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How The SSA Evaluates Pain In Disability Cases

Submitted by CM on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 11:04

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition that causes you severe pain, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. There are two ways that the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates pain in a disability case.

First, pain is evaluated medically. The other way it is evaluated is based on the claimant’s quality of life. Here is a closer look at how pain is evaluated in a disability claim and what you can do if you are unable to work because of chronic pain.

Who is Not Eligible to Get Social Security Benefits?

Submitted by CM on Tue, 03/22/2022 - 14:04

Despite it representing one of the foundational safety net programs that came out of the Great Depression, not every American qualifies for Social Security eligibility.

Whether you need financial assistance to live with a disability or have reached the retirement age established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you might be on the list of Americans who cannot receive Social Security disability

How Are Some People Able to Collect Both SSDI and SSI?

Submitted by CM on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 18:42

Two programs managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) target what appears to be two separate audiences. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) acts as a financial safety net for American workers that live with a qualifying disability.

On the other hand, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides Americans that live below a certain income level with the financial resources to pay for necessities, such as groceries and transportation expenses.

What is a Dire Need Letter for Social Security Disability?

Submitted by CM on Sun, 12/05/2021 - 22:34

If your Social Security disability application has been denied and you are waiting for a hearing to be scheduled with an administrative law judge (ALJ), you can sometimes get an expedited hearing by submitting what is known as a "dire need letter" for disability. This may help to bring forward your appeal hearing with the ALJ so that you do not need to face unnecessary financial hardship due to your disability.

How To Get Disability Benefits: A Step-By-Step Guide

Submitted by CM on 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 Can You Automatically Qualify For Disability Benefits?

Submitted by CM on 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.

September is National Sickle Cell Month

Submitted by CM on Sat, 08/07/2021 - 22:17

September moves the clock from summer to fall, as the nation’s football fields light up for weekends of hotly contested games. Leaves in some sections of the country begin to turn, as millions of students dive into the heart of their schoolwork.

The ninth month of the year is also National Sickle Cell Month, which increases awareness for an often misunderstood disease.