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STORY: I am currently receiving SSDI, based on my own work
HISTORY:I am currently receiving SSDI, based on my own work history/credits.I became 100% disabled at the age of 39, due to a medical illness contracted while on assignment in Asia. Upon return to the States, my income was sufficient enough to provide me with roughly $2200.00 monthly in SSDIbenefits, less Medicare part A& B premiums.Due to my medical assessment, I was diagnosed under 12.02 due to cognitive loss from viral meningitis, inclusive of severe depression. I have a Masters Degree in International Business, and have severe difficulty on recall and short term memory functions, making my ability to perform in my prior occupation of an International Consultant impossible. My ability to transfer skill sets to another job, or retrain due to my cognitive loss, is also impossible.At the time of my diagnosis, and treatment, the SSDI appointed Doctor, recommended that I have a Representative Payee,( who is my significant other.) We never contested this issue, however there is a concern there, as My significant other is 23 years my senior.CONCERN:I have the SSA form to remove a Representative payee, and have an upcoming appointment with my doctor. I have been utilizing an excel spreadsheet to assist in tracking monthly bills, to assure financial responsibility, as well as the timely monthly payment of bills.QUESTION:While the SSA Form stipulates it will not affect payment of benefits, and there is much discussion on the web of IF removal of a Representative Payee will spark a revisit of my medical history, What is the Official "unspoken " process that occurs in an adult who requests the removal of a rep payee?Also, as my medical , cognitive condition has not, nor is expected to get better I am on the 7 year revisit plan with SSA, which just occurred in Jan of 2016. Will this have any impact, ?. Neither my spouse nor i really want to spark an ugly issue or risk the loss of benefits due to this, but we are also trying to protect my future and freedoms of choice, as there are no other rep payees we could appoint in the event of my spouses death, as he is over 70 at this point with medical conditions himself, (no family nor children)Please advise
JD, MBA, CFP, CRPS
I am currently on social security disability and I was
I am currently on social security disability and I was looking at doing something like Uber to help with my monthly income. There are very few jobs I am capable of performing due to my condition. I am currently on 7 years evaluation period for my disability. How much could I make each month without affecting my disability benefits.
I receive social security disability serious
I receive social security disability for a serious condition. I was a high wage earner before I became disabled. About $80-$120k a year. My social security payment is low compared to other people who made less than me. Is it because I am young (in my 30's) and is there anything I can do now to increase the payment?
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
My wife receives SSDI benefits. She is not permitted to earn
My wife receives SSDI benefits. She is not permitted to earn more than about $1000 in income each month, or her benefits would be cut or eliminated. We are considering a Reverse Mortgage, which would pay off our current mortgage, and provide us with x amount of cash to pay off bills, and establish an additional Line of Credit.Will this in any way adversely affect her benefits, since this program is not needs-based?
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
I have been on disability since 2003 and I get about $1235.00View more social security questions
I have been on disability since 2003 and I get about $1235.00 per month and I can not make any more income. Is there any way that I can get a increase In my payments?Also I keep reading online that on May 1st congress is taking away some benefits from SSunless you do something with the social security office, can you tell me what I need to do so I do not loose any of my social security payments.Thank You