How Social Media Impacts Your Disability Claim.

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You wouldn’t think that having a LinkedIn account could be a problem, but sometimes, it can. Like when you are applying for or receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). Social Media Accounts and Disability Benefits. According to several recent articles, social media monitoring is a growing practice. It is becoming increasingly more common for insurers or … Read More

Will Your Claim Be Denied if You Don’t Follow an Aggressive Treatment Plan?

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An issue that frequently comes up in Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) cases is a claimant’s medical treatment plan. The Treatment Trap. As we have frequently noted in our blog, it is always important for disability claimants to seek regular medical treatment for their conditions. This is important not only for the health and wellbeing of … Read More

2 Factors That Can Improve Your Mental Health Claim.

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The number of people with mental disorders, (excluding mental retardation) applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) has increased dramatically over the years. According to one study (McAlpine and Warner 2001) between 1991 and 1999 the number of people who received SSDI benefits because of a mental disorder grew by more 75 percent. Yet it still … Read More

What Makes Mental Health Claims Difficult To Win.

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Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) are available for both physical and mental conditions that are severe and disabling. If you are living with a condition, or combination of conditions, that prevents you from working full-time or on a consistent basis, you can apply for disability benefits—regardless of whether your condition is physical or a mental one. … Read More

Doing This One Thing Can Ruin Your Chances of Getting Disability Benefits.

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Not much can ensure that you will be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), but some things can almost guarantee that your claim will get denied. Here is one of them. Waiting Too Long To Apply for Disability Benefits. A number of things can derail your application: incomplete information, missing medical records, gaps in your medical … Read More

2 Things You Should Do To Make Sure Social Security Has Evidence of Your Disability.

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While no one can promise you that your disability claim made to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) will be approved, there are certain things that you can do to improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome. One of those things is to make sure that the SSA has the … Read More

Administrative Hearing Demystified.

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Ever wonder what really happens at an administrative law hearing? The Disability Hearing. Because most people have never been through the legal process before, going to an administrative hearing after being denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) can be a frightening prospect. But it doesn’t need to be. The administrative hearing is the legal proceeding where … 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

Are Doctor’s SOAP Notes Just Clean Fun?

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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 for your condition(s). Past medical … Read More

I Know What Pepsi is, But What is C.O.L.A?

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If you have never heard of C.O.L.A., you might just think it is a sugary drink that goes well with hotdogs and a Kansas City Royals game. Not quite, but a C.O.L.A just might get you in to see the game. Cost of Living Adjustment. C.O.L.A. stands for “Cost of Living Adjustment.” Every year, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) adjusts … Read More