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Unread 11-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #1
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Is anyone familiar with the law regarding partial disability? (I tried looking up sites and get a lot of governmental gobbly gook that is hard to understand.).

Right now, I'm barely bringing in enough money to pay my bills, and every time there is a migraine breakthrough crisis, more work is lost. I don't want to quit working. Working gives me a sense of some normality in this mess, but its just not cutting it. I wondered if anyone has gotten part time disability, and if so, how they went about it.

Also, if someone is on disability, does that reduce your social security benefits? (spent all my life's savings on medical care and insurance premiums).

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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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If you are suffering from migraines, you should be currently treating with a neurologist that specializes in headaches/migraines only! You must have medical documentations and ongoing medical treatment when seeking SSD benefits.
This is important when seeking permanent or temporary SSDI benefits.

Another thing you should be aware of is...
Social security may pay nothing for a person who has a partial disability, unless that disability is deemed severe enough to adversely impact the ability to function. Your medical records must back this up.

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Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

In contrast to the SSA's Permanent Partial Disability benefits, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits typically are retroactive to one week from the date you were last able to work and may last indefinitely.

Total disability is a complete restriction from all work, based on the opinion of a physician.

TTD benefits are also based on a percentage of average weekly wages but are paid at an injured worker's full wage rate.

After week 104 of receiving TTD benefits, you may have an impairment rating evaluation (IRE). If a physician determines at the IRE that you have reached maximum medical improvement and you are not more than 50 percent disabled, your status can be changed to Permanent Partial Disability.

http://www.disabled-world.com/disabi...nt-partial.php




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If you are suffering from migraines, you should be currently treating with a neurologist that specializes in headaches/migraines only! You must have medical documentations and ongoing medical treatment when seeking SSD benefits.
This is important when seeking permanent or temporary SSDI benefits.

Another thing you should be aware of is...
Social security may pay nothing for a person who has a partial disability, unless that disability is deemed severe enough to adversely impact the ability to function. Your medical records must back this up.

================

Temporary Total Disability (TTD)

In contrast to the SSA's Permanent Partial Disability benefits, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits typically are retroactive to one week from the date you were last able to work and may last indefinitely.

Total disability is a complete restriction from all work, based on the opinion of a physician.

TTD benefits are also based on a percentage of average weekly wages but are paid at an injured worker's full wage rate.

After week 104 of receiving TTD benefits, you may have an impairment rating evaluation (IRE). If a physician determines at the IRE that you have reached maximum medical improvement and you are not more than 50 percent disabled, your status can be changed to Permanent Partial Disability.

http://www.disabled-world.com/disabi...nt-partial.php




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Contrary to the web site, you will not find the terms TTD or PPD in any Social Security publication or regulation. Here is a link to the definition of disability for Social Security http://www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dqualify4.htm


I think the terms TTD and PPD reference worker's comp decisions, but the original poster did not mention any on the job injury.

And the Social Security Disability benefits are based on the same contributions as Retirement Social Security. It is a bottomless pit that never runs out. Well, at least not under current law. Who knows about the future. So being entitled to SSDI does not reduce retirement (age 62) benefits.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 01:13 AM   #4
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So long as you're making under the current SGA (Significant Gainful Activity) level, which is currently $1010 for 2012, you may be eligible for SSDI. If your employment and medical records show that you have been forced to reduce your hours due to your disability, you may be able to qualify.

http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/res...-ssdi-benefits

Be careful not to lower your benefits by waiting too long to apply if your health continues to decline, if you were making better money and working longer hours in the past few years. In fact, should you decide to file, research the rules for the Onset Date you'll claim.

Factors such as your age, education, and the severity of your disability will all play a role in SS's decision. It is a complex medical legal evaluation.

You will want to discuss with your docs if they would be supportive of your SSDI application.
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