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Does the Biden Administration Have the Answer to SSDI Woes? July 13, 2021

President Joe Biden’s 2022 budget proposal will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) with a 9.7% or $1.3 billion increase in funding. The boost could go a long way toward addressing the pandemic-related challenges that SSA programs like Social Security read more

Working While Disabled: Could You Be Earning More? July 7, 2021

Workers who collect disability benefits can earn more in 2021 than in 2020 without losing their benefits. Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes adjustments to its Social Security programs, changing the amount of payment received by beneficiaries and read more

The SSDI Claim Processing Time is Getting Faster. Here’s Why June 21, 2021

The establishment of online video hearings has reduced the SSDI claim processing time. In the fall of 2020, the Social Security Administration (SSA) introduced an online video hearing option for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants. The virtual platform shortened read more

These Eye Problems May Qualify You For SSDI June 14, 2021

Conditions that cause complete or partial blindness can qualify people for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Contrary to the popular belief that only total blindness can qualify one for disability benefits, any form of vision loss that affects one’s ability read more

SSDI Denied? Here’s How to Fill Out Your Request for Consideration Form June 7, 2021

On the Request for Consideration Form or Form SSA-561, a person fills out his or her personal information and states why he or she disagrees with the Social Security Administration’s decision to deny him or her disability benefits. It is read more

Qualifying for Disability with Autism May 26, 2021

A person with autism can qualify for disability benefits if he or she can demonstrate the inability to meet the Social Security Administration’s threshold for gainful employment because of the condition. Medical records, financial records, and statements from family, friends, read more

Do This While You Wait for Your Disability Hearing May 17, 2021

It is important for a person to prepare notes, submit more medical records as well as written statements from people familiar with his or her disability and consult with a disability lawyer while waiting for a disability hearing. Preparation is read more

What Are Attorney Advisor Pre-Hearing Decisions May 11, 2021

Attorney advisor pre-hearing decisions are decisions made by attorney advisors after conducting certain pre-hearing proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) employs attorney advisors to approve some disability claims, helping reduce the workload of read more