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What Veterans Should Know About Applying for SSD Benefits

If you’ve been awarded VA benefits through the military, there is no automatic approval process to obtain SSD benefits. The VA and Social Security have different processes for proving benefits for disabled individuals. When reviewing for VA eligibility, they review the application in the light most favorable to the veteran. The Social Security Administration, on the other hand, does not review their applications in that same light. To learn more, watch this short video.

By |2022-01-19T17:28:53-06:00January 10th, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on What Veterans Should Know About Applying for SSD Benefits

What Is A Consultative Exam In The SSD Application Process

You provided the Social Security Administration(SSA) with detailed medical records from your treating physician as part of your Social Security Disability application. The information contains a medical source statement, statement of diagnosis, medical and treatment notes, and laboratory tests and other imaging that supports your disability. Why then is the SSA requiring that you undergo a consultative exam? What exactly can you expect during one?

By |2021-12-20T14:26:31-06:00December 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Is A Consultative Exam In The SSD Application Process

How Do You fill Out A Third Party Function Report In A Social Security Disability Case?

Don’t allow third parties to fill them out because I have never seen a Third Party Function Report used to help a claimant get approved for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration(SSA) uses them to deny claimant’s benefits. These third parties are not part of the case and they do not have to be.

By |2022-01-05T14:20:07-06:00October 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on How Do You fill Out A Third Party Function Report In A Social Security Disability Case?

Guidelines for Answering a Social Security Function Report

Our firm has been helping claimants receive Social Security Disability benefits for over 25  years. In our experience, there are details that can help or hurt you when completing paperwork during the process. Here is a video and some guidelines for you to use when answering questions contained in a Social Security Function report.

By |2022-01-05T14:23:30-06:00October 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Guidelines for Answering a Social Security Function Report

What You Need to Know Before You Hire A SSD Attorney

Hiring a disability lawyer to handle your case can significantly improve the chance of your claim being approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Though claimants are not required to hire an attorney to represent them in disability cases, statistics show claimants represented by lawyers are more likely to be approved for disability benefits. As a result, it is important to make sure the disability lawyer you hire is skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to advocate for you.

By |2021-10-05T16:24:34-05:00October 4th, 2021|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What You Need to Know Before You Hire A SSD Attorney

The Top Five Reasons to Hire a SSD Attorney vs. a SSD Advocate or a Representative for your Social Security Disability Case

There are many services that offer assistance to those with disabilities and illnesses to help them obtain SSD benefits. Here are the most important reasons why you should hire a SSD Attorneys over an advocate or representative.

By |2021-09-07T18:20:35-05:00September 7th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on The Top Five Reasons to Hire a SSD Attorney vs. a SSD Advocate or a Representative for your Social Security Disability Case

What Money Can Be Taken from SSDI Payments and Social Security Payments?

Though in most circumstances creditors cannot garnish or attach to a disabled worker’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments and Social Security payments, there are still a few exceptions that disability claimants should be aware of when applying for benefits.

By |2021-08-19T15:23:42-05:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Money Can Be Taken from SSDI Payments and Social Security Payments?

HELP! The Bill Collector Wants To Garnish My SSDI Benefits!

If you're like most Americans receiving SSDI benefits, then these benefits can account for a sizable portion of your household income. These SSD benefits are an essential part of your life. Unfortunately, once a bill collector discovers that you receive SSD benefits, that collector may threaten to garnish the funds. Can they really do this? The answer is, it depends.

By |2021-08-19T15:17:10-05:00August 8th, 2021|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on HELP! The Bill Collector Wants To Garnish My SSDI Benefits!

What Should You Know About The Federal Appeals Process for A SSD Case?

Appealing a denial of Social Security Disability (SSD) can be a long and stressful process. However, the last step in the appeals process is the level where most disability applicants are ultimately awarded benefits. Before giving up on your case, consider appealing your denial to a Federal District Court.

By |2021-07-27T17:29:31-05:00July 25th, 2021|Appeals, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Should You Know About The Federal Appeals Process for A SSD Case?