6 Key Differences Between a California Disability Attorney and a Disability Advocate

Jason knew he should look at the big picture when working on his disability claim. But understanding what would happen as his case proceeded was a mystery to him. It made the ‘big picture’ hard to see. If you have never had a disability claim before, it can be difficult to know the difference between…

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Amid COVID-19 Restrictions, Social Security Rolls On

As they say in the entertainment industry, the show must go on. Even with the government shutdowns and coronavirus fears, people still need help from government agencies. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Social Security Administration staff continue working to make sure people get the benefits they need. Let’s look at some of the ways that Social Security…

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Does SSDI Treat Vision Conditions Differently Than Other Potential Disabilities?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit offered to qualifying individuals who cannot work because of a disability. For people with serious vision conditions or blindness, the rules are slightly different. One reason is that these rules can help blind workers continue working. In this article, we will look at how SSDI treats vision…

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Can I Get a Stimulus Check and SSI at the Same Time?

Since earlier this year, we have faced a lot of upheaval due to the coronavirus public health emergency. The situation has become especially worrisome for people receiving needs-based government benefits. You may welcome the economic stimulus checks offered by the federal government, but worry that you will lose your benefits. In this article, we will…

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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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