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Unread 03-19-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
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Pointers to interesting Social Security disability info (SSA SSDI SSI)

This is the first time I've started a thread on AllDeaf.

I have found it hard to find good information about social security disability.

Over time I accumulated a number of pointers to good websites. Some of these pointers can be reached by surfing around the official SSA website at Social Security Online .... some I have found elsewhere.

Hopefully a few people will find this list useful.
Hopefully others may contribute their own pointers as replies to this thread.
Perhaps wholley hopelessly hopefull, we can manage to avoid replies expressing personal opinions on the pros and cons of being on SSDI or SSI, and thread drift.

Anyway, here are my pointers:
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If you haven't already gone web-surfing at the official SSA website:

Social Security Online

you haven't been trying very hard.

I haven't included pointers to the most obvious ones under Social Security Online 'cause they are so easy to find
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Official Social Security Answers to Your Questions

Find An Answer to Your Question (Page 1 of 29)

Note that this takes you to the first of 29 pages of questions and answers!
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Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2005

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statc...5/di_asr05.pdf

Interesting....shows stats on hearing impairments, chances of getting approved, etc

Overall, very useful to read if you are having trouble sleeping at night...will knock you right out.

Stats for 2005 seem to be the latest as of now...you can change "2005" in the pointer to an earlier year to get that years stats...prolly will be able to change to "2006" "2007" etc in the future to get the most recent version
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The Advantage of Establishing a Period of Disability

The Advantage of Establishing a Period of Disability

you can google "disability freeze" for more info...

also see:

Answer

Hope this pointer works...it looks like it would choke a horse
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COBRA Continuation Of health Benefits After Employment

http://www.las-elc.org/cobra.pdf
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Practical Tips When Going on Disability

Tips When Going On Disability
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20 CFR, PART 404-
FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- )
from e-CFR, current as of November 18, 2005
[for a more up-to-date version go to: GPO Home Page
and for the most recent new regulations go to: http://www.ssa.gov/regulations/final-rules.htm]

Tips When Going On Disability

Above pointers go to illuminating SSA rules, regulations, and procedures
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Online Social Security Handbook

Social Security Handbook
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How Much of Your Disability Benefits are Taxable?
Taxable Benefits - Social Security Disability
as always, consult a tax expert and/or double-check rules and facts, such as at:
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p915.pdf
which is IRS Publication 915 Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits for use in preparing 2006 returns
Publication 907 (2006), Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
which is IRS Publication 907 (2006), Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities
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Improving the Social Security Decision Process

Improving the Social Security Disability Decision Process

Interesting overview and analysis
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How To Apply For SSDI Step-By-Step
Social Security Disability - How To Apply For SSDI Step-By-Step

written by someone who has been there, done that.
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Otolaryngologic examination
EXAMINATION OF THE PATIENT

The SSA disability evaluation process for hearing impairments include an otolaryngologic examination (what the heck is that? Can't say it, can't spell it!)

This article details the kind of thing an Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT) doctor MIGHT look for...then again he might just look for ear wax before a hearing test
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Does Social Security give backpay to everyone approved for disability?

DOES EVERYONE APPROVED FOR DISABILITY GET BACKPAY (BACK PAY)?
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Self-Help Guide: Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying For Social Security Disability Benefits - A Self-Help Guide (Part 2 of 5)

Interesting detailed guide, is 5 parts, some parts have multiple pages, I couldn't find part 1
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Disability Evaluation Under Social Security
(Blue Book- June 2006)

2.00 Special Senses and Speech - Adult

lists testing and reporting requirements for hearing impairment, then, further down, lists the degrees of hearing impairment that qualify a person immediately for disability without further ado.

There is also a section for children, but you have to go up a webpage then click on the childhood (part b) link.
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Social Security Program Rules Home Page. Very interesting, includes links to things like current program rules including the law; regulations, commissioner rulings, and employee operating instructions.
Social Security Online - Regulations
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"How Do We Decide if You are Disabled?" from the SSA Disability Redbook
Social Security Online - The Red Book
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Unread 03-20-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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^^Thanks for providing some valuable information and perhaps a few here in AD will be able to utilize to their advantage, having the facts, how-to, etc.,....








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