Social Security Disability application asked me if I am receiving public disability benefit and Im wondering if WEA Trust LTD is a public disability benefit?
WEA Trust LTD is private, long-term disability insurance you receive through your employment through a Wisconsin school district that has a group LTD plan with WEA Trust. It is not a public disability benefit.
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No. The Social Security Administration only pays disability benefits if they determine you have a qualifying condition, are completely disabled, and are expected to remain disabled for at least one year. If you are capable of working or engaging in "substantial gainful activity" (SGA) regardless of …whether you receive income for your efforts, you will not be approved for SSDI benefits. In addition, you -- or, under certain circumstances, a parent or spouse -- have to have made sufficient quarterly contributions to the Social Security fund before you become eligible to Social Security benefits. Some government programs, such as those for disabled military veterans, may pay a monthly stipend if you are partially disabled or have a non-disabling condition that has been linked to your military service (for example, Vietnam Veterans who have diabetes and were potentially exposed to Agent Orange automatically qualify for partial disability). (MORE)
You will have to pay taxes on your benefits, and any other income you have. And unless you have money taken out of your benefit checks for tax purposes, (which you wouldn't because they don't normally tax them) you get hit with a huge tax bill in April. It is a bad financial move to get married whil…e receiving Social Security Disability insurance. You will not be taxed if your combined income is $34,000.00 per year or less. If the combined is more, your Social Security Disability Income can be taxed up to 10% of your yearly earnings. (MORE)
If you are receiving unemployment benefits and then start receiving Social Security Disability Benefits can you still collect unemployment?
The reasoning behind the Disability Benefits program, is to grant a monthly check to those people who are "no longer able" to perform the duties required to hold their job, or work due to some medical issue. But Unemployment Benefits should be paid when a person finds themselves without a job, but s…till "perfectly able" to work if they could only find a job. The process seems to work so the person receiving the unemployment benefits must be actively seeking work. So, paying both benefits to the same person wouldn't seem reasonable, they are at odds, one paying because you can't "do the" work another paying because you can't "find" work. . Another Answer: Yes, you can get both at the same time. This is a very confusing issue. But as explained above, the two are different types of income, and neither one is "wages", and that is what makes it so that one does not affect the other by definition. It seems counter-intuitive, but the bottom line is that neither Unemployment Compensation nor Social Security Disability Income affects the other. You can get both at the same time. Unemployment compensation is not earnings or wages, you are not receiving it for being an employee or having employment. SSDI income is also not work. You do have to report the income on taxes at the end of the year, but it is not wages, so you do not have to report it as work to the Unemployment office. One way to think of it is, if it is listed on a W2, then it is work. If it is taxable income but not work, it will be on the W9. The US Government definition of earned wages for disability purposes is: "For purposes of determining whether Social Security benefits are payable, a person's earnings for a taxable year are the sum of pay for services as an employee plus all net earnings from self-employment (minus any net loss from self-employment) for that year." For unemployment benefits, even though you received SSDI, that is not earned wages, and you were available to work. You just were unable to find a job that you could do with your particular disability. But you were available and you were actively seeking employment that you would be able to do with the disability. The disability rules about allowable amounts of wages that one can earn in a trial period without affecting benefits does not come into play. Unemployment benefits are not wages. See the related links section below for links to this information at the US Government Social Security site Check your state in the Related Link below for more information. (MORE)
United States In the United States, the Social Security Administration is responsible for federal disability benefits as well as retirement and survivors' benefits, Supplemental Security Income, and several other related social programs. There are 2 federal programs under the U.S. Social Secur…ity Administration that are designed to provide disability benefits to injured/disabled workers or individuals with little income and few resources. The first is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the second is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Persons with disabilities may apply to either depending on their qualifications, so as to receive monthly financial assistance to help make ends meet while they are unable to work for a living or if they totally have no means of earning. United Kingdom The department of health and social security is now called the department for work and pensions and whatever benefits you receive are paid from one of their offices albeit that income support and job seekers and most other benefits are granted and sent out from offices here in England your disability living allowance comes from Belfast from the dla office based there and although your DLA is indeed a state benefit it is not what you would call social security benefits which are there for you to live on and DLA is not for you to live on but there for your quality of life and therefore does not come under the same section in the benefits office. (MORE)
Disability benefits are through the Social Security Administration. You can contact their local office or visit their website.
