Applying for SSDI with a Temporary Disability

Although you cannot receive SSD benefits for partial disability, it is possible to qualify based on a temporary disability. For SSD purposes, “temporary disability” doesn’t mean a short-term disability – it means a disability or medical condition you are expected to eventually recover from. So long as the disability has lasted, or is expected to last, 12 months or more, you are eligible to apply for SSD benefits. Here’s what you need to know before deciding to apply.

By |2023-01-13T12:06:46-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility|Comments Off on Applying for SSDI with a Temporary Disability

Can You Collect Unemployment Benefits and Receive SSD Benefits

It could take almost two years before your SSD application is approved and you begin receiving benefits. The low initial approval rates combined with the lengthy wait times mean that many people who are unable to work apply for unemployment benefits to bridge the gap. While it is possible to obtain SSD benefits while receiving unemployment, some issues could complicate the process.

By |2022-08-24T15:29:37-05:00August 20th, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on Can You Collect Unemployment Benefits and Receive SSD Benefits

Is Diabetic Neuropathy / Peripheral Neuropathy an Official Disability?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can affect many bodily functions, though it most often affects the nerves in the lower extremities, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet. For some, the effects of diabetic neuropathy are mild; for others, they are debilitating. If you were diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits.

By |2022-08-11T16:39:17-05:00July 25th, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Is Diabetic Neuropathy / Peripheral Neuropathy an Official Disability?

Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

The Social Security Administration(SSA) disability listings include 11 mental health conditions that are eligible for SSD benefits, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety. But it takes more than simply being diagnosed with a mental health disorder to be eligible for SSD benefits.

By |2022-06-06T13:56:56-05:00May 8th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

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.

By |2022-04-21T15:03:01-05:00April 15th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

What Eye Problems Qualify for Disability Benefits

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.

By |2022-03-21T16:54:39-05:00March 21st, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What Eye Problems Qualify for Disability Benefits

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