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Social Security disability reconsideration

Navigating the Social Security disability claims process can be challenging for some. In some cases, it is possible to not successfully pass the initial claim stage. In fact, a large majority of cases do not make it through the initial claim stage. Understandably, for many in Anaheim this can be devastating. After all, many rely on Social Security disability benefits to make ends meet. Thankfully, there are certain steps these people can take if they are denied Social Security.

Mental health and Social Security disability

There are many reasons why Anaheim residents may find themselves unable to work. Whatever the reason, not being able to work can put a person in a very challenging place financially. Thankfully, for some, it is possible to obtain Social Security disability in order to help pay for the everyday necessities. However, not everyone is eligible for these benefits, and sometimes it is not easy to know whether or not someone qualifies.

Medical evidence needed for Social Security disability

Some Anaheim residents may have passing familiarity with Social Security disability insurance. However, many may not know the ins and outs surrounding SSDI -- how to apply for it, what medical conditions qualify, what kind of benefits one might be entitled to, and more. The process of applying for SSDI is not always straightforward. Sometimes, many complexities may come into play.

SSD: What are medically determinable impairments?

Those in Anaheim who suffer from a disability may want to apply for disability benefits, to help make ends meet financially. However, in order for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to approve a Social Security disability claim, a certain set of specific criteria must be met. It can be greatly difficult to know what qualifies and what doesn't -- and the legal nuances involved can prove to be very complex. Often, it requires the careful examination of the situation before it can be determined whether a person has a valid Social Security disability claim. Attorneys in Anaheim are available to assist with this process.

Don't let the SSD application process overwhelm you

If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance you or someone you love is suffering from a serious illness, injury or medical condition and you may be wondering whether you qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration has developed two programs designed to help Americans who are seriously disabled and are unable to maintain gainful employment.

Can you work if receiving Social Security Disability benefits?

If you're receiving Social Security Disability benefits, it can be unclear whether you can go back to work and what your income restrictions might be if you want to continue collecting benefits. The Social Security Administration has several programs to assist the disabled back into the workforce, without pressure to work beyond your disability. 

Discussing the difference between SSI and SSDI

The Social Security Administration has two distinct programs geared towards providing financial relief to disabled Americans who qualify. Before we go into the differences, the two primary factors remain the same. The condition must be serious enough to prevent you from maintaining gainful employment, and the condition must last at least a year or be expected to end in death.

What is a 'closed period of disability' for SSDI purposes?

This blog has previously discussed some of the basics of applying to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. This program is intended to help those California workers who have previously paid into the Social Security fund through their FICA tax withholdings and are now unable to work for a long period of time. The idea is that people unable to work due to a disability will get some portion of their wages for the time they are disabled to help make ends meet. We've also touched on the fact that these applications can take some time to be adjudicated. So, what happens if the disability ends before the application is decided upon?

Longer wait for Social Security Disability Benefits possible due to federal hiring freeze

The Social Security Disability Insurance appeals may get even worse given the federal hiring freeze that has been recently executed. As per the month of May 2016, the average waiting period for an appeal processing was 526 days - according to the inspector general of Social Security Administration. 1.1 million people were waiting for their appeals to be processed.

When might one's application for SSD benefits be expedited?

Sometimes when a person in Anaheim is struck with an extremely serious illness or injury, they need to seek Social Security disability benefits and have their application processed as quickly as possible. The Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowances program offers a means of expedition with regards to the processing of a person's application for SSD benefits. This program recognizes that certain medical conditions are so severe that they automatically meet the SSA's definition of what constitutes a disability. However, the Compassionate Allowances program is not a separate entity from the SSDI program.

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