Category: Social Security Disability

How Your Date Last Insured Impacts Your Social Security Disability Benefits February 6, 2020

An applicant’s date last insured plays an important role in determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. During their working years, people pay FICA taxes, earning them coverage for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. If they suffer read more

Can You Get Disability Benefits for Epilepsy? January 21, 2020

People who suffer from epilepsy may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures or periods of unusual sensations or behavior. Those with epilepsy may suffer from a range read more

How Medical-Vocational Grid Rules Impact Your SSDI Claim January 15, 2020

The Social Security Administration implements the medical-vocational grid rules to make disability determinations when applicants do not meet a medical impairment listing. When their conditions match the criteria set out in the Social Security “Blue Book,” people may automatically qualify read more

Qualifying for Disability Benefits While Working January 6, 2020

Continuing to work while awaiting a decision on Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits could affect applicants’ eligibility. When a disabling condition that keeps them from working strikes, few people have the necessary resources to keep themselves read more

What Evidence Does the SSA Need to Make a Disability Determination? December 16, 2019

Claimants must submit sufficient evidence that demonstrates their impairment and the severity of their condition when applying for disability through the Social Security Administration. Medical records, a personal statement, a completed questionnaire about their ability or inability to perform daily read more