a way for my SSD benefits application to be expedited?

Once the need for Social Security disability benefits arises, most people in Charlotte find themselves facing a serious financial situation in which their disability is preventing them from being able to work and thus earn a living. Most people in these circumstances who choose to apply for SSD benefits want to see their applications approved as quickly as possible.

Help for Social Security disability benefits' questions

Every week this Charlotte-based disability benefits blog offers it readers an informative post on a different topic related to seeking and securing support from the Social Security Administration. From consultative examinations and compassionate allowances, to individual disabling conditions and dealing with claim denials, readers may have noticed that the topics that come up on this theme are extensive. A single applicant may face a multitude of challenges and questions even before they get their first payment under a Social Security program.

When may a consultative examination be ordered?

It takes a lot of work to put together a compelling and complete claim for Social Security disability benefits. Many North Carolina residents choose to use the services of attorneys who work in the field of disability benefits law to help them collect everything they need to have their claims efficiently processed. However, in some situations the applications that individuals send to the Social Security Administration may not offer enough evidence to show that the applicants suffer from disabling conditions.

Disability benefits can be tough to secure

There are certain things in life that Charlotte residents can prepare for. Retirement, expanding their families and even changing jobs are events that some people may be able to see in the future and can make plans to achieve. Other events, unfortunately, are emergencies or are unexpected and cannot be foreseen by those who are affected by them.

What if a disabling condition is not identified by the SSA?

Getting Social Security Disability benefits is not an easy task. When a North Carolina resident chooses to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income they must submit to serious assessments of their financial and physical or mental health. There are multiple requirements that they must meet in order to be granted benefits, and one of those requirements is having their disabling condition recognized by the Social Security Administration.

Ongoing support for disability benefits recipients

Securing disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can be a difficult process. As our readers know from previous posts here, the process begins when a person files an application for benefits and submits evidence of their disability condition or illness. That information is reviewed and, based upon what is determined, the individual may or may not be approved for disability benefits support.

Government may use social media to cut off disability payments

What a person chooses to share on social media is personal, but it may quickly become public if they do not use specific sharing protocols to limit who may view their information. For example, a stranger could find out a lot about a North Carolina resident just by scrolling through their pictures and shares on Facebook if that person maintained a public profile. For recipients of disability benefits, the government may soon be watching social media, too, as they search for cases of benefits fraud.

Working while receiving Social Security Disability benefits

Previous posts here have provided our readers with information about applying for disability benefits, ensuring that those benefits continue and taking action if benefits are stopped. One topic that can relate to all of these categories of interest is the capacity of a disabled person to perform some form of work. Those who can engage in "substantial gainful activity" may not qualify for disability benefits, but those who can do limited work or who may go back to work while receiving benefits may be subject to different rules.

What does "substantial gainful activity" mean?

According to the definition of disability provided by the Social Security Administration, a person may be deemed disabled and therefore potentially eligible for disability benefits if they are unable to do "substantial gainful activity" because of a physical or mental impairment that will end in their death or will last for at least a year. There are many confusing terms in this definition that may cause North Carolina residents to pause and evaluate if they meet the Social Security Administration's definition. It is important to understand what "substantial gainful activity" means.

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