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Can I Get Social Security Disability For Dyslexia?

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Qualified applicants who suffer from a debilitating condition can obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Determining which conditions qualify as properly “disabling,” however, can be a tricky prospect. Some conditions are listed in Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines, while others are not explicitly covered but may be the basis for SSDI benefits if… Read More »

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Are Neurological Disorders Covered by Social Security Disability?

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for otherwise qualified applicants who suffer from a diagnosable, debilitating illness. While most people think of physical ailments such as paraplegia or blindness when they think of obtaining disability benefits, there is a wide range of conditions that can qualify a person for SSDI. Below, we… Read More »

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Am I Eligible For A Lump Sum Disability Payment?

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Obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be an excruciatingly slow process. Applicants can be left without a paycheck and with mounting medical bills while they wait for a decision from the Social Security Administration (SSA). For that reason, many applicants wonder if they can get their benefits in the form of a… Read More »

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Does Bipolar Qualify For Social Security Disability?

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Qualifying individuals who are either aged 62 or older or who suffer from a disability can apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. SSD benefits are available for individuals who suffer from physical as well as mental disabilities; benefits are not restricted to applicants who have a physical ailment. Demonstrating a qualifying mental health… Read More »

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What Are Compassionate Allowances?

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Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a challenge. The process can be long and arduous, as the government vets and re-vets applications while succumbing to its own administrative delays and complications. In the meantime, deserving applicants are faced with mounting medical bills, limited income, and uncertainty about… Read More »

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Can Anxiety Qualify You for Social Security Benefits?

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Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available for qualifying individuals who are either at least 62 years old or who suffer from a disability. Applicants often think that “disability” requires a physical impairment, such as blindness, deafness, or paralysis. The Social Security Administration (SSA), however, recognizes that mental health disorders can be equally debilitating…. Read More »

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Is it Possible to Receive SSDI Benefits Under The Age of 50?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is an insurance program available to qualified workers who become disabled and unable to work. SSDI is available to eligible workers regardless of their means, so long as they satisfy the work credit and disability thresholds. Workers over age 50 have an easier time obtaining SSDI benefits, but even… Read More »

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What Does a Social Security Disability (SSD) Approval Letter Look Like?

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD or SSDI) is a payroll-tax-funded federal insurance program. The program is intended to provide supplemental income for people who are physically unable to work as a result of a disability. Securing coverage through SSD can be a difficult project, requiring the applicant to jump through a number of legal… Read More »

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What Do I Do if My Disability Claim Is Denied for PTSD?

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious, debilitating psychological disorder suffered by a large percentage of combat veterans, as well as many other Americans regardless of military service. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), around 7-8 percent of the U.S. population will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Severe… Read More »

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The Appeals Council Denied My Administrative Appeal. Can I Appeal That Denial?

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As we recently discussed, if your application for Social Security benefits has been denied, you have the right to pursue an appeal. Your first step is to pursue reconsideration. If your application is denied upon reconsideration, you can then seek review by an administrative law judge (ALJ). If the ALJ renders an unfavorable opinion,… Read More »

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