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Tax season is here. Will I have to pay taxes on my SSD benefits?

Many disabled individuals are surprised to learn that their Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may be taxable, depending on their situation. In fact, while Ohio doesn't tax SSD benefits at the state level, roughly one-third of all current beneficiaries will end up paying federal taxes, according to the Social Security Administration.

I'm Applying For SSD Benefits. Does That Mean I Can't Work?

Even though many people think they cannot work at all if they are applying for - or already receiving - Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, that is simply not the case. In fact, as long as your monthly gross income is below a certain dollar amount, you may still be able to receive SSD benefits.

What family members can receive SSDI benefits in Ohio?

We have discussed previously in this space the different aspects of a disability claim for individuals who have an inability to work due to a physical impairment. Today, we will take a look at the other people who may also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on a disabled worker's record.

Can't work due to extreme anxiety or depression? Don't despair!

Most Ohio residents are aware that people with physical impairments that interfere with their daily lives may be eligible for disability insurance benefits from the government. While missing limbs or chronic physical pain may be obvious manifestations of disability, there are other, more insidious health issues that can be just as devastating. As a society, we have a history of downplaying the causes and effects of mental illness as signs of weakness and there is often a social stigma attached to those who suffer from it. However, there are those who recognize that if you have a significant mental health issue, you may need financial help due to your inability to work.

SSDI and mental conditions

In Ohio, many workers suffer disabling injuries and illnesses. An accident that leaves them paralyzed from the neck down, lung disease from dust or solvents their workplace, or crippling nerve pain from an unknown source can make it impossible for an afflicted worker to ever obtain gainful employment.

When you just can't deal with it

For residents of Columbus or across Ohio who suffer from mental illness, obtaining Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits can be challenging. In addition to all of the usual difficulties facing anyone who applies for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), what with the delays and requests for additional information and more medical records, there are the issues that are specific to mental impairments or conditions.

Work injuries can lead to disability

If you have been injured at work, you may be confused as to the differences or similarities between Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and workers' compensation benefits. While you may be eligible for benefits from both types of program as a result of your injury, there are very specific requirements for each. 

Bill could enable faster SSDI approval for terminally ill

Being a disabled worker in Ohio is not an easy situation. You find yourself unable to work and earn income. You apply for a benefit program, like Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), and you wait for the application process to run its course. You hope your application is accepted and your payments begin, but sometimes it may be months before you receive your first benefit payment.

Fibromyalgia patients may be eligible to receive SSDI benefits

Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from fibromyalgia, which is a painful condition that causes widespread pain, weakness and fatigue. Despite many patients suffering from the painful condition, many doctors did not believe that the pain actually existed. Now, a new study shows that fibromyalgia is real and it could help more individuals receive Social Security disability benefits.

Is it really a mental impairment?

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for persons with mental impairments. And similar to the process for obtaining benefits for physical impairment, an applicant must provide medical evidence to demonstrate the mental impairment. Unlike physical impairments, such as a heart condition or paraplegia, it may be more difficult to prove the existence of a medically determinable impairment when it is a mental impairment.

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