I do. I have received disability since 2005 and just started 2010 drawing my portion of my x's retirement. I didn't receive enough in disability to file a return but now with the other it put me over, so I will have to.
No. You can't get SSA's disability benefits unless you can prove you can't work, which would make you ineligible for the state's unemployment benefit.
Well first you need to apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. You can apply at your local SSA office or by calling the 1-800 number.
For the disability income insurance run by the Social Security Administration, the elimination period is five months. Source : Insurance Producer
If you receive disability from your job and recently after 3 years received social security disability can your long term disability take your back money and decrease your monthly benefit?
No.. Edited to change answer to YES!. If I understand you correctly, you are receiving LTD from an Insurance Policy you had through your Employer or bought yourself. Right?. And you were just approved for Social Security and received your backpay - from the time you filed to the time you were awa…rded. Right?. And now your LTD Company is asking for most of that money and have now decreased your monthly benefit by the amount of your Social Security check. Right?. This is all VERY LEGAL AND NORMAL!. Your LTD company pays you a certain amount - mine pays me 60% of my pre-tax income.. Let's just say that is $1,000 (it isn't). And they have been paying you that $1,000 for 3 years.. Now, Social Security is going to pay you $700 a month. And they gave you backpay for the past 2 years.. Then your LTD company is going to start paying you only $300 a month - $1,000 minus $700 SS Check. You will NEVER receive Social Security Disability of $700 PLUS your $1,000 LTD check. I would assume you would see why this wouldn't happen, right?. And your LTD is also entitled to their $700 a month for those 2 years that Social Security paid you for backpay. So you will owe them $16,800 ($700 x 24 months). So the original answer of NO is wrong. If this is the scenerio you are presenting anyway. (MORE)
SS retirement benefits ARE taxable - SS disability benefits MAY be taxable depending upon circumstances. See the Related Link below.
Typically, a disabled worker may expect to receive $1,067 in disability payments every month. However, if the claimant has a spouse and a child, the average monthly social security benefits may increase up to $1,813. Monthly SSI benefits are lower and single beneficiaries may receive $674 monthly bu…t for couples, the payment may increase to $1,011. In 2010, the maximum individual benefit is $2,346 , which assumes 35 working years paying the maximum FICA contribution. A disabled person with a family can receive a maximum family benefit for a qualifying spouse and children of $4,222.80. These numbers are unrealistic for most people, however. In 2010, the average disability benefit is $1,065.90 . The average payment for qualifying minor dependents is $317.10 each, terminating the month before the child turns 18 (or 19 if still in high school). Under certain circumstances, the spouse of a disabled individual may also collect a small monthly stipend, averaging about $286.70 per month. The family maximum is 150-180% of the disabled worker's benefit. (MORE)
can I receive money for my children if their father is on disablity? we are separated
The disability has to be 'approved' by a panel of people, one or several of which could be medical doctors. Just because you or your employer have a 'plan' that includes disability payments doesn't mean that payments are automatically given for an injury. There is most likely a time limit imposed fo…r such payments. (MORE)
Can you receive Social Security benefits when you retire if you already receive veteran disability benefits?
Yes, if you have the right number of quarters in and are at least 65 or blind or disables.
Yes, check with your local office for the limits as they are different in each state and or country. There are limits to your earnings before the earnings effect your benifits.
