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straydog
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   Posted 11/25/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chart,
 
I read a response you wrote on Pete's thread about his trip to th psych dr. Just so you know, your husband's income has no bearing on whether you get awarded SSD benefits. Getting awarded benefits is based on your age, education and what your dr writes in your medical records. You do have to have a medical condition that is listed on their list of accepted disabilities. The only time a spouses income is considered is when its to determine whether you will have to pay tax on your benefits when you file your income tax. I just wanted to clear this up, because again, a spouses income does not affect you getting SSD awarded. Hugs.


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bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/25/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Straydog for clarifying this for me too. I'd seen this before in posts and it had me worried that my husbands income would be too high for me to receive benefits.  I do know that I am not eligible for SSI due to my husbands income though, which is for financial help.


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DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3

Post Edited (bsjaguar) : 11/25/2009 5:17:07 AM (GMT-7)


Chartreux
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   Posted 11/25/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Straydog, for the clarifying...I guess I'll have to look more into this...Yes SSI does include income so I guess that's
where I got confused.....Thanks for the help and heads up
Hope you get a low pain day soon...
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straydog
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   Posted 11/27/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, SSI is a whole different can of worms. Its more of an indigent type program. Man, they pretty much allow you to have nothing to be eligible for that program. They place values on everything till its just pathetic.

I had hoped I would not have to pay income tax on my SSD but no such luck. I cannot remember off the top of my head now what the cap is on a combined income. I just know I have to pay every stinking year,lol.


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<FONT>crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 11/27/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
It may help to remember what the letters stand for. SSD stands for Social Security Disability, but SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. Like Susie said, two different animals, but it can be confusing!

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