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Should I restart my Social Security disability application?

Disability benefits offer a source of consistent income for you and your family, ensuring you have the money necessary to meet your financial obligations and everyday costs of living.

Being approved isn’t guaranteed though, which means you may have filed once and been denied. If you were denied benefits due to medical ineligibility, you can still try for disability again in the future.

Knowing when to refile can be confusing however. The following hints can help you decide when, or if, you should restart your claim.

What states have the highest disability approval rates?

Disability benefits are available to those who suffer from medical conditions that make it so they are unable to work. Paid through the Social Security Administration (SSA), disability benefits can help you cover costs associated with medical bills and living expenses.

The rate of approval for disability benefits varies from state to state, but there are certain tips you can try in an effort to boost your own chances for approval.

What forms do I Need to Apply for Disability Benefits?

When disability affects any member of a family, the financial impact can be great. Social Security disability programs can provide monthly support, ensuring the entire family has what it needs to get by.

The documentation you need when applying for benefits depends on your personal situation and your family dynamic. Here are just a few examples of the kinds of documents and information you’ll want to pull together before starting your disability application:

Medical Records and Doctors’ Statements

How Long Can I Not Work and Still Qualify for SSDI?

SSDI After Being Out of Work

If you are disabled and unable to work, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

These benefits can be used to help cover the costs of medical bills and your everyday living expenses.

There are two main forms of disability benefits: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is based on financial need, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on your employment history and paid into through taxes on your income.

What happens if I try to go back to work?

Going Back to Work

If you’re on disability, then you’ve come to count on your monthly benefits as a consistent source of income to pay bills and take care of everyday living expenses for your family.

The thought of trying to return to work may be exciting to you, but it can also be fear inducing if you’re uncertain how working will affect your benefits.

How do I Prove a Back-Pain-Based Disability?

If you suffer from a disabling medical condition, you may be able to receive financial assistance in the form of disability benefits. These benefits are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and can help cover the costs of medical treatment and everyday living.

Some conditions, such as severe back pain, may make it more difficult for you to prove your disability to the SSA. If you have a back-pain-based disability and are seeking to apply for disability benefits, there are certain factors you should be aware of.

The SSA's Blue Book

How can a Social Security attorney help me?

How Can An Attorney Help Me?

When you or a member of your family becomes disabled, the financial hardships imposed can seem overwhelming. The loss of income of a wage earner, the expenses of ongoing medical treatment, and concerns about everyday living expenses for your family are just a few examples of the worries you may experience.

Social Security disability benefits can be a viable solution.

Are Baby Boomers Affecting Social Security?

How will Baby Boomers Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you currently receive disability or if you may need to apply in the future, then you understand that these benefits can be essential to making ends meet as a family.

The prospect of anything causing benefits to decrease or disappear is a frightening one, but Social Security programs, including disability, are more secure than you might think.

Am I Going to Lose Benefits in 2016?

Are Disability Benefits Being Cut?

Disability benefits are available to Americans who are disabled or unable to work due to a medical condition. The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays disability benefits to help cover the costs of everyday living expenses and medical bills. Over the years, there has always been talk of disability benefits being cut due to the lack of government funding. A recent congressional act has halted this from happening in 2016.

File-and-Suspend Benefit Maximization for Couples

Social Security Changes affect File-and-Suspend Benefit Maximization for Couples

The “File-and-Suspend” method of maximizing Social Security retirement benefits has been used by married couples for decades. Recent budget bill changes passed by Congress however phase out this process by closing the “loophole” in Social Security regulations that allowed spouses to increase their Social Security income as a couple.

The File and Suspend Method Explained

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