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How to Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits Online

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:26

We live in the age of the Internet where almost anything can be completed online. We shop online, we communicate online and some of us even watch TV and movies online. Similarly, you can apply for Social Security Disability benefits online.

Thus, the question is, are there any differences between applying for Social Security Disability benefits the old-fashioned way and applying for Social Security Disability benefits online? Before you submit your online application for Social Security Disability benefits, there are some things you should know.

Applying For Disability During Social Security Administration (SSA) Closing

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:02

During states of emergency that are being declared across the country, many offices are closing. These offices include Social Security Administration (SSA) offices. These closures are for the safety of the general public as well as the employees of the SSA. If you have a disability, you will want to get your disability claim underway. However, you should know that you cannot receive disability benefits because you have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

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

Submitted by Maya on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 16:34

If you have been diagnosed with a medical condition that is hindering your ability to work, you may be wondering about the Social Security Disability application process. Perhaps you have already taken the steps necessary to get the ball rolling. Regardless of where you are in the process, enlisting the help of an Social Security Attorney or Disability Advocate is always a good idea.

The Ins and Outs of How Social Security Attorney Fees Work

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:42

It might be possible to get by without your usual paycheck for a while after a serious illness or injury puts you out of work. When disability becomes long-term or permanent though, you’ll need additional, regular income that you can count on to pay the bills and cover everyday living expenses.

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may be the answer, and since your application is so important, you may decide to seek legal assistance with your claim by hiring a disability advocate or attorney.

How Long-Term Disability Insurance Works vs. Social Security Disability

Submitted by Daniel on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:39

If you become unable to work because of an accident or because of medical conditions, there is help available. You probably know that there are different programs that offer benefits, but you may not be aware of the differences or how they work. In short, there are long term disability benefits as well as Social Security disability benefits. You may be able to collect long term disability and Social Security disability at the same time.

What is an RFC and Why Should I Obtain One from My Doctor?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:04

The process of applying for Social Security Disability is complex. The most straightforward way to win an award for your disabling illness is to meet the listing criteria of a particular condition in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book. However, many individuals do not meet a Blue Book listing, despite being severely disabled.

Medical Improvement Likely: What This Means For Disability Recipients

Submitted by Deanna on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 14:49

To an outsider, Social Security disability benefits may appear to be a ticket to government income. The perception that people receiving disability benefits are lazy is completely false. Anyone with a disability or who works with people with disabilities know how challenging it is to receive disability. The instances of fraud are few and far between: 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, and 8 million receive SSI. Fraud occurs in less than 2% of these cases.