Is A Traumatic Brain Injury Considered A Disability?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps a list of conditions that are considered disabilities, for the purposes of awarding Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). The conditions are contained in the blue book and some are granted automatic approval while others must be accompanied by solid medical proof of your disability. Even if you do not have one of the conditions … Read More

How Personality Disorders Are Treated For Purposes Of Disability

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides monthly benefits to retired workers, disabled workers, surviving spouses and children, and others. These benefits help people make ends meet by providing a steady stream of income, but in order to receive payments you do have to qualify. One program that causes a lot of confusion and urban myths is the Social Security Disability … Read More

What Happens If I Ask For Reconsideration Of My Disability Claim?

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Workers who have become disabled have the option of filing for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Many of the applications received are denied when initially presented, but this is not the end of the road for the worker. There is a reconsideration and an appeals process. Fortunately, many applicants receive approval at one of … Read More

What Are My Chances At A Disability Appeal?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits are paid to disabled workers who are able to prove a disability. Many applications are denied when first filed, leaving workers with the choice to seek reconsideration and even file an appeal of the denial. The timing can be tight, so you need to act fast to make sure you do not miss important … Read More

Why Having Work Credits Is Important For Disability Claims

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Thousands of disabled workers receive benefits in the form of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) every month. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the governmental agency in charge of paying out benefits, and the money comes from the social security taxes workers pay in over time while working. These taxes are also used to pay social security retirement benefits to … Read More

How To Read Your Social Security Work Credit Statement

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To get Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) you have to have earned enough work credits to qualify. The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps track of your work history, and it is important for you to understand how to read the statement showing how much you have worked. In years past the statements were mailed to you, but now the information … Read More

Do Gender Differences Matter for Disability?

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Gender identification is a hot topic in the news today, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. All over the globe people are deciding which gender to identify with, and both the public and private sector are responding with changes from things like public restrooms to what box you check off on a form. With so much … Read More

What Is A Disability Freeze?

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If you cannot work due to a disability and need to apply for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) you may first want to check your work history. In addition to proving a disability, you also have to have accumulated enough work credits to qualify for benefits. Credits are earned as you work, and the more work history you have the … Read More