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Q:
What are the 7 quick hits about Social Security Disability Benefits?

A:
  • Social Security provides a regular monthly payment that supplements any current disability benefits already received.
  • Social Security provides annual cost of living increases.
  • Regardless of your age, after receiving SSDI benefits for 24 months, you will be eligible for Medicare benefits, including Part A (hospital benefits), Part B (medical benefits), and Part D (drug benefits).
  • If you receive SSDI benefits, any COBRA benefits may also be extended from 18 to 29 months.
  • SSDI entitlement "freezes" your Social Security earnings records during a person's period of disability. Because those years while you are disabled and not working will not be counted when computing future benefits, your Social Security retirement benefits may be higher.
  • If a person receives SSDI benefits and they have a dependent under age 18, the dependent may also be eligible for benefits.
  • SSDI will provide a person the opportunity to try to return to work while still allowing them to receive disability benefits.