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Date of Last Insured (DLI)

Your Date of Last Insured (DLI) is important to know because of your disability onset date, or in other words the date you reported that you were disabled. That is, you were not able to maintain the amount for Substantial Gainful Activity or SGA anymore. (See my prior post on what SGA is).

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Work History Report

Have you finally reached the point where you are mentally and physically unable to perform regular duties in your job, including some cases where an employer has even made accommodations for you, and you are still unable to perform the regular duties of your job?

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Facing Retirement with A Disabled Adult or Minor Child

So you are facing retirement age and you want to apply for Social Security, but have some idea that benefits may be available for your son or daughter who is disabled. If your disabled child is a minor, under the age of 18, he or she qualifies for benefits disabled or not.

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Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

Social Security will send you a form called a Function Report, after you file your Application for disability benefits. In this form you explain what you can do, what you have trouble doing and lastly what you can't do anymore.

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What is SGA anyway?

In order to be eligible for benefits you must be unable to work. The Social Security Administration supposes that if you're not able to work, you're not engaging in what's called Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA).

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Ticket to Work

The Social Security Administration has a program, called Ticket to Work. It supports those ages 18-64 who want to work, and who also receive Social Security disability benefits, SSDI or SSI.

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Social Security Disability Hearings and The Corona Virus

The Social Security Administration has posted that starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 their offices will be closed for in-person services, to protect citizens and those at especially at risk for CV-19. Their services are still available online as usual.

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