Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “My husband applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) two years ago. Somehow the SSA convinced him to say that his disability started later than it really did. Now he has lost all of his back pay. I am confused about the process and don’t really understand what his established onset date for his disability really means?”
Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been sick with Lupus for the last 15 years, but I was not diagnoses until recently. I tried to apply for SSDI but they have told me that my work credits have expired. How is this possible if I worked for 20 years before I got sick?”
If you have considered applying for SSDI benefits and you have done much research you will have discovered that you do not qualify for SSDI benefits if you perform work that is defined as substantial gainful activity (SGA). Currently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this level of work as earning $1,090 or more a month from working, or $1,820 for blind people.
Recently on our disability forum a disability applicant asked the following question, “I received notice from the SSA that my disability application had been denied. They mentioned that I could do other work, specifically light work. I am not sure what this means or how to challenge the denial. Can you help?”