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SSD: What are medically determinable impairments?

Those in Anaheim who suffer from a disability may want to apply for disability benefits, to help make ends meet financially. However, in order for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to approve a Social Security disability claim, a certain set of specific criteria must be met. It can be greatly difficult to know what qualifies and what doesn't -- and the legal nuances involved can prove to be very complex. Often, it requires the careful examination of the situation before it can be determined whether a person has a valid Social Security disability claim. Attorneys in Anaheim are available to assist with this process.

Don't let the SSD application process overwhelm you

If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance you or someone you love is suffering from a serious illness, injury or medical condition and you may be wondering whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has developed two programs designed to help Americans who are seriously disabled and are unable to maintain gainful employment.

Can you work if receiving Social Security Disability benefits?

If you're receiving Social Security Disability benefits, it can be unclear whether you can go back to work and what your income restrictions might be if you want to continue collecting benefits. The Social Security Administration has several programs to assist the disabled back into the workforce, without pressure to work beyond your disability. 

Discussing the difference between SSI and SSDI

The Social Security Administration has two distinct programs geared towards providing financial relief to disabled Americans who qualify. Before we go into the differences, the two primary factors remain the same. The condition must be serious enough to prevent you from maintaining gainful employment, and the condition must last at least a year or be expected to end in death.

What is a 'closed period of disability' for SSDI purposes?

This blog has previously discussed some of the basics of applying to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. This program is intended to help those California workers who have previously paid into the Social Security fund through their FICA tax withholdings and are now unable to work for a long period of time. The idea is that people unable to work due to a disability will get some portion of their wages for the time they are disabled to help make ends meet. We've also touched on the fact that these applications can take some time to be adjudicated. So, what happens if the disability ends before the application is decided upon?

Longer wait for Social Security Disability Benefits possible due to federal hiring freeze

The Social Security Disability Insurance appeals may get even worse given the federal hiring freeze that has been recently executed. As per the month of May 2016, the average waiting period for an appeal processing was 526 days - according to the inspector general of Social Security Administration. 1.1 million people were waiting for their appeals to be processed.

When might one's application for SSD benefits be expedited?

Sometimes when a person in Anaheim is struck with an extremely serious illness or injury, they need to seek Social Security disability benefits and have their application processed as quickly as possible. The Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowances program offers a means of expedition with regards to the processing of a person's application for SSD benefits. This program recognizes that certain medical conditions are so severe that they automatically meet the SSA's definition of what constitutes a disability. However, the Compassionate Allowances program is not a separate entity from the SSDI program.

Uptick in disability benefit claims attributed to aging workforce

Social Security disability benefits are a safety net for individuals in Anaheim and across the nation who have been working but then suffered a severe injury or illness and now are unable to earn more than $1,130 monthly. These benefits help those in need make ends meet during a time when they are otherwise not able to support themselves financially. Back in 1990, less than 2.5 percent of Americans were receiving Social Security disability benefits. However, by 2015 the number of Americans receiving Social Security disability benefits rose to 5.2 percent.

SSD benefits could help those who suffered a disability in 2016

For some, 2016 was a year marked with joy and celebration. New babies were born, marriage vows were said, promotions were granted, and life was good. However, for some in Anaheim, 2016 brought a serious injury or illness, causing emotional and financial stress on top of the physical pain and suffering endured. Sometimes these injuries and illnesses kept a person from working, in some cases permanently. When one is left unable to earn a living wage, they may find it difficult to meet their basic living expenses.

The challenges related to diagnosing psoriatic arthritis

One of the forms of arthritis out there is psoriatic arthritis. This type of arthritis is connected to the skin condition psoriasis. There are various things that can prove frustrating for those who suffer from psoriatic arthritis.

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