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January 27, 2009 by Guest

i have lupus and still try to work 10 a week sometimes i get so depress cuz i cannot get up by myslef and need help to groom myself im seekinghelp from others who have this same sickness and wants to share there advice

Lupus support

January 28, 2009 by David Luhman

Hi, This site is is good for Social Security issues, but is not a good source of information on Lupus.

You may want to check out these or other resources :


February 25, 2009 by Guest

My son has Klein Levin Syndrome and he
could sure use some benefits. How do I get an
application for SS Disability?

Disability benefits for children

February 25, 2009 by David Luhman

Here is a good starting point for children with disabilities :

Working while disabled

February 26, 2009 by Guest

I am disabled and I found a part time job that I may be able to do for a while. It pays $10.00 an hour for about 15 hours a week. The company will send me a 1099 at the end of the year. What am I allowed to make a month or a year without it effecting my SSD? What do I need to do if I am able to work this job? I am getting conflicting stories about how much I can make a month. I have been told anywhere from $750.00 to $980.00. Do they go by the month or by the year or if you make up to a certian amount anytime during the year?

How your earnings affect your Social Security benefits

February 26, 2009 by David Luhman

Here is an excerpt from Working While Disabled :

Trial work period - The trial work period allows you to test your ability to work for at least nine months. During your trial work period, you will receive your full Social Security benefits regardless of how much you are earning as long as you report your work activity and you continue to have a disabling impairment. In 2009, a trial work month is any month in which your total earnings are $700 or more, or, if you are self-employed, you earn more than $700 (after expenses) or spend more than 80 hours in your own business. The trial work period continues until you have worked nine months within a 60-month period.

Extended period of eligibility - After your trial work period, you have 36 months during which you can work and still receive benefits for any month your earnings are not “substantial.” In 2009, earnings of $980 or more ($1,640 if you are blind) are considered substantial. No new application or disability decision is needed for you to receive a Social Security disability benefit during this period.


February 27, 2009 by Guest

My church whants to help me whith a money for housing. Will that affect my benefits?

Benefits and housing

February 27, 2009 by David Luhman

You may wish to see this reference :

recieve rent and my disability

March 11, 2009 by Guest

my mother is on disability and has a rent house if she rents it does she have to claim it and will it effect her check each month

Rental and Social Security disability benefits

March 11, 2009 by David Luhman

This depends on if she is on SSDI or SSI.

The Social Security Administration is responsible for two major programs that provide benefits based on disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on prior work under Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under SSI, payments are made on the basis of financial need.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is financed with Social Security taxes paid by workers, employers, and self-employed persons.

Note that SSDI payments may be reduced by worker's compensations. See this page (which does not reference rental income) for details :

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program financed through general revenues. SSI disability benefits are payable to folks with limited income and resources. SSI benefits will most likely be reduced due to income from other sources.

Child Support owed before being approved before receiving disabi

May 7, 2009 by Guest

I was recently approved for Social Security Disability payments. I owe child support from 2000, will they deduct this amount from my check before I receive my backpay from when I was approved?

thomas b

May 9, 2009 by tommy53d

I don't owe any child support

250.00 check

May 11, 2009 by lovinarainey

WIll tanf mebers and gau mebers be gettting the one time check>?

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and stimulus payment

May 11, 2009 by David Luhman

I have not seen any indication that TANF nor GAU recipients will receive the $250 stimulus payment.

Disability at age 62

May 23, 2009 by Guest

Is it possible to get disability benefits at or after age 62?

Disability payments "converted" into retirement benefits

May 23, 2009 by David Luhman

Yes, this should be possible. If you cannot work because of health problems, you should consider applying for Social Security disability benefits. The amount of the disability benefit is the same as a full, unreduced retirement benefit. If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, those benefits will be converted to retirement benefits.

Note the full retirement age for someone born 1943-1954 is 66 years old.

Is it one or the other that you can collect

November 30, 2009 by Guest

Can you collect Social Security Retirement , and Social Security Disability at the same time. I am already 65 years old.

Disability benefits converted into retirement benefits

November 30, 2009 by David Luhman

If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits, but the amount remains the same.

will marriage effect a mans own retirement benefits

November 30, 2009 by Guest

My social security disability has now been converted over to retirement benefits ( I am 66 years old). I want to get remarried but I need to know if my social security retirement will end if i get remarried? She still works...will her income after marriage effect the benefits I am recieveing now?

Effect of marriage on Social Security benefits

December 1, 2009 by David Luhman

There are several aspects of marriage that may affect Social Security benefits. It's best to seek individual counseling on this.

For example, depending on her age and previous marital status, she may be eligible for survivor benefits from a previous marriage that may "disappear" upon remarriage. In general, you cannot receive survivors benefits if you remarry before the age of 60 unless the latter marriage ends, whether by death, divorce, or annulment.

As far as your retirement benefits, if a husband and wife retire, each receives his or her own benefit amount. Social Security imposes no "marriage penalty" when two members of a couple are each entitled on their own earnings record.

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