Ask a Social Security Lawyer: What Is My Onset Date?

Trying to file your own disability claim can become a real headache. Taylor discovered this as she attempted to submit a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The forms and supporting documents were a little confusing. The real problems occurred when she ran across terms that related to when her disability occurred. So,…

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7 Surprising Facts About Supplemental Security Income

You probably know someone who receives benefits from the government. After all, nearly 52 million people in the United States get some form of means-tested government assistance every month. One of these programs is called Supplemental Security Income, which may be unfamiliar to you. Let’s look at some surprising facts about Supplemental Security Income. #1. …

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Ask a Social Security Attorney: Will My Application for SSDI Be Approved?

You’re probably already worried – about your health and your financial situation. Being unable to work because of a disabling condition has to be one of the most stressful situations you could encounter. Then, applying for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a nightmarish maze of instructions, regulations, and requirements. While…

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Back Pain May Qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

Some serious medical conditions are obvious from the start. Others develop over time. For example, your back might twinge every so often or ache after certain activities. Eventually, though, the pain intensifies. Suddenly, it’s happening every day, and it becomes impossible to work. At some point, your back pain may qualify for Social Security Disability…

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How Transferable Skills Affect Your Disability Claim

People often classify jobs are ‘skilled’ or ‘unskilled.’ If you have filed for disability benefits, or you are thinking about it, someone may have told you whether your skills can ‘transfer’ or not. However, you have not been told how ‘transferable skills’ might affect your disability claim. As an example, we will consider how the…

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