Category: Social Security Disability

What to Expect During Your Video Hearing October 12, 2020

Knowing what to expect before sitting down for a video disability hearing with the Social Security Administration can help claimants put their best feet forward and improve their chances of approval. If the SSA denies people’s initial applications for Social read more

Special SSDI Programs for Wounded Warriors October 7, 2020

The Social Security Administration has programs in place to help wounded warriors get the disability benefits they need. As of 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that one-quarter of the nation’s 4.7 million veterans had service-connected disabilities. For some, read more

Were You Asked to Undergo a Consultative Exam for Social Security Disability? September 14, 2020

A consultative examination from the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires someone seeking disability benefits to get an additional physical or mental health examination, The exam is used to prove that they truly cannot work. Knowing what to expect at an read more

3 Things to Know About the Compassionate Allowances Program September 7, 2020

Applying for Social Security disability benefits is often a lengthy process, but the Compassionate Allowances program can help people with certain conditions speed up claims processing so they get their benefits more quickly.  Qualifying Conditions To get a compassionate allowance, read more

Can I Keep Disability Benefits While Living in Another Country? March 17, 2020

Social Security disability recipients may continue to collect their benefits, even while living overseas. Those with long-term or permanent disabling medical conditions may receive financial assistance through the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. read more

Will Accepting Financial Help Impact My Eligibility for Social Security Disability? March 5, 2020

Receiving financial assistance may affect people’s eligibility to receive disability benefits. The Social Security Administration employs two disability programs that pay benefits to those with disabling injuries or medical conditions – Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. When read more

The Disability Blue Book: Is Your Condition Listed? February 18, 2020

Having a medical condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s eligible listings may help Social Security Disability Insurance applicants receive the benefits they need. When people develop disabling medical conditions that keep them from working, they may apply for SSDI read more

Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? You May Qualify for Disability February 12, 2020

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Like some other forms of cancer, ovarian cancer may require aggressive treatment, which can take a heavy toll on women’s bodies and may keep them from working. read more

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