How Obesity Affects Social Security Disability Claims

Obesity is a prevalent health concern in the United States, affecting millions of individuals and presenting unique challenges. For those grappling with severe obesity, the impact extends beyond physical health, often impacting daily activities and overall quality of life. In the realm of Social Security Disability claims, the consideration of obesity as a disabling condition…

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Social Media During the Disability Claim Process

Once you file for disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may look into your social media profile. In this article, we’ll explore how this can impact your claim. We will also discuss best practices for using social media appropriately during the disability claim process. Social Media and the Disability Claim Process We use social media…

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Medical Records Are Key in Your SSDI Application

In your application for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) wants to know about your physical or mental disability. They will review your application for confirmation that your disability prevents you from working for at least a year. What are they looking for in particular? The SSA wants objective medical evidence that clearly supports…

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What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

When you are disabled and trying to untangle the web of jargon associated with Social Security benefits, it is easy to become frustrated. The terminology is confusing and often difficult to decode. Even the most basic questions regarding what benefits you may qualify for can be enough to send you through a loop. We hope…

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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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