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What Accidental Injuries Can Result in Disabilities?

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.

By |2022-03-16T15:38:19-05:00March 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What Accidental Injuries Can Result in Disabilities?

Retirement and Social Security Disability

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.

By |2022-03-10T17:00:33-06:00March 5th, 2022|Blog, SSD|1 Comment

Partial Disability v. Total Disability

If you are unable to work due to a disability or medical condition, you’ve likely considered applying for disability benefits. But the type of disability benefits you may be eligible for depend on whether your disability is classified as partial or total and how it affects, or is expected to affect, your future ability to work.

By |2022-02-25T14:54:13-06:00February 25th, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Partial Disability v. Total Disability

Are SSD Benefits Taxable?

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.

By |2022-02-07T12:23:38-06:00February 5th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Are SSD Benefits Taxable?

What are Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings?

The rulings fall into two main categories. Social Security Rulings set a precedent on how to apply the law. Acquiescence Rulings detail how the SSA changes its policies after a ruling by a US Court of Appeals. Read on to learn more about both of these topics.

By |2022-01-20T17:16:41-06:00January 15th, 2022|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What are Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings?

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

What is the Purpose of a Function Report for Social Security Disability?

When you apply for social security disability you will be required to complete a Function Report (Form SSA-3373-BK). The purpose of the Function Report is to provide the Social Security Administration with information about how your disability affects your ability to perform everyday functions.

By |2022-01-05T14:22:05-06:00January 4th, 2022|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on What is the Purpose of a Function Report for Social Security Disability?

What Is A Consultative Exam In The SSD Application Process

You provided the Social Security Administration(SSA) with detailed medical records from your treating physician as part of your Social Security Disability application. The information contains a medical source statement, statement of diagnosis, medical and treatment notes, and laboratory tests and other imaging that supports your disability. Why then is the SSA requiring that you undergo a consultative exam? What exactly can you expect during one?

By |2021-12-20T14:26:31-06:00December 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Is A Consultative Exam In The SSD Application Process