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Can You Get More SSI Disability?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has over 2,700 rules in its handbook. If you are thinking about applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits or have a question about the amount you are currently receiving, this can be a confusing process. Understandably, you want to maximize the amount that you receive in SSI benefits…. Read More »

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How to Avoid Denial for SSI or Social Security Disability

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You may believe that you are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, but there is no guarantee that your application will be approved. In fact, there is a good chance that it won’t. The Social Security Administration itself reports that more than 60% of all initial disability claims are denied. If you… Read More »

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How the Decision on a Disability Application is Made

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If you are applying for SSDI or SSI benefits, the odds of your being approved are not overwhelming. In fact, the Social Security Administration (SSA) itself reports that just 36 percent of initial claims are approved. This means that close to two-thirds of people who apply receive a notice of denial. The good news… Read More »

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How Long Does A Disability Appeal Take?

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When you become disabled and can no longer work, the next logical step is to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Unfortunately, many people find the process highly complex and frustrating. First, there is the matter of whether you are eligible to apply for SSDI. In order to file for SSDI you must… Read More »

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How Recently Must I Have Worked to Qualify for SSDI?

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There are several criteria that must be satisfied for an individual to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. The two biggest requirements are to have a qualifying disability, and to have worked long enough under Social Security to have earned enough work credits. Clients of our law office often have questions involving… Read More »

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Will My SSD or SSI Benefits Increase If My Condition Worsens?

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If you’re receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) due to a disabling medical condition, you may wonder if those benefits will increase if your condition worsens. Unfortunately, they probably won’t. This is because the amount that you receive from the SSA isn’t necessarily tied to your medical status. There are a few… Read More »

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Does Union Membership Affect My Eligibility for Social Security?

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While union membership does not affect your eligibility for social security, what can be affected by union membership is the amount of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) that you receive from the SSA. SSI is different than SSDI and is often confused with it. Most disabled persons who qualify for SSDI also qualify for at least some SSI… Read More »

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How to Qualify for SSDI While Receiving VA Benefits

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Veterans’ (VA) benefits provide invaluable support to those who became disabled while protecting the freedoms of our country. To be sure, a report published by the Congressional Budget Office asserts that 3.5 million of the nation’s veterans are receiving these benefits. For many veterans, this compensation is enough to ensure they are able to pay for… Read More »

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How Doctors Can Help When Applying for Disability Benefits

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Being disabled and unable to work is not only a physical challenge, but it may also be an economic and a psychological burden, too. Certainly, when a person is unable to work due to a physical limitation, they may feel frustrated with their disability and lack of ability to earn an income, and very… Read More »

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What is a Closed Period of Disability Benefits?

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Many people believe that they are only eligible to obtain disability payments if they are permanently disabled. This is only partially true. If you apply for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be eligible to receive a closed period of disability benefits.  What is a Closed Period of Disability Benefits? A… Read More »

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