Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cerebral Palsy and Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI Benefits

     A person may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits for cerebral palsy.  If the cerebral palsy is severe enough and well documented, the Social Security Administration may approve a claim without even considering one’s ability to … Continue reading

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The Trial Work Period (TWP) in Social Security Disability Claims

     Social Security Disability beneficiaries often wonder about returning to work while receiving cash benefits.  The trial work period (TWP) “is a period during which you may test your ability to work and still be considered disabled.”  20 CFR § 404.1592.  A trial … Continue reading

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Reopening a Previously Denied Social Security Disability or SSI Claim

Often Social Security Disability or SSI applicants have previously denied claims.  If a denied claim is not appealed within the required time period, the decision or determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) becomes final.  However, under certain circumstances a previously … Continue reading

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Childhood SSI Benefits for Children Suffering from Cerebral Palsy

     Children suffering from cerebral palsy may be eligible for Childhood SSI benefits.  Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI.  The requirements are actually more stringent.  If the child is not working … Continue reading

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