Tag Archives: substantial gainful activity

Congestive heart failure and SSDI denial because income is too high?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. I just received a letter from the SSA stating that I am not disabled because I am making too much money. I am confused. I was going to quit working when I started receiving benefits. They never even reviewed my medical records. Can you tell me what’s going on? How can they say I am not disabled? I can barely walk.”

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Receiving SSDI but I want to do part-time work is this possible?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been receiving SSDI benefits for three years. While I know I don’t have the physical capacity to work full-time, I do feel like I could so some  part-time work. Can I do part-time work or will I jeopardize my SSDI benefits?”

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Disability fraud should I report my friend to the SSA?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have a friend who started receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits two years ago for a back injury. Since then she has started an internet company which (according to her) is doing very well. I have also seen do yard work for days on end. What’s worse is she brags about how she is gaming the system and getting away with it. I know there are thousands of SSDI applicants who get denied each year. I am wondering if I should report her?”

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How can I expedite my SSDI claim?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have been out of work for twenty-four months. All of my money is gone, and my family is no longer able to help me. Unfortunately, without help I will be homeless in a month. The SSA just requested that I attend a consultative examination. What’s the hold up? Is there a way to expedite the disability evaluation process and get my SSDI claim immediately approved?”

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