No, Social Security benefits continue unless you reenter the workforce and engage in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA), which translates to earning more than an average of $1,000 per month for most disabilities or $1,640 per month for blindness. If you remain unemployed or employed below the lev…el of SGA, disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits when you reach full retirement age (for people born before 1943, age 65; for people born between 1943 and 1954, age 66). Your benefit amount will usually remain the same, except for standard cost of living adjustments (COLA), but there will no longer be a limit on the amount of income you can earn. (MORE)
When you are awarded Social Security Disability why do you have to repay a portion of your benefit to the insurance carrier when you paid LTD benefits through your employer with after tax dollars?
There are two circumstances in which you would have to repay benefits once you qualify for Social Security disability benefits: The first is if you own an individual Disability policy that includes a Social Insurance offset benefit. Social Insurance benefits are benefits that the insurance company… pays on a disability claim, but will offset dollar-for-dollar with social security benefits. The second is if someone receiving benefits from a group Disability policy is eligible for social security benefits. Every group policy will have a provision in the contract that explains how benefits will be handled when a claimant is eligible for social security benefits. As much as group policies are great because they are less expensive and usually can be obtained without medical underwriting, the contract itself is not as good. In a sense, you get what you pay for. Most group disability policies will offset dollar-for-dollar with any social security benefits received, including personal and family benefits. In many situations the amount you will receive from the actual disability insurance company will be minimal. More specific to the question being asked - it can take a long time for social security benefits to be approved and paid. Therefore, many times the insurance companies will pay out benefits during months in which a claimant was technically eligible for social security benefits. Once the social security benefits are approved and paid, the claimant will be expected to repay the insurance company for all benefits paid that would otherwise have been offset. A claimant will not be expected to repay benefits for months in which they were not eligible for social security disability benefits. (MORE)
Yes you can attempt to go back to work without losing your benefits. The Social Security Disability department has special rules that help you keep your cash benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work. These rules are called "work incentives" or "employment support" programs. The r…esources available can help with rehabilitation, finding an employer and even assist you in receiving benefits again immediately if you have to stop working again. There is a full section of the SS website devoted to this specifically, which I have added as a related link. If you have been on disability for more than 24 months, you can earn an average of $1,000 per month ($1,640 if legally blind) without the Social Security Administration considering the work "substantial gainful employment" (SGA) and triggering a continuing disability review (CDR). If you earn more than $720 per month, the income counts toward your nine-month trial work period. If you have been on disability for 24 months or less, any work attempt may trigger a CDR, requiring you to demonstrate your disability still prevents you from engaging in full-time work. (MORE)
Because the SSA is very stringent about allowing Social Security Disability benefits, you are most likely to not qualify for unemployment benefits because you have to be able to work, which the SSA had to admit you couldn't.
No, they are protected from creditor judgments under federalstatutes. However, all Social Security benefits awarded to a non custodialparent are subject to garnishment for child support obligations.
2010 and 2011: About one-third of people who receive Social Security Disability benefits pay taxes on their income. Taxes are calculated based on "provisional income" (Adjusted Gross Income + tax-exempt interest + one-half of annual benefit amount). . Single tax payers with provisional income of …less than $25,000 per year, or married, filing jointly with provisional income less than $32,000 per year will not pay tax on their benefits. . Tier 1: Single tax payers with provisional income of $25-34,000 per year, or married, filing jointly with provisional income $32-44,000 per year pay tax on 50% of whichever is less: 50% of Social Security benefits received; or one-half of the difference between provisional income and the applicable base amount. . Tier 2: Single tax payers with provisional income over $34,000 per year, or married, filing jointly with provisional income over $44,000 per year pay tax on 85% of whichever is less: 85% of Social Security benefits received; or one-half of the difference between provisional income and the applicable base amount. . Under most circumstances, people who are married but filing separately, and who reside in the same household as the spouse, pay 85% tax on benefits. (MORE)
Can you receive unemployment benefits and Social Security Disability benefits in Michigan at the same time?
You have to be ready, willing, and able to work full time immediately for unemployment. SSD may allow some forms of work that does not affect your disability. If you met BOTH criteria, then you might be able to.
