SSDI FAQs

Social Security Disability can be a confusing topic. Here are some of the most common questions we get at the Ruth Kolb Law Office.

Income and Earnings Limits

Social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to help people who are unable to work because of a disability. These payments allow people who would otherwise struggle to pay bills keep up with rent or mortgage payments, utility bills and grocery expenses. However, it is important to be aware that there are income limits associated with SSDI eligibility. [Read More]

Is Social Security Disability Taxable?

Receiving social security disability (SSD) benefits is a relief for people who have applied and waited for payments to arrive. However, collecting SSD benefits often leads to questions about how to handle these payments. [Read More]

Residual Functional Capacity

People who apply for social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits will need to have their disability evaluated in order to determine whether they are able to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews a residual functional capacity (RFC) form in order to make the appropriate decision related to an application for benefits. Medical professionals who are knowledgeable about a particular patient’s medical history are the best choice to fill out these forms to provide the SSA with information about a patient’s ability to care for themselves and perform work tasks. Legal professionals with SSDI experience can help individuals better understand the reason for having a medical and mental health evaluation completed prior to filing for SSDI benefits. [Read More]

Ruth F. Kolb, Esquire has been practicing social security disability law since 2003 handling all levels of representation from initial claims through all stages of appeal.