woman with chronic pain in her wrist

What Conditions Qualify for Long Term Disability?

If a serious illness or injury prevents you from going to work, then you may be able to access short term or long term disability benefits. While short term benefits are meant to help provide income replacement immediately following the serious illness or injury, long term benefits are meant to help provide financial support should…

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woman with anxiety disorder

Will an Anxiety Disorder Qualify You for Disability Benefits?

Most people immediately begin thinking about physical limitations when disability is mentioned. There is, however, a variety of disabilities that relate to mental and emotional capabilities. Mental and emotional disabilities can limit a person’s ability to retain gainful employment just as much, and more in some cases, than a physical disability. The Social Security Administration…

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Disabled man visiting attorney to help with SSD claim.

How Do I Get Disability Benefits?

If you have a disabling condition that will prevent you from substantial gainful activity, work, for at least 12 months, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. SSD benefits can provide critical financial support to those prevented from working due to a disabling condition. In order to access SSD benefits, however, you…

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Social Security Disability Claim

How Long Can I Receive Disability Benefits?

Receiving notice that your application for Social Security disability benefits has been approved can cause a wave of relief to wash over you. After all, being disabled to the point where you are unable to retain gainful employment can be very stressful on a number of levels. During the application process or after approval, you…

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Attorney showing client what he should expect at his federal district appeal.

What to Expect at Your Federal District Appeal

A significant number of applications for Social Security Disability benefits are denied each year. This may come as a surprise to many potential applicants. Should an application be denied, there is the option of pursuing an appeal by attending an informal hearing in front of an administrative law judge. Should this prove unsuccessful, there may…

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Social security disability application on top of computer.

Common Disability Application Mistakes to Avoid

It may be surprising to hear, but the majority of applications for Social Security Disability (SSDI and SSI) benefits are initially denied. The reasons for denial can be wide in range. In certain instances, however, a denial may be in large part due to a mistake on the part of the disability applicant. Here we…

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Someone filling out a social security disability claim.

Does SSI or SSDI Pay More?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is tasked with overseeing two programs meant to aid the disabled in covering costs of living. These two programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Those disabled individuals who have qualifying work credits and have made FICA contributions may be entitled to SSDI benefits. SSI…

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