Why Was I Denied Disability When I Can’t Work?

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits but have been denied, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in the majority. Social Security Disability Statistics For the year 2013 alone, there were over 2.6 million applications for Social Security Disability benefits. It was one of the largest years for Social Security Disability benefit applications […]

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Can I Receive Benefits for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football?

Those who play football in high school, college or on a professional team can be subjected to many types of injuries — from sprains to broken bones to concussions. However, there is new evidence surrounding a condition that results when people, football players in particular, receive multiple concussions. It’s called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also referred […]

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Why Would I Stop Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

As a whole, most people who are given Social Security Disability benefits can continue to receive them for years or even for a lifetime. However, there are several scenarios in which benefits may be stopped. What Is Social Security Disability?  Eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is based on an individual having paid enough […]

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Who Can Help Me Find Work to Supplement My Benefits?

There is a common misconception that once you apply for or begin receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, you’re no longer allowed to work. However, the reality is you can still work — you’re even encouraged to work if you are able. This doesn’t mean it’s always easy to find a job if you have […]

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Tips for Applying for Disability

If you suffer from a severe physical or mental health disorder preventing you from working, you may qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance program, Supplement Security Insurance (SSI) program, or other funds from the federal government designated for those who are too sick to work. However, applying for disability benefits is not […]

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First Steps When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you’re hurt on the job or otherwise become disabled, you may be eligible for supplemental income from the Social Security Administration thanks to the taxes you’ve paid during your career. The Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs can help you continue to live your life in comfort as you make adjustments to […]

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Your Guide to SSI and SSDI: What Are Social Security’s Disability Programs?

Disabled Americans have access to a wide variety of federal benefits that can help pay bills when a disability prevents them from working. Whether you’ve had a disability since childhood or were disabled through an accident or illness, you may be able to take advantage of federal programs that will keep you from being destitute. […]

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Are You Eligible for SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance helps eligible applicants maintain a portion of their income when an accident or injury prohibits employment. Although many people know conditions as diverse as back pain and cancer make claiming benefits possible, other health conditions are also eligible. Common SSDI Claims There’s more than a 30 percent chance that you will […]

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How Inheritance Affects SSI and SSDI

When planning your wealth legacy, you may have considered leaving assets to a loved one with special needs. Although this generous act can positively influence your loved one’s lifestyle, there are potentially serious consequences. If you have named a loved one who is eligible for disability payments as a beneficiary in your will, you need […]

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What Will Happen at My Disability Appeal Hearing?

What Will Happen at My Disability Appeal Hearing? If you applied for Social Security disability benefits and received a denial letter, you must file an appeal if you want to continue pursuing benefits on your claim. Since approximately 65% of all disability claims are not initially approved, the hearing process is a relatively common one. […]

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