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. Watch our video and call us for more information.
Although no attorney can guarantee that the SSA will approve your application for social security disability benefits, some factors push the odds of approval in your favor.
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.
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.
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.
So you have received notice that you’ve won your SSD case and are entitled to social security disability benefits. Congratulations! Although the hard part is over, that doesn’t mean you no longer have to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here is what you can expect after winning your SSD case.
Do you know what the Social Security Blue Book is? Formally titled “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” it’s a list of disabilities that presumptively qualifies a claimant for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Blue Book is often misleading and misunderstood by people who apply for SS benefits. Many people come to us under the impression that they will be automatically awarded benefits because their diagnosis is in the book, but this list is extremely nuanced and has extremely detailed requirements. To learn more, watch the short video.
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%.
Eligibility for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is not automatic. The Social Security Administration has specific criteria, applicants must meet to qualify for SSD benefits. Learn more about qualifying for social security disability and supplemental security income with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
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.