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Social Security Disability – SSD

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Can I still work if I receive Social Security Disability benefits?

Social Security Disability Benefits

Yes. You can still work even if you have been found disabled by Social Security and still receive your Social Security disability benefits. However, there is a cap on how much you can earn and still be eligible to receive your disability benefits. For 2022, you can earn $1,350 per month ($2,260 if you are blind) and still be eligible to receive your disability benefits. Social Security considers this level of earning substantial gainful activity (SGA). This amount is adjusted by Social Security annually. You should keep in mind that the Social Security Administration can bring your disability case up for...

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How long does it take to get a hearing date for Social Security or family law matters?

Social Security or Family Law

I have clients ask me all the time, when will my hearing be or how long will it take to get a hearing date? When it comes to Social Security or family law matters, the answer is…it depends.   All courts have different ways of setting hearings. Some counties have more judges than other counties have. Some courts have more cases than other courts have. Some judges only set hearings on certain days of the week. Some courts have more court reporters available for hearings that have to be on the record than other courts do. When there is more than one...

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Do you Qualify for Social Security Disability and How to Apply for it?

Social Security Disability

If you believe you are disabled, and not capable of working for a period of at least 12 months, then you are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. To apply for disability benefits, you can either apply online at ssa.gov or you can call in the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. You may also apply in person at your local Social Security office. What Information Do I Need in Order to Apply for Social Security Disability? To apply for Social Security Disability benefits you will need to be prepared to answer questions regarding the following topics: • Basic information about you (name,...

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Found Disabled by Social Security in Mississippi If I Can Work Part-Time?

Disabled by Social Security in Mississippi

Yes.  In order to be found disabled by Social Security in Mississippi, you must meet the physical or mental requirements for disability as well as be incapable of performing work at the substantial gainful activity level (SGA). For 2021, the SGA level is $1,310 per month. This means that you can earn under $1,310 per month and be capable of being found disabled by Social Security if you meet the physical or mental requirements for disability. You must be found by Social Security to not be physically or mentally capable of earning more than $1,310 per month. In other words,...

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Don’t Apply For SSD During Your Mississippi Workers Comp

Apply Social Security Disability Workers Comp

Do not apply for Social Security Disability when you are in the middle of a Mississippi Worker’s compensation case In 20 years of practicing injury law in Mississippi, I have seen thousands of workers’ compensation cases come through our doors here at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A.  There is a common theme to these cases:  whether you are from Jackson, Gulfport, Meridian, Port Gibson, Grenada, Tupelo, the delta or the gulf coast, when you get hurt on the job in Mississippi you are going to suffer financially.  Unfortunately, our political climate is often driven by money from big corporations which causes the...

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Summons by Publication in Mississippi

Notice

You may have seen legal notices in your local Mississippi newspaper before, but what happens when there is no newspaper in your Hinds, Rankin, Madison or other county area?  Where do you go to find legal notices when there is no newspaper?   There are different rules for different types of legal notices in the state of Mississippi. I will address the 2 most common legal notices below.   Sometimes a person is sued but they cannot be located to be personally served. For example, you have experienced a personal injury in Mississippi such as a slip and fall at a business or someone’s property...

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SSD & Medical Treatment Continuation

Treatment

Social Security Disability Cases & Medical Continuation in Mississippi. In order to be eligible for social security disability benefits in the state of Mississippi, you must prove that you have a disability that keeps you from working at a substantial gainful activity level for a period of at least 12 months. The disability must have lasted or be expected to last at least 12 months.   Most of the clients I have assisted at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have usually already been unable to work for at least 12 months by the time they apply for social security disability. Many have had previous...

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Do I Have to Set Up a Guardianship for Settlement

guardianship

Do I have to set up a guardianship for settlement of my child's case? Yes.   In Mississippi, an individual is considered a minor until they are 21 years old.  A guardianship is required to be set up when a minor is involved in an accident, is to receive funds due to a parent’s wrongful death, or many other circumstances when a lawsuit is going to be filed or a case is going to be settled and the minor will receive funds. The purpose of the guardianship is to protect the minor’s funds from others until they turn 21 and can decide how they...

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How long does it take to get a Social Security Disability hearing?

Hearing

Many times I get asked, "how long does it take to get a hearing on my Social Security Disability case?" Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability process can be a long one.  There are generally 3 steps in the process to get Social Security Disability: 1-Application (you can do this in person at your local Social Security office, online at ssa.gov or by phone with your local social security office) 2-Request for Reconsideration-this is the first appeal if you receive a denial letter on your initial application 3-Request for Hearing-this is the second appeal, if you receive a denial letter on the request for reconsideration. ...

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