You may apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. They willthen determine whether or not you are qualified. Just because youare currently out of work certainly does not mean that you arequalified. If you were just working fairly recently, I can tell youthat you will probably be denied.
Can you collect unemployment benefits and Social Security Disability benefits at the same time in Connecticut?
Yes. Modification: You might collect both IF you are physically, mentally able and available according to "Basic Eligibility Requirements" on page 4 of the Related Link below. This would mean the Social Security Disability must not be too severe (and SSD investigators thoroughly check out a cla…imant) (MORE)
Yes, if you own a private Disability insurance policy , the guidelines and benefits are accounted for separately from Social Security benefits. A person can be eligible to receive both benefits. A private Disability policy can have two types of benefits: Base and Social Insurance benefit. Ba…se benefits are payable regardless of Social Security benefits. Social Insurance benefits will offset dollar-for-dollar with any Social Security benefits you are eligible for. You can revert to your original Disability insurance policy, or policy summary to determine whether you have base or Social insurance benefits. You can also contact the insurance company your policy was written through to confirm this information. (MORE)
Yes, and in any other investment, since SSDI is simply accelerated Social Security Benefits you would be entitled to due to your work history and the fact you paid taxes during your working career. The SS administration simply estimates what a disabled person would get at full retirement age had the…y not been disabled and pays the benefit to the disabled person when they qualify as disabled. So, the money is up to the recipient to do with as they please and has nothing to do with checking accounts or savings account or any other assets. SSI benefits, confused with SSDI, is "needs based" and IS affected by a low-income persons assets. (MORE)
Among the requirements for eligibility, you must be ready, willing, and ABLE to start work that you are seeking full time and if you are on Disability benefits, it's implied you are unable to work. . Neither SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance income) nor Unemployment benefits are considere…d "wages" . SSDI allows trial work periods where a certain amount of wages is allowed from actual jobs without affecting the disability benefit amount. But even that still doesn't apply to Unemployment benefits, because they are not wages , either. Since unemployment pays as long as you have not earned over your benefit amount for the reporting period, and since SSDI is not "earnings", then both benefits can be received at the same time without one affecting the other. Unemployment still pays as long as you are able and available to work. People with disabilities can be able to work according to the definition for unemployment benefits. It may take longer to find such a job, but the unemployment rule that you have to be able to work and looking for work to receive benefits will usually not be affected by your disability status and payments, as long as there is some type of job that you can do and you are actively looking for it. Obviously, a disabled person in a coma is not able to work, but many people with disabilities can do some form of work that accommodates their particular disability. See the related question below for more information and links to the SSDI and government sites for definitions, etc. Additional information from Social Security Administration: . Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need. . See also the link below to the Social Security Administration site for more. (MORE)
Only if the retirement disability is not from SSA (e.g., workers' comp or a public disability pension). One can receive Social Security disability and disability payments from other source(s) at the same time. See the Related Link below.
VA disability compensation is not taxable income that you would report on your 1040 income tax return. IF you do not have any other gross worldwide income to be reported on your 1040 income tax return. None of the social security benefits will be taxable income to you and you would NOT be requir…ed to file a federal 1040 income tax return (MORE)
The SSB would ONLY be free of federal income tax when you do NOT have any other worldwide income to be reported on your 1040 income tax return. If you received Social Security benefits in 2009, you need to know whether or not these benefits are taxable. Here are seven facts the Internal Revenue Se…rvice wants you to know about Social Security benefits so you can determine whether or not they are taxable to you. How much -- if any -- of your Social Security benefits are taxable depends on your total income and marital status. Generally, if Social Security benefits were your only income for 2009, your benefits are not taxable and you probably do not need to file a federal income tax return. If you received income from other sources, your benefits will not be taxed unless your modified adjusted gross income is more than the base amount for your filing status. Your taxable benefits and modified adjusted gross income are figured on a worksheet in the Form 1040A or Form 1040 Instruction booklet. You can do the following quick computation to determine whether some of your benefits may be taxable: *.First, add one-half of the total Social Security benefits you received to all your other income, including any tax exempt interest and other exclusions from income. *.Then, compare this total to the base amount for your filing status, if the total is more than your base amount, then some of your benefits may be taxable. From 50% to 85% of your SSB can become taxable income on your 1040 income tax return and would be added to all of your other gross income and taxed at your marginal tax rate. For additional information on the taxability of Social Security benefits, Go to the IRS.gov web site and use the search box for IRS Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits. (MORE)
Can you receive Social Security disability benefits and Social Security retirement benefits at the same time?
