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Can My Social Media Posts Affect My Disability Claim? Eric Fri, 05/21/2021 - 15:44

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) which administers social security disability insurance (SSDI) and supplementary security income (SSI) benefits has recognized the roles social media like Facebook and Instagram can play in making decisions about disability benefit applications.

Many applicants don’t necessarily want their friends to know they are disabled so may feature themselves as being more able than they really are.

8 Eye Problems Qualify That For Disability Benefits rsg 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).

4 Common Questions To Prepare for at your ALJ Hearing

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 05/20/2021 - 14:20

If you have applied for Social Security Disability and have been denied during the initial or secondary reviews, then you’ll need to appeal the determination. This means your case will be reviewed by an administrative law judge and you’ll be required to testify at the disability hearing.

For most people, this is quite the intimidating prospect. After all, a lot hinges on the judge’s decision. Knowing what to expect, including the kinds of questions you’ll need to answer, can calm your nerves a bit and allow you to better prepare for testifying.

4 Tips to Help Win a Disability Reconsideration SJS Thu, 05/20/2021 - 09:37

With the Social Security Administration (SSA) denying a majority of claims for disability benefits, applicants have to go through a four-step appeals process to receive financial assistance. The first step of the appeals process is called Social Security disability reconsideration. If you had your disability claim denied, you should learn more about how the disability reconsideration process works.

June 6th is National Cancer Survivors Day Eric Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:27

When cells begin to divide rapidly and eventually spread throughout the body, cancer has begun to develop. Cancer takes on many forms, as well as different levels of severity.

If you suffer from cancer, you might qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits. The key is to submit convincing evidence that cancer has negatively impacted your ability to make a living.

SSA 2020 Average Hearing Processing Time Eric Wed, 05/05/2021 - 16:50

The saying goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” For 2020, the dark, heavy cloud came in the form of a once-in-a-century pandemic. What was the silver lining in the 2020 cloud?

Social Security Administration (SSA) processing times have declined for Americans that submitted Social Security disability claims.

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month rsg 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.

How can I stay afloat while waiting for Social Security benefits?

Submitted by Chris on Tue, 03/02/2021 - 14:41

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Are you asking yourself if you should file for unemployment or Social Security disability benefits? The disability application and review processes are time consuming. If you’ve been denied benefits and can't work then the wait can be even longer, as you will need to file an appeal. Making ends meet while you wait for a decision can be challenging. There are resources available for you to help you stay afloat and earn income while waiting for disability approval.

How Common Are Disability Benefits For Vision Loss SJS Mon, 01/25/2021 - 09:42

The SSA publishes data on what conditions qualify for disability. According to this data, in 2019 there were more than 110,000 workers who received disability benefits because of vision loss or blindness. The claims process is complex, and you must provide detailed documentation to support your vision loss.

3 Advantages of Qualifying for SSDI SJS Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:46

There are always some workers who either don’t know their entitlements when they fall sick or have suffered an injury, or are too afraid to file a claim. However, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks if you qualify for disability benefits.  The top 3 advantages of qualifying for SSDI are: (1) increased monthly income, (2) vocational rehabilitation (3) Medicare coverage.