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What does SSI stand for?

Suplemental Security Incom

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What does SSDI stand for?

Social Security Disability Insurance

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Eligibility for SSI
How long must you have worked?

Don't have to have worked.
It's a program based on needs.
For people with limited income

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What age do you have to have to get benefits for SSI?

65 or older

5

What kind of medical care do you get on SSI?

Medicaid

6

How much do you get on SSI?

Max $600

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Who is eligible for
SSDI?

People who had worked

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How long must you have worked to get SSDI?

at least 40 quarters. (10 years) if you are older tan 35

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What are the benefits for SSDI?

A monthly payment based on what you made. If it is too low you can apply for SSI too.

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What kind of medical care do you get for SSDI?

Medicare

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What does SGA stands for?

Substantial Gainful Activity

12

To get disability your monthly earnigs mustbe less tan?

$900

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What do you have to do to apply for Disabilities?

meet the requirements of an impairment on the listing

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If you prove your impairment is equivalent to the one on the listing, do you get benefits?

yes

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What is the process to get Disability?

Initial Application – online, phone, in person
Reconsideration – by mail
Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge – on the record/in person
Appeal to Appeals Council or Federal Court

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How long does it take to apply for a hearing?

13 months

17

How many places are there to hear SS cases in Houston?

2

18

Does everybody get benefits?

90%a denied

19

Do you need one?
to apply for SSI?

no

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Should you get one?
you get a lawyer to apply for SSI?

yes

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Are Lawyers allowed to charge for helping to apply for SSI?

no. The SS pays them 25% of whatclient gets or $6000, whichever is less.

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Are you required to be licensed to represent a person apply for SSI?

no