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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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Will Social Security Disability Pay for Home Healthcare?

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Most people are familiar with the social security retirement benefits that are available to qualifying individuals when they reach age 62. However, there are two other lesser-known social security benefits. They include Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, commonly referred to as SSDI and SSI. Knowing how these Social Security programs work… Read More »

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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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