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When you become disabled and can no longer work to support yourself, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unfortunately, myths and misinformation surrounding the application process could compromise your claim, such as waiting a certain period to apply. You must apply as soon as possible for your best chance at benefits as soon as you learn about your disability. 

Social Security Wait Times Highest in Over a Decade

There are several reasons why you should not wait to apply for disability benefits. Most importantly, wait times are near an all-time high due to a significant staffing shortage and a growing claims backlog. As of December 2022, the average time for a decision from Social Security is seven months – the longest in 14 years.

When you become disabled and can no longer work to support yourself, it could be a tremendous stressor for you and your family. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits are available for millions of Americans to rely on for vital financial relief.

However, there are different kinds of Social Security benefits, and the qualifications for each vary. To determine which benefits are right for you, speak with a skilled Boston Social Security Disability attorney, who will walk you through your options and handle the claims process every step of the way.

At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, we receive many Social Security questions, with one in particular that is most frequent: what is the difference between two of the most common SSA programs, Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? 

Is it possible to work while still receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in Boston? What about working in the year before you obtain benefits?suittie

The technical answer is yes, but it can be a thorny road if you don’t first consult with an attorney. That’s because the whole premise of SSDI is that you are too injured or ill to work. If you simply take a job or continue working without first determining what this will mean for your benefits, you could run into trouble and risk either:

  • A) Not being awarded benefits in the first place;
  • B) Losing the benefits you have.

Each individual situation is going to be different, and that’s why it’s important to discuss your options with a lawyer.  Continue reading

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