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How Long Does it Take to Get Disability Back Pay?

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If you are struck with an injury or illness that prevents you from working, your financial situation can quickly become untenable. As you rack up medical bills and other expenses, you may find yourself without a source of income. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), California State Disability Insurance (SDI), and private disability insurance benefits… Read More »

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Is Parkinson’s a Reason for Social Security Disability?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) issues Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to certain applicants with qualifying disabilities. Applicants may qualify if they suffer from a condition explicitly listed in the SSA’s Blue Book. Even if the applicant does not suffer from one of the listed conditions, they might… Read More »

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How to Prepare for Disability Hearing

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If your application for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits has been denied, you can pursue an appeal of the denial. Part of that appeals process is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The administrative hearing is a crucial part of the claims and appeals process, and… Read More »

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Can I Get Disability for Epilepsy?

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There are several different pathways to obtaining Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers certain conditions to automatically qualify an applicant for disability benefits, while other ailments may require additional proof of the severity of the limitations caused by the condition. Conditions that qualify… Read More »

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Who Can Attend Disability Hearings With Me?

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Applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be challenging and stressful. The application process is incredibly bureaucratic, and applicants often worry that a single misplaced word can rob them of the benefits they would otherwise be eligible to collect. Going through the process while already dealing with… Read More »

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What to Do if Your Disability Claim Has Been Denied

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Obtaining Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits is not a simple process. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the epitome of government bureaucracy, with many forms to fill out, deadlines to adhere to, and pitfalls to watch out for. An oversight at any step of the process can lead… Read More »

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Why Hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

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If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, or if you are appealing a claim denial, your chances are much stronger when you have a lawyer on your side. Social Security Administration (SSA) data has shown that applicants who are represented by an attorney are significantly… Read More »

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How Do I Appeal My Social Security Disability Denial?

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Applying for disability benefits is not the easiest process. Not only can the application review process take months, but many people are denied benefits based on their initial application even when they are ultimately eligible. You do not need to take a benefits denial at face value; you have the right to appeal. Although… Read More »

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Can the Government Take Away My SSD Benefits?

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Social Security benefits are meant to help disabled and elderly citizens with their basic needs. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are not bonuses awarded on top of an already-sufficient income. Nonetheless, under certain circumstances, even those benefits can be subject to collection and garnishment by the government. Continue reading… Read More »

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What Does Presumptive Disability Mean for Social Security?

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available for disabled and elderly people with low incomes to help pay for their medical expenses and general needs. Obtaining benefits, however, can be a chore; government agencies can take months to review an application before deciding whether to approve or deny an application. Certain applicants, however, may… Read More »

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