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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.

Beyond long-term disability: Applying for SSDI benefits

Many jobs come with hazards that could cause serious, debilitating and permanent injuries. When an Anaheim resident suffers this kind of injury on the job, long-term disability benefits might not last as long as needed. When benefits are needed beyond long-term disability because an individual is no longer able to be in the workforce, applying for benefits from the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program might be the next step.

Gathering, presenting information to SSA is important

A couple of months ago, we wrote a post about the disability onset date. In that post, we outlined how the Social Security Administration will determine your disability onset date, which is integral to determining when you were officially "disabled," and thus agree upon when they can back date your payments.

Big changes afoot for Social Security in 2017

When you hear the words "Social Security Disability," it is easy to erroneously think that Social Security is all about people living with disabilities or without the means to work a full time job and, thus, are in need of financial benefits to aid them. But Social Security encompasses many other areas. Retirees need Social Security; children, in certain cases, need Social Security; people without financial means need Social Security.

Have questions during the SSDI process? Talk to an attorney.

People who are applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, or people who are studying up on the topic, are often left confounded and confused by how complicated the system is. There are a lot of rules and a lot of processes that need to be followed, and so it is only natural that anyone in this position would be left with a lot of questions. This is inherent to Social Security Disability Insurance. People want, and need, their questions answered.

How is SSDI eligibility determined?

Previously we discussed various mental disabilities that may be eligible for SSDI benefits; however, you may be wondering how the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines if an applicant is disabled and therefore eligible for benefits. There are five steps the SSA will go through.

Qualifying for benefits and appealing denied claims

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post about the disability onset date, and how this critical factor is a part of the application process for Social Security disability benefits. Today, we'd like to talk about the application in a general way. There are a lot of factors that go into an individual applying for Social Security Disability Insurance of Supplemental Security Income. Knowing this before "the grind" begins is critical to keeping your spirits up.

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