Social Security Disability FAQs

Slideshow: Social Security Disability FAQs (Updated for 2022)

Whether you’re a first-time applicant, preparing to file your appeal or just curious about what types of benefits the Social Security Administration provides disabled Americans, we’ve compiled a handy slideshow here to answer your questions. Skip through our Social Security disability FAQs slideshow linked below. Then, if you have other questions you’d like to ask us, please leave a comment on our Facebook page. You can also email us with your Social Security disability FAQs or call toll-free 855-475-1510 anytime and get answers. If you email or contact us through Facebook, we’ll respond to your questions as soon as we possibly can!

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Click here to view or download a copy of all the most commonly asked Social Security disability FAQs in an easy-to-understand PDF slideshow, including:

  • How long does it take to get approved?
  • Can you keep working while you apply for SSD benefits?
  • How does the SSA decide how much disability money you get each month?
  • Does the SSA turn down everyone who applies the first time?
  • Can you own a house and qualify for disability?
  • Will your spouse’s income make you ineligible for benefits?

And much, much more! All the info in our slideshow is current for 2022.

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If you’re planning to apply for disability benefits or need help with your appeal, we strongly recommend talking to an attorney. That’s because statistically, you’re nearly 3x more likely to get approved for benefits if a lawyer files your paperwork. These lawyers work on contingency, so you’ll pay $0 unless an attorney helps you win benefits. And if you do win, you’ll only pay a small, one-time fee deducted from your lump-sum backpay.

Those who qualify for this website’s legal assistance usually get at least $12,000 in lump-sum backpay, plus monthly disability benefits. People who apply on their own without legal assistance usually wait 18-24 months to receive their first payment.

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