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.
Learn about the actions a claimant can take to appeal a denial of SSD benefits. Find out about the appeals process and the appeals council. Watch our video for more information.
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?
Do you know what the Social Security Blue Book is? Formally titled “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” it’s a list of disabilities that presumptively qualifies a claimant for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Blue Book is often misleading and misunderstood by people who apply for SS benefits. Many people come to us under the impression that they will be automatically awarded benefits because their diagnosis is in the book, but this list is extremely nuanced and has extremely detailed requirements. To learn more, watch the short video.
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.
To qualify for disability benefits due to an eye disorder you must be able to show that the condition is expected to last 12 or more months. Here are common eye problems that may qualify for disability benefits.
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%.
Many of the accidental injuries lead to short- and long-term disabilities. In fact, 25% of 20-year-olds can expect to be out of work for at least one year or more due to a disability, potentially making them eligible for social security disability insurance benefits.
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.