What To Do When Applying For SSDI Benefits

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When someone is trying to earn benefits for disability, frequently, that income may be the only source of money they can earn. When money is scarce, an applicant must do everything to gain their benefits as soon as possible. The appeals process on an SSDI application can take months or longer, so it is essential […]

SSDI and SSI: Five New Compassionate Allowance Conditions

It is common knowledge that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is notoriously slow in processing applications and appeals for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Some applications take months or even years, with some people even dying before resolution of their claims. What is a compassionate allowance? In response, the SSA […]

What Happens To Your Disability Payments When You Reach Full Retirement Age?

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If you are approaching full retirement age you are probably wondering what’s going to happen to your disability payments. The short answer is, there will be some transitions. However, you may not be aware they are happening. There are a series of program changes and paperwork that happen in the background at the Social Security Office. Your disability […]

What Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

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In order to receive Social Security Disability Benefits, you must qualify to receive them. The Social Security Office in your area may ask you to submit to a series of tests to determine your physical and mental ability to work. If you are struggling to make ends meet, find yourself suffering from an illness, injury […]

Workers’ Comp Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits

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If you, as an employee, have a debilitating accident at work, there are insurance and government benefits available to you and your family. These include: Workers’ Compensation Social Security Disability Insurance Supplemental Security Income Medicare coverage Even though the sources of these benefits differ (federal vs. state), they are interrelated and you may not be able to […]

Social Security Disability Claims Process: Stage 4

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Of the millions of applications received by the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year, only 30% are approved at the initial stage of the application process. What happens to the remaining 70%? If you choose to move forward in the Social Security Disability claims process, you must appeal the decision that was made during this initial […]

The Social Security Disability Claims Process Stage 3: Hearing

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If you are thinking about filing for SSD, it is important to understand stage 3 of the Social Security Disability claims process: Hearing. The cycle of an SSD claim can be quite lengthy so having a basic understanding of each step will be helpful. Last week I reviewed the second step. This article will review the third step. This […]

The Social Security Disability Benefits Process

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If you are thinking about filing for social security disability benefits it is important to understand the process. The Social Security Administration has divided this process into 5 basic steps or stages. The cycle of an SSD claim can be quite lengthy so having a basic understanding of each step will be helpful. Last week I reviewed the first […]

Understanding SSD Claim Process: Initial Application

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If you are thinking about filing for social security disability benefits it is important to understand the process. The Social Security Administration has divided this process into 5 basic steps or stages. The cycle of an SSD claim can be lengthy so having a basic understanding of each step will be helpful. This article will review […]

Thinking About Filing for Social Security Disability?

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Filing for and receiving Social Security disability is a long process, made more so by the fact that you have medical problems and may not be not working. Although some cases are approved at the initial level, many claims end up at hearing, and the time from the initial application to hearing can extend over […]