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Resources for People Applying for Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Tue, 09/28/2021 - 14:04

If you have a disability that prevents you from working for at least 12 months you may be eligible to receive disability benefits after filing your application with the Social Security Administration (SSA). It is important you fill in the application form correctly and provide all the supporting medical information which proves you are disabled. Applying for disability benefits is not an easy task but there are some resources available that can help you through the application process.

Guide for Caregivers For Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits On Behalf of Their Loved Ones

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 09/12/2021 - 18:09

Being a caregiver for a loved one with a disability can be challenging. If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one and they can no longer work, then they may be able to qualify for disability benefits and you as a caregiver are able to apply on their behalf. Here is a guide for applying for disability benefits on behalf of a loved one.

How to Find a Social Security Disability Attorney Near Me

Submitted by rsg on Fri, 09/03/2021 - 10:13

Are you applying for a disability benefit from the Social Security Administration (SSA) or appealing a denied benefit decision? You may have decided that you need professional legal advice but are unsure how to find a disability benefit lawyer near you. A Social Security disability attorney may help improve your chances of obtaining a benefit through the SSDI or SSI claim process, so you will be relieved to know that there are several ways of finding a disability lawyer in your area. These ways are explored in more detail below.

A Guide to Understanding Why Your Disability Claim Was Denied

Submitted by rsg on Mon, 08/30/2021 - 08:33

Thousands of people who become disabled every year and submit a claim for disability benefits have their claim denied after the initial application. There are many reasons for this, including lack of evidence proving you are disabled and unable to work for at least 12 months, insufficient medical documentation proving you are disabled and cannot work and your medical condition which is causing your disability is not in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book listings.

8 Eye Problems Qualify That For Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 05/20/2021 - 19:36

Few conditions impact your ability to work than eye problems. While many people dealing with visual disorders believe that you have to be totally blind in order to qualify for disability benefits, the truth is any significant degree of vision loss can affect your ability to work and make you eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 04/25/2021 - 16:24

As a disease that gradually weakens bones, osteoporosis is especially harmful to the spine, wrists, and hips. Osteoporosis afflicts millions of Americans, with older women at the highest risk of contracting the disease. Risk factors include family history and possessing low bone density.

Referred to as a silent disease, preventing the advancement of osteoporosis requires a bone mineral density test to detect the presence of bone deterioration.

States Where Disability Benefits Are Most Common

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 17:41

There are disabled individuals across the country. Regardless of the state in which an individual lives, he or she will apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

There are many factors that go into being awarded disability benefits, so the process can vary slightly from one state to the next. The states with the highest populations have the most people receiving disability benefits. Those totals are different in comparison to the highest proportion of people.

How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/13/2020 - 14:41

You’ve worked hard all your life and now you’re living with a disability that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment. This is why the federal disability benefits programs are in place: to help people who meet their living expenses when a serious condition impacts their ability to support themselves and their families.

Common Mistake: Waiting Too Long to Appeal Your SSD Claim

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/06/2020 - 19:02

The Social Security Administration (SSD) denies a majority of claims submitted by applicants. This means there is a good chance the SSA will deny your claim. If the SSA denied your claim, you cannot afford to delay the filing of an appeal.

The SSA typically gives applicants 60 days to file an appeal. If you fail to file an appeal before the SSA-mandated deadline, you have to start over with the application process. Starting over with the application process means you might lose the right to receive the financial assistance you need to pay medical bills and daily living expenses.

Applying For Disability During Social Security Administration (SSA) Closing

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:02

During states of emergency that are being declared across the country, many offices are closing. These offices include Social Security Administration (SSA) offices. These closures are for the safety of the general public as well as the employees of the SSA. If you have a disability, you will want to get your disability claim underway. However, you should know that you cannot receive disability benefits because you have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.