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Myositis and disability, social security

Myositis, a rare, autoimmune muscle disease may cause temporary or even permanent disability leading to the need to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But, what if you have never worked? What if you have not worked in a such a time that you are not eligible for SSDI? This is where SSI (Supplemental Security Income) comes in to help.

Eligibility for SSI is subject to income and asset limits.  Learn more about financial eligibility: www.disabilitysecrets.com/topics/financial-eligibility-ssi.htm

Did you work but received low wages? You may be eligible for both SSI and SSDI. Learn more: www.disabilitysecrets.com/page5-43.html

And please, do not be ashamed if you need assistance. You paid into these programs, so use them if you need them.

(US only) #tiptuesday #disability #ssdi #ssi

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Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU) is a patient-centered, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Empowering the Myositis Community. Founded by Myositis patients, for Myositis patients, MSU provides education, support, advocacy, access to research and clinical trial matching, and need-based financial assistance.

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  1. Michael Tarter 11 months ago

    I was diagnosed with IBM. Worked for over 40 years at the same location in a physical job (warehouse). Had to retire before falling (which I have). Retired at 62 and am hoping on Social Security Disability so I can receive the full payment. Will the government allow this with IBM? I plan on going to the Social Security office to apply, but wasn’t sure how long this will take. I have paperwork, etc. from my neuro doctor.

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