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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I apply?


Click here for information on the 3 ways to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.




What are the steps in the administrative process?


Click here to find a detailed graphic of the administrative process.




How long does the process take?


The process time varies depending on when you get granted. After your initial application, it takes about 3 months on average to get a decision. If you are denied, the reconsideration may take another 2 months. If you are denied on reconsideration, you may have to wait about a year to get a hearing date in front of a judge.




How will my claim be evaluated?


When you file your initial application, the Social Security Administration will begin to take your application to a sequential step process. The first question they ask is are you “engaged in substantial gainful activity?" This essentially asks are you currently working and making at least $1220 a month. If you are not, they will move on to the next step. Do you have an impairment or combination of impairments that is likely to last more than 12 months or death? Do any of your “impairments” meet or equal in severity any of the medical conditions contained in the Social Security Administration’s List of Impairments. Usually the answer to this question is no and the Social Security Administration moves on to the next question. Do your impairments individually or in combination prevent you from doing any of the occupations that you have performed in the last 15 years? If the answer to that question is yes, then they will move on to the last question. Are there any other jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy that you could perform on a sustained and regular basis. This last question is the most complicated question of all because it will determine whether or not your claim will be granted. To answer this question they will look at four factors:

  1. Your age
  2. Your education
  3. Your Past Relevant Work
  4. What you are still capable of doing on a sustained and regular basis despite your physical and/or mental health limitations




Who decides if I am disabled?


During the initial and reconsideration stages of the process, all of your information is reviewed by examiners at Disability Determination Services. These examiners are not federal employees but are medical professionals (MDs, DOs, etc.) that are contracted by the government to assess your medical evidence. At hearing level, your claim will be reviewed by the Administrative Law Judge assigned to your case.




Can I work while applying for benefits?


The quick answer is yes. But there are qualifications to your pursuing work during this process. Part of the evaluation of your disability claim involves determining whether you have the ability to work at a level that reaches "Substantial Gainful Activity." This means, "have you worked enough to make enough money to live?" The amount of money you can make monthly is determined by the Social Security Administration. As long as you are making less than what is listed here, you are allowed to continue working.





 

The Administrative Process

How do I apply?


Click here for information on the 3 ways to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.




What are the steps in the administrative process?


Click here to find a detailed graphic of the administrative process.




How long does the process take?


The process time varies depending on when you get granted. After your initial application, it takes about 3 months on average to get a decision. If you are denied, the reconsideration may take another 2 months. If you are denied on reconsideration, you may have to wait about a year to get a hearing date in front of a judge.




How will my claim be evaluated?


When you file your initial application, the Social Security Administration will begin to take your application to a sequential step process. The first question they ask is are you “engaged in substantial gainful activity?" This essentially asks are you currently working and making at least $1220 a month. If you are not, they will move on to the next step. Do you have an impairment or combination of impairments that is likely to last more than 12 months or death? Do any of your “impairments” meet or equal in severity any of the medical conditions contained in the Social Security Administration’s List of Impairments. Usually the answer to this question is no and the Social Security Administration moves on to the next question. Do your impairments individually or in combination prevent you from doing any of the occupations that you have performed in the last 15 years? If the answer to that question is yes, then they will move on to the last question. Are there any other jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy that you could perform on a sustained and regular basis. This last question is the most complicated question of all because it will determine whether or not your claim will be granted. To answer this question they will look at four factors:

  1. Your age
  2. Your education
  3. Your Past Relevant Work
  4. What you are still capable of doing on a sustained and regular basis despite your physical and/or mental health limitations




Who decides if I am disabled?


During the initial and reconsideration stages of the process, all of your information is reviewed by examiners at Disability Determination Services. These examiners are not federal employees but are medical professionals (MDs, DOs, etc.) that are contracted by the government to assess your medical evidence. At hearing level, your claim will be reviewed by the Administrative Law Judge assigned to your case.




Can I work while applying for benefits?


The quick answer is yes. But there are qualifications to your pursuing work during this process. Part of the evaluation of your disability claim involves determining whether you have the ability to work at a level that reaches "Substantial Gainful Activity." This means, "have you worked enough to make enough money to live?" The amount of money you can make monthly is determined by the Social Security Administration. As long as you are making less than what is listed here, you are allowed to continue working.





General Information

How do I apply?


Click here for information on the 3 ways to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.




What are the steps in the administrative process?


Click here to find a detailed graphic of the administrative process.




How long does the process take?


The process time varies depending on when you get granted. After your initial application, it takes about 3 months on average to get a decision. If you are denied, the reconsideration may take another 2 months. If you are denied on reconsideration, you may have to wait about a year to get a hearing date in front of a judge.




How will my claim be evaluated?


When you file your initial application, the Social Security Administration will begin to take your application to a sequential step process. The first question they ask is are you “engaged in substantial gainful activity?" This essentially asks are you currently working and making at least $1220 a month. If you are not, they will move on to the next step. Do you have an impairment or combination of impairments that is likely to last more than 12 months or death? Do any of your “impairments” meet or equal in severity any of the medical conditions contained in the Social Security Administration’s List of Impairments. Usually the answer to this question is no and the Social Security Administration moves on to the next question. Do your impairments individually or in combination prevent you from doing any of the occupations that you have performed in the last 15 years? If the answer to that question is yes, then they will move on to the last question. Are there any other jobs that exist in significant numbers in the national economy that you could perform on a sustained and regular basis. This last question is the most complicated question of all because it will determine whether or not your claim will be granted. To answer this question they will look at four factors:

  1. Your age
  2. Your education
  3. Your Past Relevant Work
  4. What you are still capable of doing on a sustained and regular basis despite your physical and/or mental health limitations




Who decides if I am disabled?


