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

Explaining Work History on Your SSD Application for Benefits

One way the SSA evaluates whether your disability prevents you from working is by conducting a thorough examination of your work history. You submit work history information on the Work History Report. Here’s what the SSA is looking for, and how to complete the form to improve the chance your disability application is approved.

By |2022-10-27T13:14:21-05:00October 22nd, 2022|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Explaining Work History on Your SSD Application for Benefits

Social Security Disability and Mental Health Disorders

The application process for SSD benefits is not easy. It is estimated that less than 40% of all SSD applications are approved. Furthermore, the application process is a lengthy one. For mental health disorders, investigators will likely be even more selective. Therefore, people should consider meeting with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney to prevent unnecessary problems from occurring.

By |2022-10-21T16:20:23-05:00October 12th, 2022|Blog, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Social Security Disability and Mental Health Disorders

Are Pensions Affected by SSDI Benefits?

When you apply for SSDI, the Social Security Administration calculates the amount of your possible monthly disability benefits based on your work history. The SSA may reduce the amount you receive in some cases if you have other sources of income. Specifically, Social Security may lower your disability payments if you receive certain types of pension payments. To learn more watch our short video.

By |2022-08-26T14:39:09-05:00August 25th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Are Pensions Affected by SSDI 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 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 Can I Get With Social Security Disability?

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.

By |2022-05-17T04:55:45-05:00May 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Other Benefits Can I Get With Social Security Disability?