What Is The Timeline to Be Approved for SSI/SSD Benefits?

Learn about the factors involved in receiving benefits from the SSA. A discussion of the timeline for SSI and SSDI benefits. Based on the timeframe for each phase of the application process, it can take anywhere from three months to almost three years to be approved for benefits.

By |2021-03-17T16:14:03-05:00March 15th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Is The Timeline to Be Approved for SSI/SSD Benefits?

Why Search Your Judges Name before Your Hearing

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%.

By |2020-11-20T14:53:26-06:00November 20th, 2020|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Why Search Your Judges Name before Your Hearing

What is Each Person’s Role at a Disability Hearing?

For most disability applicants, an administrative appeal is their first real chance at having their disability application approved. See who must be present at a disability hearing and what specific role each person has to play. Understanding that can help alleviate your fears.

By |2020-11-16T14:17:45-06:00November 16th, 2020|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What is Each Person’s Role at a Disability Hearing?

Who Determines Disability and How?

If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to provide a source of income. People who apply for disability usually have many questions and knowing the answers can help make the application process a little less stressful.

By |2020-09-21T17:13:35-05:00September 21st, 2020|Appeals, Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on Who Determines Disability and How?

How to Get Your Medical Records When Applying for Disability Benefits

The majority of social security disability applications are denied for insufficient medical information. Getting your medical records isn’t difficult, but there are some things to know ahead of time to make the process easier.

By |2020-09-14T17:34:06-05:00September 14th, 2020|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on How to Get Your Medical Records When Applying for Disability Benefits

How a Social Security Attorney Can Help You Win Disability Benefits

While you can apply for social security disability benefits on your own – which many people do – having an experienced attorney on your side greatly increases the chance that your application will be approved. Here’s how.

By |2020-09-08T13:40:31-05:00September 8th, 2020|Appeals, Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on How a Social Security Attorney Can Help You Win Disability Benefits

When to Hire a Disability Advocate or Lawyer

The best time to hire a disability attorney or disability advocate is before you begin the SSD application process. Though both disability attorneys and disability advocates know what information would best support your SSD application and can help you prepare for appeals, disability attorneys usually have more experience and training with trial prep, trial practice, and understanding legal precedent that could help during an appeal. 

By |2020-08-24T20:56:35-05:00August 24th, 2020|Application process, Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on When to Hire a Disability Advocate or Lawyer

I Was Denied Disability Benefits for Lack of Medical Evidence – Now What?

If your social security disability application was denied for lack of medical evidence, don’t panic! There are steps you can take to improve your chances of approval.

By |2020-07-27T21:44:30-05:00July 27th, 2020|Appeals, Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on I Was Denied Disability Benefits for Lack of Medical Evidence – Now What?