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

The SSA publishes data on the kinds of conditions for which individuals can have claims approved to receive disability benefits. 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.

Tips to Help Win a Disability Reconsideration SJS Fri, 01/08/2021 - 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.

What Do Social Security Doctors Look For? SJS Fri, 01/08/2021 - 09:22

When you file a disability claim, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a team of healthcare experts review your claim to decide whether to approve or deny it. Although the review team completes a comprehensive assessment, some claims require additional analysis. For those cases, the SSA requests that applicants meet with a disability doctor to get more insight into the severity of a specific medical condition.

States Where Disability Benefits Are Most Common rsg 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 rsg 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.

What Eye Problems Qualify For Disability Benefits? rsg Sun, 12/06/2020 - 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).

Common Mistake: Waiting Too Long to Appeal Your SSD Claim rsg 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.

How Long Does it Take to Be Approved for Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Shane on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:48

Applying for Social Security Disability can be a stressful and trying process. Many people wonder exactly how long this process takes and how soon they can expect to receive benefits. It's an understandable concern. If you're unable to work and have no way of supporting your family, the last thing you want to do is jump through hoop after hoop and navigate red tape while trying to obtain the Social Security Disability benefit payments that you are entitled to.

If You Have Arthritis, Can You Qualify for SSDI Benefits? Shane Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:00

If your arthritis is severe enough to prevent you from being able to work and support yourself, you may be wondering if you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits to help ease the financial burden. You can qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) with arthritis if you meet the Blue Book listing.