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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Derrick911

Turned down for SSDI but VA found me unemployable

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Social security said since I haven't worked for years I cannot file for SSDI because I do not have enough credits. Any suggestions

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You can order a copy of your records at SSA, and compare them with what you have to make sure you have gotten all your credits, which are omitted sometimes.  

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I agree and make sure they used your military service to credit your SSA account.

This link and many at the SSA/SSDI site might help:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/qualify.html

I am sure you can appeal the denial. Your VA EED might help.

"Social security said since I haven't worked"- did they say that by phone or in person?

Or did they state that in a denial letter with appeal rights?

 

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Great advice - you can see your earnings immediately on the above link Berta gave you once you create an account. 

Criteria still remains for SSDI:  Worked 5 out of the last 10 years.... 

What are the requirements for SSDI?
To be eligible for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), you must earn less than a certain amount of money each month (or you'll be considered able to do substantial gainful activity), have paid FICA taxes for a certain number of years to the Social Security Administration (generally at least five to ten years

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You have had to work in the 5 years prior to applying for SSDI.  Exceptions I do not think exist. In other words, if you haven't worked in that last 5 years, you will not get SSDI.

From what I know,

Hamslice

 

 

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I agree with Ham

but I do remember my sister never worked and she got the minimum of SSDI? AROUND 800.00 Month,she became disabled at 52 & she never worked,! or reported income

also if a spouse that works dies then the other spouse can file on his/her SS

i Never fully understood how SS is figured  some can get it some don't?

Phillip Rogers  Long time hadit member was the SS expert her on  hadit, But unfortunately he left Hadit.

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