SSDI non-medical review

Sgt zo

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Does any one know what this means? SSA says I am medically qualified for SSDI but they are review he non-medical portion.
 

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You can call them at 1-800-772-1213 and ask, the wait time might be a PITA, but any time I've called the employee has been as helpful as possible looking up any information on my file, and giving me any answers I have questions to.

My guess is, the non-medical portion may simply be the points earned and years worked to qualify for SSDI beyond any actual medical issues.
 

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It is making sure you are otherwise qualified for SSA benefits. Its SOP.
 

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so do you think I will probably be approved or is there any real way to know before I hear from SSA?

If you create an account at SSA.gov, you can see your earnings history and potentially be able to get a benefits letter generated from the site that says whether you qualify for SSDI, and what your estimated monthly benefits for could be.

This lets you know the non-medical qualifications:
https://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dqualify2.html
 

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so do you think I will probably be approved or is there any real way to know before I hear from SSA?

Yes, if you have enough quarter in social security. The number of quarters for disability payments is based on your age range!
 

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Yes, if you have enough quarter in social security. The number of quarters for disability payments is based on your age range!

thanks, I will just have to wait an see, im in my mid 50's, my earnings has consistently gone up since I was 11 years old. i recently retired 24 years AGR so i should be good. as i understand it military is somewhat exempt form the SGI requirement since i was still being paid while i was disabled
 

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The max SSA requires is 40 quarters. With 24 years AGR, you should be beyond good.
 

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i got a call this morning, I was approved for SSDI with retro pay for 12 months prior to my application date. thanks for all of the responses. I applied back in Feb 2017, SSA determined that my disability started in 2104 based on medical records. this one my initial application, it got approved in 4 months.
 

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i got a call this morning, I was approved for SSDI with retro pay for 12 months prior to my application date. thanks for all of the responses. I applied back in Feb 2017, SSA determined that my disability started in 2104 based on medical records. this one my initial application, it got approved in 4 months.
Indeed, congratulations; good deal for sure! :D Take care and enjoy! :cool:

Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"

Best Wishes!
 
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