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Find Out How Long Does It Takes To Be Approved for Disability in 2022

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 04/07/2022 - 11:48

In most cases, it takes 3 to 5 months to receive a decision. However, how long it takes to collect your medical records and any other evidence needed to make a determination will determine the exact timing. Your application will be forwarded to a state organization that conducts disability determinations.

You may be eligible to receive $3,345 each month. Fill out a Free Disability Evaluation today!

Social Security Administration Offices Opening April 7, 2022

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 04/06/2022 - 15:10

The Social Security Administration recently announced that it will be reopening its Social Security offices to the public on April 7, 2022. This is the first time the SSA has allowed in-person office appointments since COVID first hit the US in Spring 2020. The Social Security Administration will continue to have appointments and hearings virtually in addition to the new in-person availabilities.

What Can a Disability Lawyer Do?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:15

If a disability has made it difficult to work, hiring a Social Security disability (SSD) lawyer can help you receive the financial assistance that you deserve. With the Social Security Administration (SSA) denying a vast majority of claims, working with an SSD attorney can help you gather and organize the physical medical evidence you need to get a claim approved. An SSD lawyer may provide several different types of legal support that include ensuring you file a claim on time, as well as submit convincing medical evidence.

Why Was I Denied Disability Benefits?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 03/30/2022 - 10:30

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied your claim for disability benefits, does that mean you cannot file a disability appeal? The answer is you have the right to file a Social Security disability appeal. However, before you file an appeal for reconsideration, you should first understand why the SSA denied you disability benefits.

Why Was My Social Security Disability Claim Denied?

The SSA can deny your disability claim for one or more reasons. Here are 3 reasons why you may be denied disability benefits:

When is the Best Time to Apply for an SSD Benefit? Eric Tue, 03/29/2022 - 15:39

If you have a serious disability which has prevented you from earning an income or means that you now cannot work, you may be able to obtain a disability benefit from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

The SSDI pathway is for those who have sufficient work credits obtained from past employment, while the SSI pathway is an option for those with limited assets or income.

Whichever type of benefit may take many months to be approved; longer if an appeal is necessary. This means that you should start the application process as soon as you can.

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.

How Anxiety Disorders Can Affect Your Life

Submitted by rsg on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 15:15

If you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder you are not alone. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

Those affected experience major disruptions to both work and life because of its limitations. This doesn’t mean you have to suffer financially from an anxiety disorder as you may be eligible for disability benefits which are funded by the Social Security Administration.

How Arthritis Affects Daily Life

Submitted by amm on Thu, 03/17/2022 - 11:09

Arthritis is one of those debilitating medical conditions that no one wants to happen to them. Unfortunately, it isn’t always avoidable. If you are a victim of arthritis you are not alone as it is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. 44% of diagnosed patients have limitations in activities due to arthritis. The inflammation that occurs due to arthritis may mean you will have activity limitations such as undertaking normal daily tasks both in and outside the home. For many it is impossible to go to work and earn a living.