Payments made while waiting for a decision on your SSDI case

Many people do not know that Social Security MAY payout presumptive SSI payments while waiting for the DDS decision on a case. It is interesting to note that these benefits do not have to be paid back if the case is denied. In order to qualify for this payout, the claimant must have one of the following conditions:

amputation of a leg at the hip;

allegation of total deafness; that is, no sound perception in either ear;

allegation of total blindness; that is, no light perception in either eye;

allegation of bed confinement and immobility without a wheelchair, walker, or crutches, due to a longstanding condition excluding recent accident and recent surgery;

allegation of stroke (cerebral vascular accident) more than three months in the past and continued marked difficulty in walking or using a hand or arm;

allegation of cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or muscular atrophy and marked difficulty in walking (for example the use of braces), speaking, or coordination of the hands or arms;

symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); Form SSA-4814 or SSA-4815 is needed;

a physician confirms by telephone or in a signed statement that an individual has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less; or a physician or knowledgeable hospice official (for example, hospice coordinator, staff nurse, social worker or medical records custodian) confirms that an individual is receiving hospice services because of a terminal illness;

allegation of a spinal cord injury producing an inability to ambulate without the use of a walker or bilateral hand–held assistive devices for more than two weeks with confirmation of such status from an appropriate medical professional;

allegation of end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring chronic dialysis, and the file contains a completed CMS–2728 End Stage Renal Disease Medical Evidence Report–Medicare Entitlement and/or Patient Registration;

allegation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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