What to Look for When Choosing a Disability Attorney.

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You’ve heard the statistics that say the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) denies a whopping 70% of all Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) claims submitted to them. Maybe you’ve already had your claim denied. You understand that the disability process can be a confusing, complicated and difficult maze to try to navigate. You realize that trying to do … Read More

Why Does Disability Lead to Depression?

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Depression is one of the most common disability claims made on applications to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). Depression comes in many forms and can be caused by any number of things. Depression or severe depression can be caused by, or make worse because of, a person’s disability. Why? Loss. … Read More

A Few Tips on How To Cope With a New Disability.

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One of the most difficult challenges you may face in your life is adjusting to life with a disability. Sometimes we don’t really appreciate how lucky we are to be healthy. Then when our health is gone, we obsess about what we have lost. While you can’t go back in time and change what has happened, you can still move … Read More

Over 65 and Disabled? You Can Still Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits.

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If you are over 65 and no longer able to work full-time (i.e., are disabled), you might be wondering whether you can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) or whether you should just go ahead and apply for your Social Security retirement benefits. In today’s post we’ll give you some things to consider if you are … Read More

How To Improve Your Chances of Approval Before You Even Apply for Disability Benefits.

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If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you may in fact be disabled but unless the evidence in the Social Security Administration’s hands (“SSA”) supports permanent disability, you will not be awarded disability benefits. Before you ever apply for disability benefits, here are a few things you can do to improve your chances … Read More

What is the Difference Between SSDI and Veteran’s Disability Benefits?

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2018 marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I. Veteran’s Day will be celebrated on November 11, 2018. Sometimes the disability benefits program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) gets confused with the Social Security Administration’s (“SSA”) Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) program. However, the two programs are significantly different. The … Read More

Is it Possible for Your Family Members to Qualify for Disability Benefits?

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If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) it is possible that your family members could receive benefits too. Many people do not realize that in certain circumstances, family members can receive SSDI benefits. These benefits are referred to as… Auxiliary Benefits. Let’s get one confusing point about auxiliary benefits straight right away. For your family … Read More

2 Things You Can Do to Stretch a Dollar When You are Living on Disability Benefits.

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Most of the time it’s not easy to make ends meet. Given the cost of living and the fact that most Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) checks are less than $2,000 a month, when you are living on SSDI, it can be nearly impossible. There are the regular financial belt-tightening things you can do of course, like … Read More

Can a Stay-at-Home Mom Get SSDI Benefits?

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Given that one of the requirements for getting Social Security Disability Insurance benefits  (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) is that you must have worked for 10 of the past 15 years at a job that pays into the social security system through FICA taxes, if you are a  stat-at-home-mom how can you qualify for SSDI? Well, here are a few ways. … Read More