Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders May Qualify for SSDI

Susan’s friends called her a “worrywart” because she always seemed worried about something. In time, she started having trouble sleeping, which lead to difficulty concentrating on tasks at work. No longer able to work, she sought medical help and learned she had several anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Next, Susan needed to find out if she…

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When Should I Apply for Disability?

Jason had many questions after learning his serious medical condition would prevent him from working. He asked friends and family for help getting to his doctor’s appointments. He asked the doctors what medical treatments he needed. And he asked everyone, “When should I apply for disability?” This was not a simple question, and he needed…

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Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Janelle could no longer work and wanted to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. She felt confused and overwhelmed by the whole process of applying for disability benefits. Janelle needed help but did not know where to turn. She knew she could hire a disability attorney or a…

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Disability or Not: How the Social Security Administration Processes Your Claim

It’s not always easy to know if you have a disability or not. How the Social Security Administration processes your claim may also be a complete mystery. In this blog, we will look at your disability claim through the eyes of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Application Process First, of course, you will complete…

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Substantial Gainful Activity and the Self-Employed Worker

The Social Security Administration (SSA) used “substantial gainful activity” on two separate occasions related to Sebastian N.’s disability benefits. First, Sebastian was deemed disabled because he was unable to continue working as a self-employed worker due to a medical condition. Later, Sebastian attempted to return to work, and his substantial gainful activity came into play…

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Will Remarrying Affect Your Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide millions of Americans the extra support they need. However, many people also receive support from their loved ones and spouses. What happens if you qualify for SSI while single, then set a wedding date? Will remarrying affect your Supplemental Security Income benefits, or will they go on…

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How to Apply for Disability Benefits

Many people may qualify as disabled, but don’t know how to apply for disability benefits. Just knowing the benefits are available is not enough – you have to go after them. For those living in California, three different forms of disability benefits are available. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers…

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