Social Security Disability

May 17, 2024

Social Security Disability Rules after Age 60 — How They Work?

When individuals reach the age of 60, especially those facing health issues or disabilities impacting their ability to work, opt for early retirement. The idea of stepping back from decades of employment, embarking on long-awaited adventures, and spending quality time with loved ones holds much more appeal than continuing in a diminished capacity at work. However, from the standpoint of benefits, opting for early retirement may not be the most advantageous approach. While the allure of early retirement is understandable, it’s advisable to be aware of the Social Security disability rules after age 60.   Get the Most of Your Social Security Benefits by Staying Employed Early retirement at 62 does sound tempting. Nevertheless, avoiding early retirement is recommended to receive the highest benefit possible. Choosing this option automatically reduces the Social Security benefits you could get based on the number of months before your full retirement age. Early retirement […]
April 6, 2021

Manage Your Social Security Benefits Online

Did You Know You Can Manage Your Social Security Benefits Online? With a free my Social Security account, you can take advantage of many convenient and secure services online, at Whether at home or on the go, you can use this account to complete most Social Security business online, without calling or requesting an appointment.
February 16, 2021

Can I Work While On Social Security Disability?

If you’re looking into applying for Social Security Disability, it can feel overwhelming and you may find yourself with a lot of questions. “What will the judge ask at my disability hearing?” is one that we hear often, and answered in a previous blog. There’s one more very common question we hear, and we’d like to take the time to answer that question for you today.
April 13, 2020

My Social Security Disability Application Was Approved. Do I Need to Do Anything Else?

If your household has been scrambling to make ends meet after an illness or injury puts you, or a loved one out of work, having your SSDI application approved can feel like a real victory. While a Social Security Disability approval can help you bridge the gap between treatment for your disability and when you can return to work, there are some obligations that you will have to the Social Security Administration that you’ll need to keep in mind. Some problems can occur even after your disability application was approved, and taking just a couple of steps can help you to avoid them.
October 23, 2018

Is Social Security Disability Back Pay Taxable?

  Most applications for Social Security Disability benefits are not immediately approved, and applicants may wait for two years for a final decision. Even after approval, the backlog of cases in nearly every local Social Security Administration office means that some recipients don’t receive their first payments until months or even a year after approval. The upside to this unfortunate reality is that Social Security Disability benefits include back pay for most or all of that time spent waiting, in the form of a single lump sum. This sum can be substantial, depending on the amount of benefits approved. Individuals who have received ‘lump sum payments’ in other situations have been dismayed to learn that their payments were taxed at a higher rate than they expected, or threw off their ‘Annual Income’ for the year and raised their tax bracket. This may make the prospect of receiving a similar lump […]
July 30, 2018

Can You Receive Social Security Disability for Hearing Loss?

When most people think of Social Security Disability, they generally picture people who fall into one of two categories: adults who are no longer able to work due to a sudden disabling injury or illness or people disabled at birth or in early childhood or young adulthood However, there is a third category of people who may be eligible for Social Security Disability — those who suffer from a progressive disability that only gradually removes their ability to work. Hearing loss is not always disabling, but in some cases previously-hearing people have lost the ability to maintain employment as their hearing loss worsens. People suffering from disabling hearing loss may qualify for Social Security Disability payments to help make ends meet.
December 14, 2017

Steps To Take When You’re Waiting on Your Social Security Disability Claim

Waiting on your Social Security Disability claim can seem endless. The average wait time nationally is two years. Those who applied for SS Disability after becoming disabled through illness or injury are left feeling like they’re underwater, with a lifeguard telling them to just wait two years for help to arrive. There are a few steps you can take that may speed up the process (or at least make things a little less difficult) while waiting on the outcome of your Social Security Disability claim. Let’s take a look:
September 14, 2017

Can Social Security Disability Benefits Be Garnished?

If you have been paying child support and become injured or disabled and unable to work, you may be facing a future where Social Security Disability is either your primary or even sole source of income. When you have child support or alimony obligations, this can add a new weight of worry onto your mind — can Social Security Disability benefits be garnished to pay child support? What does this mean for your household income moving forward? Can you work with the child’s other parent through mediation or even in court to modify your child support obligations based on your new SSI or SSDI income? Let’s take a closer look.