While the Social Security Administration begins the process to determine disability, it is, in fact, a state agency called Disability Determination Services that makes the final decision in determining who is considered legally disabled. Even in the event that you find a job and are able to work for an extended period of time, you may be eligible to get a “expedited reinstatement” to your benefits should something happen and your disability render you unable to work. In this ongoing effort the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced in February 2010, that the agency is adding 38 more conditions to its list of Compassionate Allowances conditions.
If the result had been 12 or less but greater than zero, then I would have the amount equal to my SS benefits subtracted from my retirement for the number of months equal to that number between zero and 12. Social Security Disability is not a welfare program; these benefits are paid for by you and were intended to act as a financial buffer in case you or a family member became seriously ill or injured.
A Social Security lawyer can help you if you’re planning to file for disability benefits. In the US, as per several reports, there are nearly 5 million widows who receive benefits from Social Security programs. If the widow remarries after age 60, the remarriage will not affect survivor benefits.
You can get the request for waiver form from your local social security office, then complete it and return to SSA. However, this is not considered full retirement age by the SSA, and if you elect to begin collecting benefits at this age, your monthly checks will be reduced from the amount to which you would otherwise be entitled, by roughly 20 percent.
Since there is no additional testimony, and very little additional medical evidence can be supplied, these two levels of review are helpful in only a small percentage of claims. Although meeting a listing can improve your disability claim, its worth noting that failing to meet the criteria under the listing does not necessarily result in the denial of your autism disability claim.