Six Easy Answers to Tough Questions About SSD or SSI:

Q: What if my claim is Denied, should I appeal?

A: You have 60 days after receiving your letter to request a Reconsideration of your case. Many claims, initially denied are later awarded benefits.

Q: What is the most common mistake made by applicants?

A: The most common error is failing to appeal.

Q: What's the age limit, or am I too young?

A: You can be found to be disabled at any age by Social Security. But, after 50 and 55, the rules change, to your advantage, making it easier to qualify!

Q: How long can I expect to receive SSD or SSI benefits?

A: You'll receive benefits tentatively until you reach full retirement age ... or until you're fit to return to work on a fulltime and sustained basis.

Q: What if I have other income - can I still get SSD?

A: Yes. In fact, there is no limit to the amount of other income you may have, as long as it does not come from work related activity.

Q: How much money can I expect to receive in SSD or SSI benefits?

A: The amount varies, depending on your prior earnings. But, you can expect an amount in the neighborhood of between $500 and $2,000 per month, or more.