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Preparing for Your Telephone Disability Hearing

Sometimes, you can’t appear in person for your disability hearing or you have a preference not to appear in person. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began allowing disability applicants to appear via telephone. Video hearings are also available now. There is a different dynamic to having a telephone…

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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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What Steps Do I Need to Take to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration offers multiple programs in order to offer financial support to those with disabilities. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays out benefits to the disabled individual along with certain family members if the disabled person qualifies to be “insured.” Generally speaking, to qualify as insured, the individual must have worked…

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