Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have submitted my Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application and I was told that it had been sent to the Disability Determinations Service office (DDS). What does this mean and when can I expect a disability decision?”
Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have been assigned as my niece’s representative payee for Social Security Disability benefits. I know there are high fines and penalties for committing disability fraud. How do I ensure I use her funds correctly?”
Recently a disability applicant asked, “I have a disability hearing scheduled next month. I am really nervous. Who will I be at my hearing and do what should I do to prepare?”
Recently on our disability forum a spouse asked, “My husband filed for SSDI benefits for a congenital heart condition but after waiting two years he died before the hearing. I was wondering what will happen now to his claim? Are we out of luck after the SSDI applicant dies or can I continue with the claim and receive benefits as his surviving spouse?”
Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I am disabled and unable to work. I was in a serious car accident and the doctor says I will not ever be able to walk again. I talked to the Social Security Administration (SSA), but I am confused about what type of disability benefits I might qualify to receive. Can you help me? What is the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?