What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in one or more parts of the body, usually the arm(s) and/or leg(s). Lymphedema can range in intensity from mild to severe. But is it severe enough to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Here’s what you should know about lymphedema and SSD benefits before you apply. Watch our video.

By |2022-11-18T15:24:06-06:00November 7th, 2022|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

Working Seasonally and Applying for SSD Benefits

A lot of people take seasonal jobs. Workers of various ages and abilities can earn extra money, get job experience or turn a temp job into a permanent position. If you are currently on SSD benefits, you need to be careful about taking a seasonal position. Watch our video to learn more.

By |2022-11-18T15:22:23-06:00November 4th, 2022|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on Working Seasonally and Applying for SSD Benefits

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?

What is Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI)?

RSDI provides monthly benefits to retirees, disabled workers, and/or their surviving dependents. Though called Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance, the program comprises three distinct programs. Eligibility for each program, as well as the monthly benefit amount paid under each, depends on different factors, including the age when benefits begin, work history, and the recipient’s status.

By |2022-07-25T17:02:36-05:00July 22nd, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What is Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI)?

What is a Social Security Disability Award Letter?

A Social Security Disability award letter, or notice of award, is the formal letter received from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Disability Determination Services (DDS) office that informs you that you are eligible to receive disability benefits. Watch our video to understand how to review for mistakes your Notice of Award.

By |2022-07-28T17:34:51-05:00July 20th, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What is a Social Security Disability Award Letter?

What You Should Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

When you receive a notice that the SSA will conduct a CDR, don’t panic; it doesn’t necessarily mean that your benefits are in danger of ending. In fact, far from it – more than 90% of applicants who undergo a CDR are approved for continued benefits. Having a basic understanding of how CDRs work, and what information you will be expected to provide, can help increase those odds. For more information watch our short video.

By |2022-07-13T17:41:41-05:00July 12th, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

What Other Benefits Are Available to SSDI Recipients?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal benefits program that makes monthly payments to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Depending on whether you have other sources of income that monthly benefit may not be enough to live on. Thankfully, there are other benefits that SSDI beneficiaries may be eligible to receive.

By |2022-07-07T13:24:03-05:00July 5th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Other Benefits Are Available to SSDI Recipients?