Battling Cancer You May Be Eligible for an SSDI Compassionate Allowance

Battling Cancer? You May Be Eligible for an SSDI Compassionate Allowance

Luisa knew that chemotherapy would be difficult. She had no idea how hard it would be to continue working while she received aggressive treatment for her adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Her prognosis was poor. Shortly after treatment started, she took time to consider whether she was eligible for disability benefits. Luisa learned about SSDI Compassionate Allowance…

Federal Court Review The Final Step in a Long Appeal Process

Federal Court Review: The Final Step in a Long Appeal Process

Adam was exhausted. Not only was he suffering from a serious illness that prevented him from working, but he had also been battling with the Social Security Administration for months. His initial claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits had been denied, so he appealed. Denied at each stage of the appeal process, Adam…

Qualifying for SSI Expedited Payments

Qualifying for SSI Expedited Payments

Finding the right government benefit programs takes time. The requirements vary from program to program, and there’s a lot of information to understand quickly. When someone needs help now, learning the application process can take six months or more can be devastating. Emergency payments may be available through programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but…

What Will Happen at My Disability Interview

What Will Happen at My Disability Interview?

Applying for government benefits can be complicated, frustrating, and, yes, even a little scary. Your application must be complete, and you need to provide supporting evidence. However, when you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income, there’s another step:  your disability interview. Understanding what will happen at a disability interview may…

3 Important Facts You Need to Know About SSDI

3 Important Facts You Need to Know About SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides benefits to disabled workers, disabled widow(er)s, and disabled adult children. In fact, over 10 million people received SSDI according to December 2017 SSDI records. Most SSDI beneficiaries (86 percent) were disabled workers. Over 50% of benefit recipients were age 50 or over. It is undisputed that this sprawling government…

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Is Not Really a DIY Project

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Is Not Really a DIY Project

DIY projects are all the rage. Home improvement stores offer supplies and advice for building decks and fixing your plumbing problems. However, some things are too important to do without the advice of an experienced professional. For example, applying for Social Security Disability Insurance is not really a DIY project for several reasons: Understanding Rules…