No. You can only receive Social Security disability benefits if you are below full retirement age and meet SSA disability severity guidelines. Once you reach retirement age (65 for people born before 1943; 66 for those born in 1943-1954; gradually increasing to 67 for those born in 1960 and later), …your disability benefits automatically convert to retirement benefits at the same base rate. (MORE)
No your social security benefits payments will be issued to you monthly. Unless you happen to qualify for some back payments then you could receive a lump sum to bring you up to the year that you started receiving your SSB amounts.
The social security administration will be the only one that should be able to tell you the amount of the social security disability income amount that you will receive each month. You should be receiving a notice or letter from them with this information. You can try calling 1-800-772-1213 , you c…an use the SSA automated telephone services to get recorded information and conduct some business 24 hours a day. If you cannot handle your business through the SSA automated services, you can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM. and 7 PM. Monday through Friday. (MORE)
For this purpose you will have to apply through the Social Security Administration process. Make sure that you specify that you seek disability, rather than retirement, benefits. You may be able to start the process by going to the SSA gov website SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ONLINE. Alternatively, yo…u can call the Social Security Office closest to you and schedule an initial appointment. It is probably more efficient to complete the forms online, as they are rather extensive. Before you begin, you should assemble information pertaining to your physicians, past employers, and various other categories of material that is enumerated on the website. If you have it at hand before you start the online process, the going will be easier. Therefore, review the website before you plan to complete the application so you can gather the needed information. Once you have made the online submission, Social Security will determine if you have the requisite "credits" or "quarters" paid into the system to qualify for benefits. If you do not, the rest of the process is moot; if you do, it will move forward. Among other things, Social Security will obtain medical records from treating physicians, counselors, hospitals, and others from whom you obtained treatment. This may take some time depending upon the providers' responsiveness. There will likely be a lengthy telephone interview with a caseworker, and in the case of a claimed mental disability, there will likely will also be a psychological examination by an independent practitioner to help determine the issue of disability. Keep in mind that the main determinant to being awarded SSDI is a finding of inability to work at all in any area for which you are suited by knowledge, training, or experience. Therefore, the medical/psychological/employment records will have to support that contention. Unsupported allegations that you make will not, in and of themselves, be enough. If you are awarded SSDI, Social Security may conduct periodic reviews of your condition to determine if you continue to meet the requirements of entitlement. (MORE)
Yes absolutely, my father receives both. Keep in mind that the Government doesn't like giving away money and they WILL send you around in circles for quite some time.
Passive income is NOT a earned income that would be used a part of the income for the earnings tests.
If the debt relates to tax arrearage and/or child support then yes, SSD benefits can be garnished via a court order. SSD cannot be garnished for creditor debt.
Yes. Marriage, by itself, has no impact on whether you can receive disability benefits. If the Social Security Administration determines you are disabled and you (or your spouse) have accumulated an adequate number of work credits, you can receive benefit payments under SSDI (Social Security Disab…ility Insurance) regardless of your marital status, assets or income. If you are found disabled, but you (or your spouse) do not have an adequate number of work credits, you may qualify for SSI (Supplemental Security Income), but only if your income and assets fall below certain thresholds. Some recipients may qualify for both SSDI and SSI, but you are less likely to receive SSI payments if your spouse is working. For more information, see Related Links and Sources, below. (MORE)
I am currently on Long Term Disability and Social Security Disability benefits for a chronic illness. Will I be able to continue receiving these benefits if I decide to get pregnant?
