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

How to Restore Disability Benefits December 11, 2019

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries who stopped receiving benefits may have them restored through expedited reinstatement. The Social Security Administration may stop people’s benefits for any number of reasons, including improved medical condition or earnings above read more

What Types of Income Impact My Disability Claim? December 6, 2019

Some types of income and benefits may affect Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claims. People who cannot work as a result of a long-term or permanent disabling medical condition may qualify for benefits through the Social Security read more

SSDI Backlog: 5 Ways to Move Ahead November 20, 2019

The current SSDI backlog consists of approximately 800,000 disability cases. Claimants wait an average of 538 days for their disability hearings. Through the Quick Disability Determinations and Compassionate Allowances programs, and by requesting an on-the-record decision, submitting thorough records and read more

SSDI Benefits: How Much Will You Receive? November 13, 2019

Social Security Disability Insurance awards paid by the Social Security Administration are based on applicant’s ages and earnings history. The amount of money people who qualify for SSDI receive every month is unique to each recipient. Knowing how much they read more

Getting SSDI Benefits After a Car Accident November 7, 2019

Those injured in motor vehicle accidents may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Car crashes can leave people with serious physical and mental injuries. While some heal with treatment and time, others have lasting effects that may keep read more

How Social Media Can Jeopardize Your SSDI Claim October 24, 2019

The Social Security Administration is considering using applicants’ social media accounts when evaluating disability benefit applications. Whether to stay in touch with family or friends, for personal or professional networking purposes or to connect with like-minded people around the world, read more

4 Factors That Could Cause Your Disability Benefits to End October 14, 2019

Factors, including returning to work, medical improvement, reaching retirement age, and criminal convictions or institutionalization may result in the termination of people’s Social Security Disability benefits. As of December 2016, more than 10.1 million people across the U.S. received SSDI read more

How the SSA Evaluates Pain in Disability Cases October 4, 2019

The Social Security Administration currently uses a two-pronged process to evaluate chronic pain when making disability determinations. It involves identifying if claimants’ have medically determinable impairments and assessing the limitations resulting from claimants’ pain. While chronic pain is subjective is read more

Getting SSDI if You’re Self-Employed September 16, 2019

People who are self-employed may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The Social Security Administration bases benefit determinations for self-employed workers on their medical impairments and whether their disabilities prevent them from engaging in substantial gainful activity. read more