Impairment-related Work Expenses

The Social Security Administration allows you to work in limited amounts while waiting for them to process your application. They also allow you to deduct any impairment-related work expenses ¬†necessary to perform your job.   Deductions The most common example is medications used to control disabling symptoms. It is important to note you must actually […]

Documenting Work Activity After You File a Disability Benefits Claim

During all phases of the application process for Social Security Disability benefits, the burden is on the claimant to prove disability. Burden of Proof This includes not only providing medical evidence you have been diagnosed with disabling impairments, but also documenting any work activity you perform while waiting for the Social Security Administration to process […]

Unsuccessful Work Attempts

The Social Security Administration allows you to attempt to work, to test your ability to do so, both while waiting to receive benefits and after you have begun to receive them. Social Security will ignore earnings from any job they can categorize as an unsuccessful work attempt. What Makes an Attempt Unsuccessful? To qualify as […]

Working While Waiting to Receive Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration allows you to perform some work while waiting for your claim to be processed. This work must fall below certain limits on schedule and pay, or it can disqualify you from receiving benefits. To make a determination on a claim, the first things Social Security considers are: How many hours the […]

Tips for Completing Form SSA 3373

Completing your function report can be complicated and overwhelming. Below are some tips to insure success. The Activity of Daily Living Questionnaire – Form SSA 3373 – is complex. It may seem as though the questions are easy and straightforward but the answers you provide do more than is obvious.Therefore, it is critical to understand […]