Can A Newborn Qualify For Disability?

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Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a benefit paid to workers who are no longer able to work due to a disability. To qualify you have to meet both a medical standard, and show you have earned enough work credits. The medical element of the case is largely determined by the proof you provide from your treating physicians, outlining your … Read More

Information You Need For A Disability Appeal

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If you are disabled and applied for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), but the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your application you may be wondering what step to take next. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for applications for benefits to be denied on the first go around, but fortunately it is also not uncommon for people to gain approval … Read More

What If My Disability Is Not Visible, Can I Still Get Benefits?

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Disabilities come in many shapes and sizes. Your condition is unique to you, and as long as you are limited by the disability you suffer from, you could qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees this program and awards benefits based on findings that workers have become or are so disabled as to not … Read More

Common Mistakes Made On Disability Claim Forms

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Filing for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a complicated process. First, you are probably feeling overwhelmed just at the thought of not being able to work anymore and second, you are now staring down a lot of paperwork that can be confusing. It is important to get the facts straight and provide the right information when you apply for … Read More

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