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Cm Burns

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I dont see the section for these yet so I will post my message here. I called in yesterday and was told my the ssa that I was found to be medically disabeled.. That they sent out a letter on the 8th and it now has to go back to the local office for processing. Can you tell me what they do in this phase and how long it generally takes.

Thnx so much for all you help

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SS works in their own mysterious ways but they hire the state to do the putting a claim together than they usually ok or nix any decisions made. I know that Texas Human Resources decided my SS Claim.

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Sounds like if you were found medically disabled all thats left is figuring out whether you have enough quarters to be eligible. I think you've jumped the biggest hurdle the medical part, good luck with the rest.

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CM Burns,

It will take them approximately three months to cut you the check from the time the claim was approved. I would look for it by the end of October at the latest.

Relax; you're past the hard part now.

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This may help you if you fall short a few work credits for SSDI.<A href="http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10017.html">

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10017.html

Extra earnings

Your Social Security benefit depends on your earnings, averaged over your working lifetime. Generally, the higher your earnings, the higher your Social Security benefit. Under certain circumstances, special earnings can be credited to your military pay record for Social Security purposes. The extra earnings are for periods of active duty or active duty for training. These extra earnings may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

If you served in the military after 1956, you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for periods of active duty from 1957 through 2001 can also be credited to your Social Security earnings record for benefit purposes.

  • From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
  • From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
  • After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.

    • From 1957 through 1977, you are credited with $300 in additional earnings for each calendar quarter in which you received active duty basic pay.
    • From 1978 through 2001, For every $300 in active duty basic pay, you are credited with an additional $100 in earnings up to a maximum of $1,200 a year. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, and didn’t complete at least 24 months of active duty or your full tour, you may not be able to receive the additional earnings. Check with Social Security for details.

    If you served in the military from 1940 through 1956, including attendance at a service academy, you did not pay Social Security taxes. However, your Social Security record may be credited with $160 a month in earnings for military service from September 16, 1940, through December 31, 1956, under the following circumstances:

    [*]You were honorably discharged after 90 or more days of service, or you were released because of a disability or injury received in the line of duty; or[*]You are still on active duty; or[*]You are applying for survivors benefits and the veteran died while on active duty.

    You cannot receive credit for these special earnings if you are already receiving a federal benefit based on the same years of service. There is one exception: If you were on active duty after 1956, you can still get the special earnings for 1951 through 1956, even if you’re receiving a military retirement based on service during that period.

    These extra earnings credits are added to your earnings record when you apply for Social Security benefits.

    NOTE: In all cases, the additional earnings are credited to the earnings that we average over your working lifetime, not directly to your monthly benefit amount.

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