What Is The Timeline to Be Approved for SSI/SSD Benefits?

Learn about the factors involved in receiving benefits from the SSA. A discussion of the timeline for SSI and SSDI benefits. Based on the timeframe for each phase of the application process, it can take anywhere from three months to almost three years to be approved for benefits.

By |2021-03-17T16:14:03-05:00March 15th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Is The Timeline to Be Approved for SSI/SSD Benefits?

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 |2021-01-19T14:38:18-06:00January 19th, 2021|Blog, SSD|1 Comment

Social Security Disability Hearing – How to Find Your Administrative Law Judge

Our website includes a searchable database that lets you check the approval and denial rating of every ALJ in the country. Although there is no guarantee that your application will be approved, knowing the ALJ’s approval rating before the hearing can help you (or your disability attorney, if you hire one) better strategize how to present your case.

By |2020-12-02T14:24:40-06:00December 5th, 2020|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Social Security Disability Hearing – How to Find Your Administrative Law Judge

Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

Here are the 4 most common ways to win an SSD and SSI case due to a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak. If you or a loved one is suffering from a CSF leak and has questions about navigating the Social Security process we can help.

By |2020-12-02T13:54:31-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Blog, SSD, SSI, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

Why Search Your Judges Name before Your Hearing

We recently added to our website a very helpful section entitled Judge Search. The main reason to search your judge is to see what percentage of the time your judge issues favorable decisions. The current national average for favorable decisions is 44%.

By |2020-11-20T14:53:26-06:00November 20th, 2020|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Why Search Your Judges Name before Your Hearing

What is Each Person’s Role at a Disability Hearing?

For most disability applicants, an administrative appeal is their first real chance at having their disability application approved. See who must be present at a disability hearing and what specific role each person has to play. Understanding that can help alleviate your fears.

By |2020-11-16T14:17:45-06:00November 16th, 2020|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What is Each Person’s Role at a Disability Hearing?

Can Certain Disability Payments and Workers’ Compensation Affect Your Social Security Benefits?

While individuals can receive multiple benefits based on their disability status, certain payments can affect the amount of their monthly social security disability benefit. These other benefits may cause your monthly benefit amount to be reduced or eliminated. Here’s how receipt of certain disability payments and workers’ compensation payments can affect your SSD or SSI benefits. 

By |2020-11-10T17:59:20-06:00November 10th, 2020|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Can Certain Disability Payments and Workers’ Compensation Affect Your Social Security Benefits?