Before filing for Social Security Disability determine how long you can go without income. The vast majority of claims take longer than a year to begin payment, some take much longer. Try to continue work and put off filing as long as possible. Some employers allow workers to reduce hours and resulting wages below the SGA limit as health problems increase a workers inability to maintain job focus.
Also, as a worker gets older the SSA views the claim more favorably. Wait as long possible to stop working and plan for many months without income. Social Security is a good system but starting disability payments can take longer than expected. Be ready for the wait.
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