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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Ask a Disability Lawyer: What Is Light Duty Work and Why Does it Matter?

Sometimes you have specific questions to ask a disability lawyer. You need answers from someone who knows! For example, your doctor may mention the term ‘light duty work’ to you. This term might seem challenging to define, especially if you are receiving disability benefits. Being cleared for ‘light duty work’ is an important distinction that…

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