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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  22+ years legal exp. - 12+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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I am a VA 100% disabled marine corps veteran with big polar

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I am a VA 100% disabled marine corps veteran with big polar disorder I served from 2010 to 2012. I applied for social security I qualify now my medical records are under review. I have only worked 4 years total counting the military. I am 24 years old.. my questions are how much money would I expect to receive monthly? Will I receive back pay to 2012 when I first got diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Will my VA compensation effect how much I am payed by social security?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 2 years ago.

If you have only worked for four years, I am not sure that you would be eligible for Social Security disability benefits because you have not worked long enough to be entitled to benefits. However, if you are approved, the amount that you would receive would depend on your earnings history. Only Social Security Administration will have this information. So, I cannot tell you how much. You would also be entitled to retroactive payments from the date that you STOPPED working.

Your VA benefits will not affect your Social Security benefits. For more information, click on the link below:

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry but i am Not impressed by your response at all. You told me nothing that I didn't already know. You only need to work a year and a half at 24 years old to qualify. I do qualify I already know that. I only made about 1600 to 1800 monthly in the marines. And you did not answer my question about back pay will I receive back pay to 2012 when I first became disabled? Also I Live In Massachusetts If I Forgot To Mention That. Now please try to give me a better response just make an educated guess if you are unable sure
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry you did answer my question on back pay I apologize
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 2 years ago.

Good morning. My name is ***** ***** I have been exclusively practicing SSD law for over 11 years, with 20 years of legal practice as a lawyer.

I am very sorry for your injuries and medical condition. Thank you also for your service - it is much appreciated. I see your prior expert opted out. I have some information for you not otherwise noted, regarding back benefits. Let me know if you wish me to continue.


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