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Does my Work History Matter When Qualifying for Social Security Disability?

Benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) remove some of the financial strain from individuals and families when disability strikes. Eligibility depends on various factors though, including previous employment for adults who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Work history, including the kinds of jobs you’ve traditionally held, can also play a role in how easily you’re able to you’re eligible for disability.

How Long is the Disability Application Process?

Although the disability determination process can take a long time, many applicants don’t have any choice but to stick it out and fight for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). After all, these benefits can mean the difference between just scraping by each month and being able to cover the rent and pay other bills.

Can I get Evaluated by an Attorney for Free?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are only available to individuals with severe impairments. For those who qualify though, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) afford a level of financial support and security often otherwise outside the reach of disabled persons.

September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, a quarter of a million women worldwide are diagnosed with ovarian cancer — and each year, 140,000 women die from the disease. All women, regardless of race, economic status, location or health, are at risk for developing ovarian cancer.

However, with regular check-ups and knowledge of warning signs, ovarian cancer can be caught and stopped early on. This September, inform your-self and your loved ones about ovarian cancer and spread to word to help find a cure.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Hearing Loss Severity and Social Security

How severe does my hearing loss have to be to get disability benefits?

For millions of Americans, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) provides relief to those suffering from debilitating impairments. However intimidating the process may be, those with disabilities should always see if their impairments qualify them to receive benefits.

How Severe Does My Cancer Have to be to get Disability Benefits?

Social Security has benefitted millions of disabled Americans to date. For those suffering from debilitating illnesses such as cancer, Social Security can be an irreplaceable asset. But how can you tell if your cancer qualifies you for disability insurance?

Social Security’s Blue Book

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates all illnesses based on their “Blue Book”. This book is a collection of every disability the SSA recognizes as severe enough to qualify for benefits.

How Severe Does my Arthritis Need to be to Qualify?

How severe does my arthritis have to be to get disability benefits?

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) currently benefits millions of Americans and their families. However, many people who could benefit from the program are either unsure that they qualify or are intimidated by the process.

To see if your arthritis could qualify for SSDI, we must first understand how disabilities are evaluated

The “Blue Book”

August: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) can affect anyone. It is the leading genetic cause of death in children under 2 years old and affects up to 1 in every 6,000 people. And yet, many have never even heard of this disease.

August is SMA Awareness Month. To do your part, continue below to learn about SMA and how you can make a difference for those affected.

What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

SMA is a genetic disease that affects the nervous system, specifically the parts of the body that control voluntary movement.

Future Changes in SSDI/SSI Benefits?

Social Security has benefitted hundreds of millions of Americans since its start in 1935. From retirees to those suffering from debilitating disabilities, Social Security provides monthly funds to ensure as many people as possible have sufficient means to live. For many Americans, however, there is great worry about the future of the Social Security program.

Will there be any changes in the SSDI/SSI benefits program in the future?

Will SSDI Replace My Work-Related Income I Lost?

SSDI is a safety net for disabled workers and their families. These benefits offer financial support to help cover everyday living expenses and other costs when you’re unable to work due to severe physical and/or mental limitations.

Although SSDI can be a significant sum, it may or may not provide you the same amount of income each month to which you’ve been accustomed. It really depends on how much you earned when you were able to work prior to becoming disabled.


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