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What Automatically Qualifies You for SSDI Benefits?

The application process for Social Security disability benefits can be daunting. The truth is, it really can be challenging. Extensive documentation will be necessary. You will not only need a substantial amount of documentation but a substantial amount of the right kind of documentation. There are, however, instances where an SSDI benefit applicant may automatically…

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How Does the SSA Determine If I Can Do My Past Work and Why Does it Matter?

There are two large federal programs that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. These programs are Social Security and Supplemental Security Income. The two programs have significant differences, but also some similarities as well. For instance, both of them are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both of them are only for individuals that…

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Social Security Survivor Benefits

Under certain circumstances, the family members of a disabled individual can receive Social Security benefits. For instance, Social Security survivor benefits can kick in after the death of a disabled worker. After death, the disabled worker’s spouse or dependents may be eligible to receive these benefits. Here, we will discuss more on what Social Security…

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How Do I Appeal My Disability Benefits Denial in Federal Court?

While many people may have their initial Social Security Disability benefits application denied, many more have success on appeal. There are several levels of appeals, including a request for reconsideration, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, and a decision rendered by the Appeals Council. Should efforts prove fruitless on these appeals levels, then there…

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Undercover Surveillance and Social Security Disability

Have you heard rumors that Social Security will investigate you if you are applying for or receiving Social Security disability benefits? While it is unlikely that Social Security will hire a private investigator or start combing through your online and social media presence, this could very well happen if a red flag has been raised…

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What Is the Elimination Period?

When you are out of work for an extended time due to a disabling injury or medical condition, it may seem that long-term disability benefits cannot kick in quickly enough. Medical bills piling up can be daunting under the best of circumstances. Add in the fact that you are unable to work due to your…

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Importance of Your Doctor in Your Disability Claim

Do you need to file for Social Security Disability benefits? A well-qualified support team can be essential in helping you successfully navigate this process. Your doctor will play a particularly significant role in your disability claim. While most people may be aware of the prominent role medical records will have in the process, the importance…

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