Disability Benefits During COVID: Is COVID-19 Considered a Disability?

Those diagnosed with COVID-19, particularly those who were unable to work, frequently ask whether the diagnosis makes them eligible for social security disability (SSD) benefits. See the answer.

By |2020-10-08T11:53:37-05:00October 8th, 2020|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Disability Benefits During COVID: Is COVID-19 Considered a Disability?

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

Benefits of Receiving Social Security Disability as a Disabled Veteran

Roughly 1.1 million of veterans have a disability rating of 70% or greater, which greatly interferes with their ability to work. For these veterans, VA disability benefits may not be enough to make up for lost income. In these cases, they may be eligible for social security disability (SSD) benefits.

By |2020-08-31T14:46:22-05:00August 31st, 2020|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Benefits of Receiving Social Security Disability as a Disabled Veteran

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

Can You Apply for Disability Benefits with Narcolepsy?

We’re frequently asked whether narcolepsy is a disability that can qualify for social security disability (SSD) benefits. The answer is yes, though it’s more difficult than with other disabilities.

By |2020-08-12T22:11:44-05:00August 12th, 2020|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, SSI, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Can You Apply for Disability Benefits with Narcolepsy?

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?