Social Security

Changes to SSDI Evaluation Process Helps Applicants

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Getting approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is now much easier. The Social Security Administration has made a change to reduce the work history period required for review in the evaluation process from 15 to five years, simplifying the administrative burden for applicants, improving accuracy, and boosting chances of getting approved for benefits. Reducing … Read more

A Name Change Can Interfere with SSDI or SSI Applications

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Applying and being approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can take months if not more than a year from start to finish. It may be necessary to appeal a rejection and start from scratch with your application with the help of an SSDI lawyer. During this time, life … Read more

6 Reasons Social Security Might Deny Your SSDI Application

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It isn’t easy to apply for Social Security disability insurance. Getting every line-item right, providing necessary documentation, and making sure you didn’t miss any steps or requirements is demanding, especially when you have a disability. Most SSDI applications, in fact, are rejected, either because of medical reasons or because the technical requirements were not met. … Read more

Concurrent Benefits: Are You Eligible for Both SSDI and SSI?

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Many people are eligible for benefits under both the Social Security Disability Income program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). This dual qualification is referred to as “concurrent,” and here is the scoop on whether you qualify. Qualifying for SSDI and SSI Both SSDI and SSI use the same definitions for disabilities, which … Read more

You Receive SSDI – Can Your Child Get Benefits Too?

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If you have qualified for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits because of a disability that prevents you from working, your child may also be eligible for monthly cash benefits as a dependent of a disabled parent. These child benefits are known as auxiliary or dependent benefits. The child is known as an auxiliary beneficiary. … Read more

How an SSI Attorney Helps You Win Benefits

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Many people find themselves in the position of suffering with extreme medical conditions along with an inability to work. When these are your circumstances, you may apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – and you may also have been denied. But don’t give up. There are options for having your case reviewed again and reconsidered … Read more

Answering 5 Questions About SSI Benefits

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is often grouped with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but these are very different government programs and do not always apply to the same individuals or circumstances. Learn more about how SSI benefits work and what it takes to apply and qualify with the help of an SSI attorney. 1. Where … Read more

Are You Working Too Much to Get Disability Benefits?

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Disabilities include physical limitations, mental health challenges, chronic fatigue, or chronic pain – these and the hundreds of other conditions that qualify as a disability prevent people from successfully working full time. Still, everyone needs an income to survive, and plenty of people attempt to work as much as they can while also applying for … Read more

Do Veterans Receive a Fair Disability Evaluation?

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At the end of October 2023, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) voiced concerns before the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means to highlight injustices being experienced by United States veterans regarding the current disability evaluation process. Qualifying for aid is not an easy process for anyone – … Read more

5 Common Mistakes When Applying for SSDI

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Applying for Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) should be simple. Report your circumstances and provide medical evidence of your condition. Sounds easy, but there are many gray areas to interfere with getting approval after your initial application. Knowing ahead of time what to look out for and what to double-check can go a long way … Read more