Tag Archives: work credits

SSDI auxiliary benefits what are they and do my children qualify?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI). I understand that if I have children they might, under specific circumstances, also qualify for benefits. Can you tell me more about SSDI auxiliary benefits and whether my kids can receive them?”

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Broken back why can’t I get the benefits I deserve?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I broke my back on the job when a large beam fell from a crane. I applied for workers’ compensation which I am currently receiving. I then tried to apply for SSDI benefits, but I was told that I did not qualify. Something about insufficient work credits. Can you help me understand why I was denied and what options I have to receive the benefits I think I deserve?”

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Workers compensation refusing to pay. Can I get SSDI?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was injured at work. My company is refusing to pay workers compensation for the injury because they said that my negligent actions- horseplay with another employee- negated their legal obligations. I am going to challenge the denial, but if I lose can I still apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?”

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Personal injury what do I do now?

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I was paralyzed in a car accident. My doctor says that I will never walk again or regain functionality in my hands. I was a nurse prior to the personal injury, but I know that I will not be able to go back to work. What steps should I take now? I know I will get a personal injury settlement from the at fault driver, but I am also wondering whether I can also get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for my injuries?”

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Long-term disability what are my options?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Given the complexity of treatment and the likelihood that I will miss a lot of days at work doing chemotherapy, I am wondering if I should just quit work and apply for disability benefits. I know I might qualify for disability benefits through the SSA but I am wondering if there are any other long-term disability benefit options?”

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