When Can Depression Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. For some depression severely and negatively impacts their ability to fully participate in activities of daily living and leaves them unable to work. Individuals who suffer severe depression may be eligible for social security disability benefits.

By |2022-06-27T18:29:18-05:00June 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on When Can Depression Qualify for Social Security Disability?

How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

Although there is only a 1 in 10 chance that you will win at reconsideration, it is a necessary step in the appeals process and, at the very least, sets the stage for an administrative hearing, where the approval rating increases to roughly 45%. Here are some steps you can take to increase the chance that you are the 1 in 10 who wins their SSDI reconsideration.

By |2022-05-24T16:13:03-05:00May 24th, 2022|Appeals, Application process, SSD|Comments Off on How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

The Social Security Administration(SSA) disability listings include 11 mental health conditions that are eligible for SSD benefits, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety. But it takes more than simply being diagnosed with a mental health disorder to be eligible for SSD benefits.

By |2022-06-06T13:56:56-05:00May 8th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

There are many reasons the SSA may deny a worker’s disability application, from lack of information to support a claim of disability to a determination that the disability isn’t severe enough. Below are some of the most common reasons a disability application may be denied.

By |2022-04-12T15:05:29-05:00April 12th, 2022|Application process, SSD|Comments Off on Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

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

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?