The SSA establishes strict standards for medical evidence, including the use of acceptable medical sources. SSD applicants in Chicago risk claim denial if they fail to provide adequate evidence from an acceptable medical source. To learn more watch our short video.
So you have received notice that you’ve won your SSD case and are entitled to social security disability benefits. Congratulations! Although the hard part is over, that doesn’t mean you no longer have to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here is what you can expect after winning your SSD case.
If your income was your family’s sole or primary source of support, you may worry whether those benefits will be sufficient to cover your monthly expenses. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to receive other benefits to supplement what you receive from social security disability.
To qualify for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, applicants must meet each of the criteria listed in the SSA’s disability blue book, with appropriate imaging to support the diagnosis and its negative effect on the ability to work. Do you suffer from Spinal Stenosis and are you considering applying for SSD Benefits? Learn more about the process in this blog post.
For Social Security disability claimants deep in the appeals process, a Social Security Disability Hearing in federal court is the last stop on the road to obtaining disability benefits. So what makes for a good case in federal court such that you have a shot at winning your appeal?
How can you best protect yourself in the event of an unforeseen accident or illness? Learn about Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance and your best available options.
We recently added to our website a very helpful section entitled Judge Search. The main reason to search your judge is to see what percentage of the time your judge issues favorable decisions. The current national average for favorable decisions is 44%.
Whether you can receive retirement and SSDI benefits depends on what you mean by “retirement”. For SSDI purposes, retirement means benefits paid through the SSA. Yet Social Security retirement benefits are not always the only benefit people receive when they retire. Pensions or 401(k) plans through an employer also pay benefits at retirement. While many people generically refer to each of these as “retirement” benefits, for purposes of receiving both SSDI and retirement benefits, they are very different.
Though not a guaranteed solution, there are steps SSD applicants can take that may potentially help them avoid the disability backlog and decrease the time it takes for the SSA to approve their application.
One of the first questions people have when they’re approved for social security disability (SSD) benefits is: Will I have to pay federal taxes on my SSD benefits? The answer depends on the type of social security disability benefits received and the recipient’s other income.