Only if the pregnancy has complications and the doctor recommends bed rest or otherwise decides that you can't work.
What if you are unemployed and are receiving unemployment benefits can you still get social security disability payments?
You don't say where you are - so I'll have to answer as per UK law... I would say no. If you're simply unemployed, but capable of working, you can claim unemployment benefit. If you're on a disability allowance - that means you're incapable of work (and are thus not entitled to unemployment benefit)…. To claim unemployment benefit, you must be actively seeking work. If you're incapable of working, you're not entitled to unemployment benefit ! You cannot meet the criteria of BOTH benefits ! (MORE)
Social Security Disability Benefits are impaired by a conviction for a felony as defined by federal law. Without knowing the details of petty larceny in your state, I don't know if your case is a felony under federal law. The general rule they are applying is that it is a felony if defined as a felo…ny in that jurisdiction, or in a jurisdiction that doesn't classify any crime as a felony, the offense is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year. (NB: the operative word is punishable - not the sentence actually applied, if the offense is punishable by up to 18 months in prison that would be a felony in a jurisdiction that doesn't define felonies even if the judge handed down a 6 month suspended sentence.) If the disability isn't related to a felony conviction, then benefits are payable when not on the run or in prison. Jail (before conviction and sentencing) isn't prison (after conviction and sentencing). Four ways a felony conviction can have impact Social Security disability benefits: 1 You can't get disability benefits while incarcerated for a felony; 2 You can't get disability benefits while fleeing from prosecution for a felony; the arrest warrant, the prosecution, the prison sentence, or violating the probation or parole. 3 You can't get disability benefits for a disability caused by or aggravated while committing a felony; 4 You can't get survivor's benefits if you killed the person whose Social Security account is the source of the survivor's benefit. If you're wondering about what happens while a conviction is being appealed - no benefits are paid while in prison, but if the conviction is overturned then the benefits not paid while may be payable. If this only raised more questions, you can always call the Social Security Administration and ask them directly. If you like a long read, then the detailed Social Security Administration regulation is called: SSR 83-21: TITLE II: PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY and they cite the relevant laws the regulation is intended to implement: Sections 5(a), (b), and (c) of Public Law (P.L.) 96-473; sections 202(d), 216(i), 223(d) and 223(f) of the Social Security Act, as amended. (MORE)
The question is: are you currently working and looking for disability insurance, or are you disabled and looking to apply for benefits? - If you are working and NOT disabled, looking for disability insurance benefits, an experienced agent can help you find an insurance carrier to offer DI at age 62.… There are only a couple of companies that offer DI at age 62, majority will stop offering at age 59 or 60. - If you are currently disabled, you can apply for Social Security benefits in your state. Good luck! (MORE)
Social Security benefits are payed out monthly alphabetically according to your last name. A's get paid first naturally, then so on in order though out the month. Good Luck if you are Mr. Zumba!
Some of the benefits for people with disabilities through Social Security are financial aid and healthcare aid.
In the ordinary course of things, Social Secuity benefits are areentitled to anyone at the age of 65. This is called "SSA". What Ican not answer is rather or not you and your spouse are both entitled to SSA benefits. As far as his orher being a veteren, that would depend upon his or her status,rega…rding SSA benefits. My best adivise is that you contact yournearest Social Security office and ask (them) all of the above.Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Best regards to you. Jim. (MORE)
The Social Security Administration has a great deal of information about disability benefits both online and in print form. They have pamphlets for each type of disability benefits available.
The social disability application is a form filled out by someone who is disabled and unable to work. A person who can not work and earn an income would fill out the form and try to get social security disability income.
Yes it can be included in your adjusted gross income depending on other income earned by you or your spouse. Only part of social security benefits are to be included based on a schedule you complete.
Social Security Disability Benefits are available from the American Government. In Canada, they are called Canadian Disability Pension Plan Benefits.