What Happens When a Non-Attorney Advocate Handles Your Claim

What Happens When a Non-Attorney Advocate Handles Your Claim

In California, an applicant for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits who needs help can choose between two options: hire a non-attorney advocate or hire an attorney. Obviously, there are differences between the two. There are things a non-attorney advocate cannot do. When a non-attorney advocate handles your claim, you may not receive the level of…

My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

My Brother and I Both Have Arthritis. Why Does He Get SSDI and I Do Not?

Martin and his brother, Louie, both suffer from arthritis. Both are unable to work to support themselves. However, only Louie receives Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, although they both applied. Why does Louis get SSDI and Martin doesn’t? Let’s look at how the Social Security Administration makes this kind of decision. General Requirements Needed to…

I'm Ready to Retire. What Happens to My SSDI?

I’m Ready to Retire. What Happens to My SSDI?

Disability can strike at any age. Fortunately, people unable to work due to a disability can apply for benefits. One disability benefit for workers comes from the Social Security Administration: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). But what happens to SSDI benefits when a benefit recipient retires? What is full retirement age? That depends on when…

How Will I Receive My Social Security Disability Insurance Payments?

How Will I Receive my Social Security Disability Insurance Payments?

Bills have been piling up for months. Medical treatment is expensive, and your income stopped the day you could no longer work. It’s a relief, learning your disability claim has been approved. But you may be left wondering when and how you will receive your Social Security Disability Insurance payments. The Application Process People applying…