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Posts tagged "Social Security Disability"

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.

What is the 'disability onset date' and when is mine?

It may seem like an insulting topic on some level, but the Social Security Administration will always try to figure out a disabled person's "disability onset date." This is the date when the individual living with the disability became unable to work as a result of his or her disability. Of course, to the subject of this scenario, the date is all too real -- and in fact, they may have been dealing with the effects of the disability far before the official disability onset date.

Why hire an attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Sometimes, people are hesitant to hire an attorney because they fear that it will cost too much. However, the attorney is vital for making sure that everything goes right the first time when you apply for social security disability benefits. Statistically, an attorney on your side greatly increases the chances of you getting approved. By contrast, representing yourself increases the likelihood of getting denied, which leads to wasted time and money when you have to repeatedly apply for these benefits. 

On mental illness and Social Security disability claims

One of the most frustrating things about going through the Social Security process is that many people who are disabled and need the benefits provided by the Social Security Administration are well aware of how their disability limits them and constrains their life. They live with the effects of the disability every day. To them, their disability is obvious, and the proof of such a disability should be just as obvious too.

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