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Answering All Your SSD Questions

How much can I expect to receive in benefits?
The Social Security Administration calculates your benefits based on your average current monthly earnings. You can get a copy of your earning record and estimated Social Security Disability benefits by contacting the SSA offices in your area.

I’m receiving other benefits because of my disability. Does this prevent me from receiving Social Security Disability benefits?
Not necessarily, but your SSD benefits can be reduced if you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits or benefits from certain federal, state, local government, civil service or military disability programs.

What can cause my benefits to stop?
If your work situation has changed “substantially” (meaning you receive more than what Social Security deems substantial gainful employment) or your condition has improved to the point that you are no longer considered disabled.

What if my claim is denied?
Social Security has time limits at each level in which to appeal. If you have been denied, you should promptly appear the decision.

How do I apply for benefits?
You can apply at any Social Security office in your area or it can be done by mail or phone. This should be done as soon as you become disabled.

When do benefits begin?
It varies depending on the type of claim you have, when your claim was filed and when your claim was approved.

Contact O’Malley Tunstall PLLC

If you have questions, our SSD attorneys have the knowledge and insight to provide you the answers you need. Send us an email or call 252-823-2266 or 919-277-0150. You can also reach us toll free at 800-755-1987.

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