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Common questions about Social Security disability benefits

Minnesota Social Security disability recipients come to their Social Security disability attorneys with a lot of different questions. The answers to these questions may be simple and apply to everyone -- regardless of their situations. Alternatively, the answers may depend on the individuals' work histories, ages, marital statuses, income levels and how much they paid into the Social Security program in the past.

Here is an example of one question Social Security disability lawyers commonly hear: If I am married and approaching retirement age in a few months and I'm currently receiving Social Security disability benefits, will I get to receive a spousal benefit if my benefit is over than half that of my wife's? Unfortunately, individuals who are receiving over half the benefit of their spouses will have to make due with their own Social Security benefits rather than qualify for a spousal benefit.

Do you have questions about your Social Security disability benefits? Depending on your situation, you may want to know how much benefits you can qualify to receive, how your dependents might affect the benefits you can receive, and what kind of benefits will be available to your dependents in the event of your death.

If you have any questions about the Social Security disability process, you may want to get in touch with an experienced disability benefits attorney. An attorney can evaluate your unique situation to determine the answer that serves you best. An attorney can also assist you in seeking the maximum amount of disability benefits you are qualified to receive.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Understanding the new Social Security claiming rules," Janet Kidd Stewart, Dec. 15, 2015

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