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One of our claimants—let’s call her Kathleen – was confused and concerned when she got a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that stated she had met the medical requirements for disability benefits, but the non-medical requirements of her claim still needed to be reviewed before a decision could be made. SSA asked her [...]Read more
You may do a lot of things online: check the weather; shop for deals; research medical conditions. Why not apply on your own for disability benefits online too? It may seem simple enough to click through the online Social Security Benefit Application, fill in the answers, and then hit “send.” But there’s nothing simple about SSA’s questions…Read more
Pete was a carpenter by trade but one day he fell on his back. He didn’t recover well…his doctor told him he could never go back to carpentry work and advised Pete to apply for …Read more
The Social Security Administration,in an effort to save budget dollars, is suspending the mailing of earnings statement until the fall…Read more
My answer to this question is yes, you can. However, it is complicated. You’re implying you’re ready, able and willing to work…but you’re disabled and can’t work…Read more
Thousands of people with disabilites are waiting months to get through an appeal of their denied disability case. If you are one of them, or are in disbelief that you were denied in the first place, you may think that…Read more
How good are you at telling your story to Social Security about how your disability impacts your life? This is what you must do when you apply…Read more
Federal programs help Americans get through tough times. Without them, things could be a lot worse. Americans are hurting. And many citizens out of work are turning to…Read more
In these tough times more people with disabilities are applying for Social Security disability benefits. We are using technologies to improve their experience at the beginning of the process…Read more
Your medical history is vital to proving eligibility for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits. Unless you have a life-threatening condition that qualifies you for compassionate allowance consideration, you must provide very detailed medical documentation to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your symptoms meet SSA’s definition of a disability.
Whenever I’m asked this question I say, if you have a medical condition that is severe enough to prevent you from working, then you should apply right away…Read more
It took two and half years for my husband to get approved for disability benefits. This difficult experience got me thinking that there had to be a better way to help people get through the process…Read more
Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit Restores $500 Million in SSI and SSDI Benefits to Deserving Disabled
A California class action lawsuit against the Social Security Administration, Martinez v. Astrue, has led to a federal court settlement to restore $500 million in wrongfully suspended SSI and SSDI disability benefits to eligible beneficiaries…Read more
If you have few resources and limited income but have worked and paid into Social Security in the past, you could get benfits from both SSI and SSDI…Read more