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Can You Be Eligible For Both SSI And SSDI?

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Qualify for SSI And SSDI In Michigan

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Yes – quite possible. This is called a concurrent claim. As mentioned in an earlier article, it is sometimes wise to wait to file for SSDI. SSDI is the benefit based on your work record, but requires a 5 month wait period before actually receiving the first monthly check. Many people hold off filing for benefits for many months in the hopes of getting better and returning to work. When reality sets in and they realize that returning to work will not be possible, they have often exhausted their savings, may be in foreclosure on their home, possibly losing their car, and facing a mounting stack of medical bills. As mentioned earlier, if now “poor” enough, SSI can begin immediately if you are seriously disabled the disability is expected to remain severe for the foreseeable future. But most important to remember, other than a car and possibly the home you live in, your assets cannot total no more than $2,000.00 if single, or $ 3,000.00 if married. Now would be the time to file for SSI without delay.

If the claim is successful, you will be able to collect SSI for the 5 month waiting period required for SSDIB, and then beginning with the 6th month of your disability, your SSDIB benefit will start. The amount of your SSDIB benefit is usually a much higher amount than the SSI benefit. But in some cases, if the work history is very spotty, and there were large gaps of no wages earned, the SSDIB benefit could be less than what you would receive under SSI. In that case, you would receive BOTH SSI and SSDIB. The total would be what you would receive if SSI was your only benefit, plus an additional $20.00. It would be paid to you in two separate payments. Again, getting advice BEFORE YOU FILE for anything can make all the difference in the world in regards to your claim and the protection of yourself and your family. Remember, DIAL BEFORE YOU FILE.

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Greatest guy I ever met clifford was like a father to me.He was so kind and had more knowledge on ssi than anybody. He help me so much and always called me to let me know what was going on.He took care of everything. I would recommend him over anybody, all u have to do it's talk to him once and than realize what a smart kind guy he is. Thank you so much Clifford your the BEST. YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS KENNY MCBEE

KM M
6/5/18

Cliff Weisberg has been an indispensable resource

I am an oncology social worker who helps cancer patients apply for disability. Cliff Weisberg has been an indispensable resource in assisting our patients through the complicated system of social security disability. I have complete confidence in his knowledge and expertise and have referred many patients to him over the years. In addition, his professional seminars on the social security disability process have been invaluable to me and my social work colleagues. Cliff is extremely ethical and really cares about helping people get disability as quickly as possible.

Jenny
5/5/17

Commitment and passion for children with disabilities

I have enjoyed working with Cliff Weisberg since back in the early 1990’s. During that time, his commitment and passion for children with disabilities. His effort to organize a law practice focusing upon helping the underserved who have disabilities has been so important to the families I serve: Families having children with severe inherited bleeding disorders. These disorders often prevent parents from holding jobs because their children are hospitalized so often. Working with Cliff to help parents obtain SSI coverage has made it possible for these parents to have financial resources, albeit small in amounts, that make it possible to take care of their children without being totally financially devasted. I totally endorse Cliff Weisberg for being an attorney who has and still does go above and beyond. I am very thankful for him!

Danna
3/8/17