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How To Get Disability Benefits: A Step-By-Step Guide CM Sat, 11/27/2021 - 22:19

If you are unable to work and earn a living, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for and possibly get approved for Social Security disability benefits.

Your key to a successful disability claim is to provide supporting documentation and hard medical evidence. Here is a rundown of how to get your claim on track.

How Are Disability Benefits Determined? CM Sat, 11/27/2021 - 22:15

The Social Security Administration (SSA) and Disability Determination Service (DDS) will determine if you are eligible for benefits by examining different parts of your claim. They will then use that information to determine how much you’ll receive in benefits.

What is a Social Security Disability Advocate? Eric Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:43

A Social Security disability advocate refers to someone who is a non-attorney representative that helps applicants with their disability claims.

They have gone through specific training and have experience helping disability benefits claimants navigate the complicated Social Security Disability process.

What Benefits Are Cancer Patients Entitled To? Eric Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:39

There are different kinds of benefits for cancer patients. Among those different benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Medicaid, and non-profit assistance.

All these benefits can be helpful to an individual who is unable to work and earn a living because of cancer. Here is a closer look at the different benefits and how they can help you cover your living expenses and medical care.

Find Out How Long Does It Takes To Be Approved for Disability

Submitted by Shane on Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:48

It takes between 3 to 5 months for the SSA to get back to you regarding their decision on whether you are approved for disability or not. In some circumstances however where you get approved in a much shorter time and others it will take the SSA up to 12 months. It fully depends on the circumstances regarding an individual's application.

When is the Right Time to Hire a Disability Lawyer or Advocate?

Submitted by Maya on Fri, 11/12/2021 - 16:34

If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that is keeping you from working, you may be wondering about the Social Security Disability application process. The application process can be long and challenging. Because of this, it can be helpful to work with a Social Security disability lawyer.

The Social Security COLA 2022 Increase rsg Sun, 10/31/2021 - 17:39

Every year the Federal Government that administers Social Security benefits adjusts the payments made according to the increase in the cost of living. Around 70 million Americans are now expecting an increase of 5.9% in their payments because of the 2022 COLA (cost of living adjustment).

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Adult Announced as Compassionate Allowance rsg Fri, 10/29/2021 - 14:58

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Adult as a new addition to the compassionate allowances list (CAL). The compassionate allowances list is a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) standards of criteria for approval for disability benefits. The CAL includes terminal illnesses, cancers, brain disorders, and rare genetic conditions that are life-altering.

How can you prove a mental disability to the SSA? Daniel Wed, 10/27/2021 - 09:34

How to Prove a Mental Disability

You can prove your mental disability by meeting a Blue Book impairment listing. The Blue Book is the list of impairments that qualify for Social Security disability benefits. There are a number of mental disabilities that qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

How Can You Automatically Qualify For Disability Benefits? CM Sat, 10/23/2021 - 17:36

Some people may automatically qualify for disability benefits. Of course, that is dependent on the individual’s medical conditions and their restrictions and limitations.

You will need hard medical evidence to back up your claim, and you will also need proof of your diagnosis. Here is a closer look at how you may automatically qualify for disability benefits.