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To be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) you must be able to prove that your disabling condition is current and continues to interfere with your ability to work full-time or on a consistent basis. To do this, you need to have medical records that document your current condition and treatment […]

As you may have learned from one of our previous blog posts, making sure that you have the correct Alleged Onset Date (“onset date” or “AOD”) of your disability when you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), is critical. The Date You Allege You Became Permanently Disabled. To quickly review, […]

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) it is vital that you get one thing right: your Alleged Onset Date (“onset date” or “AOD”). The date you put down on your application as your AOD can influence whether or not you are awarded benefits, and it is critical […]

Most people will agree that applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) can be difficult and frustrating. Although you can now apply online, the process is still time-consuming and can be confusing. So before you get started, it is a good idea to know what to expect or, better yet, to have […]

There are many medical and psychological conditions that are so debilitating that they can prevent a person from being able to work full-time or consistently enough to support oneself. Obesity can be such a condition. Obesity used to be a listed condition for purposes of Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) but the […]

After you have applied to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) should you call to check up on your claim? If you did not apply for disability benefits with the assistance of experienced social security disability counsel, the short answer is “yes.” Here are 2 good […]

Applying for Social Security Administration (“SSA”) disability benefits for your disabled child is no less complicated than applying for disability benefits for yourself. Here’s a brief description of what you can expect when it comes to applying for disability benefits for a child. Disabled Children Under 18. Disabled children who are under 18 (from birth […]

One thing you can count on when it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) is that from application to award, you are going to do a lot of waiting. Social Security’s 5-Month Waiting Period. For SSDI claims, there is a 5-month waiting period for which no benefits are paid. It […]

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) hear that they don’t need to have an attorney to file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) so they do not hire an attorney to represent them. However, when it comes to Social Security disability law, it is rarely […]

Many people who apply for Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) will end up appealing the denial of their claim by way of an administrative hearing. At your hearing there will be a Vocational Expert (“VE”). The VE is an expert in jobs and employment duties. His […]