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?

What is the Difference Between Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance

How can you best protect yourself in the event of an unforeseen accident or illness? Learn about Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance and your best available options.

By |2022-04-11T13:36:47-05:00April 2nd, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Disability Insurance and Social Security Disability Insurance

Are SSD Benefits Taxable?

One of the first questions people have when they’re approved for social security disability (SSD) benefits is: Will I have to pay federal taxes on my SSD benefits? The answer depends on the type of social security disability benefits received and the recipient’s other income.

By |2022-02-07T12:23:38-06:00February 5th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on Are SSD Benefits Taxable?

What Happens After You Get Approved for Benefits

First, congratulations! You can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing your monthly disability benefit check will soon be on its way. But you’re also probably wondering – what now? Here’s what to expect after you get approved for benefits.

By |2021-10-05T15:46:41-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Happens After You Get Approved for Benefits

What Money Can Be Taken from SSDI Payments and Social Security Payments?

Though in most circumstances creditors cannot garnish or attach to a disabled worker’s Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments and Social Security payments, there are still a few exceptions that disability claimants should be aware of when applying for benefits.

By |2021-08-19T15:23:42-05:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Money Can Be Taken from SSDI Payments and Social Security Payments?

HELP! The Bill Collector Wants To Garnish My SSDI Benefits!

If you're like most Americans receiving SSDI benefits, then these benefits can account for a sizable portion of your household income. These SSD benefits are an essential part of your life. Unfortunately, once a bill collector discovers that you receive SSD benefits, that collector may threaten to garnish the funds. Can they really do this? The answer is, it depends.

By |2021-08-19T15:17:10-05:00August 8th, 2021|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on HELP! The Bill Collector Wants To Garnish My SSDI Benefits!

What Not to Say at a Social Security Disability Hearing

Although Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings are less formal than traditional courtroom trials, they nevertheless cause many people to feel anxious or stressed. Here is what not to say at your SSD hearing (and how to soften the blow if you can’t avoid it).

By |2021-07-09T11:05:46-05:00July 8th, 2021|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on What Not to Say at a Social Security Disability Hearing

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 |2021-06-04T13:22:26-05:00June 4th, 2021|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Is The Timeline to Be Approved for SSI/SSD Benefits?

What forms must be completed during the SSD application process?

Applying for social security disability (SSD) means a lot of paperwork. Whether you apply online, over the phone or in person at your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office, there are a number of forms that must be completed in order to open an SSD case.

By |2021-05-21T12:21:42-05:00April 18th, 2021|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on What forms must be completed during the SSD application process?