During the initial and reconsideration stages of the process, all of your information is reviewed by examiners at Disability Determination Services. These examiners are not federal employees but are medical professionals (MDs, DOs, etc.) that are contracted by the government to assess your medical evidence. At hearing level, your claim will be reviewed by the Administrative Law Judge assigned to your case.




Can I work while applying for benefits?


The quick answer is yes. But there are qualifications to your pursuing work during this process. Part of the evaluation of your disability claim involves determining whether you have the ability to work at a level that reaches "Substantial Gainful Activity." This means, "have you worked enough to make enough money to live?" The amount of money you can make monthly is determined by the Social Security Administration. As long as you are making less than what is listed here, you are allowed to continue working.





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Need a superior radio for instant, clear communications?


Thanks to Telstra mobile, IMPULSE Wireless PTT services provide coverage of 99% of Australia's population and key routes. No other two-way radio product even comes close to this kind of coverage and reach. IMPULSE Wireless is much more than just a radio. Add additional features, reduce total cost of ownership thanks to lower maintenance costs, reduce downtime thanks to remote support, and increase productivity.




Do you have an existing radio system but need to improve coverage or upgrade gradually?


It's easy to bridge existing radio communication systems to your IMPULSE Wireless push to talk network, reliably and securely. Connect easily through one of our bridges, or with full features using AIS to DMR or ISSI for P25. In this way, you can integrate PTT with with your P25, DMR, TETRA, analogue, digital, or any other radio network and extend coverage and flexibility. You can even connect staff to your radio network using their own phones for push to talk without the need for them to carry a radio.
DMR and P25 features include group calls, private calls, emergency calls, GPS location and more. Please contact us for more information on IMPULSE Wireless LTE PTT integration to DMR and P25.




Cost effective solution, right out of the box.


Fixed price service means no airtime charges or complicated costing systems. The complete push to talk package is ready to go immediately, saving you time and money. IMPULSE Wireless is a Telstra Partner. We can provide products and services tailored to you, which may be delivered by Telstra on your Telstra bill.




Bring your own device (BYOD), Android or Apple iOS


Make use of your existing Android or iOS smartphone, tablet, iPhone or iPad. IMPULSE Wireless push to talk integrates seamlessly with how you already use your device, to provide clear communications and eliminates the need for expensive radios with limited coverage.





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Need a superior radio for instant, clear communications?


Thanks to Telstra mobile, IMPULSE Wireless PTT services provide coverage of 99% of Australia's population and key routes. No other two-way radio product even comes close to this kind of coverage and reach. IMPULSE Wireless is much more than just a radio. Add additional features, reduce total cost of ownership thanks to lower maintenance costs, reduce downtime thanks to remote support, and increase productivity.




Do you have an existing radio system but need to improve coverage or upgrade gradually?


It's easy to bridge existing radio communication systems to your IMPULSE Wireless push to talk network, reliably and securely. Connect easily through one of our bridges, or with full features using AIS to DMR or ISSI for P25. In this way, you can integrate PTT with with your P25, DMR, TETRA, analogue, digital, or any other radio network and extend coverage and flexibility. You can even connect staff to your radio network using their own phones for push to talk without the need for them to carry a radio.
DMR and P25 features include group calls, private calls, emergency calls, GPS location and more. Please contact us for more information on IMPULSE Wireless LTE PTT integration to DMR and P25.




Cost effective solution, right out of the box.


Fixed price service means no airtime charges or complicated costing systems. The complete push to talk package is ready to go immediately, saving you time and money. IMPULSE Wireless is a Telstra Partner. We can provide products and services tailored to you, which may be delivered by Telstra on your Telstra bill.




Bring your own device (BYOD), Android or Apple iOS


Make use of your existing Android or iOS smartphone, tablet, iPhone or iPad. IMPULSE Wireless push to talk integrates seamlessly with how you already use your device, to provide clear communications and eliminates the need for expensive radios with limited coverage.





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Need a superior radio for instant, clear communications?


Thanks to Telstra mobile, IMPULSE Wireless PTT services provide coverage of 99% of Australia's population and key routes. No other two-way radio product even comes close to this kind of coverage and reach. IMPULSE Wireless is much more than just a radio. Add additional features, reduce total cost of ownership thanks to lower maintenance costs, reduce downtime thanks to remote support, and increase productivity.




Do you have an existing radio system but need to improve coverage or upgrade gradually?


It's easy to bridge existing radio communication systems to your IMPULSE Wireless push to talk network, reliably and securely. Connect easily through one of our bridges, or with full features using AIS to DMR or ISSI for P25. In this way, you can integrate PTT with with your P25, DMR, TETRA, analogue, digital, or any other radio network and extend coverage and flexibility. You can even connect staff to your radio network using their own phones for push to talk without the need for them to carry a radio.
DMR and P25 features include group calls, private calls, emergency calls, GPS location and more. Please contact us for more information on IMPULSE Wireless LTE PTT integration to DMR and P25.




Cost effective solution, right out of the box.


Fixed price service means no airtime charges or complicated costing systems. The complete push to talk package is ready to go immediately, saving you time and money. IMPULSE Wireless is a Telstra Partner. We can provide products and services tailored to you, which may be delivered by Telstra on your Telstra bill.




Bring your own device (BYOD), Android or Apple iOS


Make use of your existing Android or iOS smartphone, tablet, iPhone or iPad. IMPULSE Wireless push to talk integrates seamlessly with how you already use your device, to provide clear communications and eliminates the need for expensive radios with limited coverage.