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If I' M At 70% Am I Eligible For Ssi


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eatlier i ask a question about applying for unemployability and the was asked why i hadn't apllied for ssi..i don't understand could u give me a hand..and would i need paperwork from da va here to show i'm at the percentage i claim and would that help..thanks guys

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You won't know unless you apply for it. The criteria for Social Security is sometmes different and you have to qualify by having earned the right work credits and you have to be disabled and not be able to work for at least a year.

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I worked for and and retired from the dept of labor aftr 23 years and with military service combined 27 years. According to my social security statement I was not qualified for social security diability. Does this still apply since I retired due to service connected disabialities. I am at 80% diasibility with the va at the present time.

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eatlier i ask a question about applying for unemployability and the was asked why i hadn't apllied for ssi..

i don't understand could u give me a hand..and

would i need paperwork from da va here to show i'm at the percentage i claim and would that help..

thanks guys

slough,

SSI is income limited. Your profile shows SC at 70%.

This VA comp at 70% - I believe will knock out your eligibility for SSI.

I would suggest filing for SSDI - if your doctors tell you they feel you are

not physically/mentally able to hold employment of any kind.

In regards to SSA benefits - there really is not a set percentage of VA disability

that just opens up approval of SSA benefits for you.

There was probably some miscommunication in relationship to

being 70% SC from VA and 38 CFR 4.16 for TDIU.

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You don't need anything other than to authorize release of your VA paperwork. You can file online for SSDI at www.socialsecurity.gov and go to the Disability tab. There are two parts, the first part is the application, and the second part is the medical part and release. This can all be done online, you then print the release, sign it, and mail it in.

They will request your military (va) medical and any other(s) you listed on the Adult Disabilities part. If they need more information, they will contact you.

I am at 0% (still waiting) for VA and received my SSDI in just 3 months, start to money in the bank.

I got approval on the first application, there is also a system of appeals if you are turned down on the first app, this makes it a longer process, but even if turned down on reconsideration, you have an opportunity to appear before an ALJ.

A website I have found extremely useful for SSDI information (as I have with Hadit on VA stuff) is http://ssdfacts.com/forum/. Hope that helps get you started!

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slough52 If it is at all possible get Social Security Disability first, if you get VA disability first it counts dollar for dollar against SSDI. If your VA income is now greater than something like $659 or whatever their paying for SSDI, you will get deigned because of the income guidelines. If you have enough work credits you can apply for your regular Social Security benefits though.

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