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What to Say (and Not Say) at Your Disability Hearing

Although it often comes as a big disappointment, initial Social Security disability claims are commonly denied. Fortunately, there is greater success when appealing denied claims. After your claim is denied, you will be able to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Your day in court can be a great opportunity to get…

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SSDI Eligibility Requirements

Being unable to work can be incredibly stressful. Without gainful employment, what is a person to do to pay for even the most basic of needs such as food and housing? Those who are disabled and unable to work often rely on programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to make ends meet each…

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The Reopening of Social Security Offices

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has put serious restrictions on the in-person services it offers. This is, of course, in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, protecting both employees and the public at large. It has been difficult, however, for those looking for SSA assistance….

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Statute of Limitations and Veterans Social Security Disability Claims

Veterans, like civilians, who suffer from an illness or an injury that prevents them from retaining gainful employment can apply for Social Security disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. There are, however, some unique considerations veterans need to account for when applying for Social Security disability benefits. For instance, some disabled veterans may be…

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Online Social Security Hearings: What You Need to Know

Back in March 2020, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the temporary closing of its hearing offices because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of these office closings, the SSA started offering online video hearings to accommodate the change in circumstances. While online hearings proceed the same way as in-person hearings did, there is definitely some…

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The Expansion of the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance Program

Social Security disability benefits are available to qualifying individuals who are suffering from severe medical impairments. These benefits can be a critical resource for those struggling financially due to medical conditions preventing individuals from retaining gainful employment. While these benefits can provide much-needed support to disabled individuals across the country, they can be quite difficult…

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