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4 Common Questions To Prepare for at your ALJ Hearing

Submitted by Shane on Tue, 03/15/2022 - 14:20

If you have applied for Social Security Disability and have been denied during the initial or secondary reviews, then you’ll need to appeal the determination. This means your case will be reviewed by an administrative law judge and you’ll be required to testify at the disability hearing.

For most people, this is quite the intimidating prospect. After all, a lot hinges on the judge’s decision. Knowing what to expect, including the kinds of questions you’ll need to answer, can calm your nerves a bit and allow you to better prepare for testifying.

7 Tips for First Time SSD Applicants

Submitted by amm on Mon, 02/28/2022 - 15:26

Initial claims filed for disability benefits come back denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in a majority of cases. Reasons for the denial of Social Security disability (SSD) benefits include lack of documentation, weak physical evidence, and failure to complete the application correctly. Improving your chances of getting approved for SSD benefits involves following seven tips for first-time SSD applicants.

Is It More Difficult to Get Social Security for an ‘Invisible’ Disability?

Submitted by rsg on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 15:40

If you suffer from a hidden disability, you might qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits. An invisible disability is difficult to notice, and it can be devastating to the person suffering from the symptoms.

Some estimates claim as many as 10 percent of Americans suffer from an invisible disability. Although some Americans that live with a hidden disability can manage their symptoms, most cases of invisible disabilities make victims struggle with normal daily activities.

Find Out How You Can Qualify for SSDI While Receiving VA Benefits

Submitted by Bryan on Fri, 02/04/2022 - 14:04

According to the United States Census Bureau, almost 3.8 million US Veterans currently experience some form of disability. Of these, around 1.1 million have a VA disability rating of 70% or higher, meaning their condition prevents them from working or living normally.

What is the Social Security Administration’s Activities of Daily Living Report?

Submitted by amm on Wed, 02/02/2022 - 14:45

When you apply for a disability benefit, the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to understand your activities of daily living (ADLs), or the things that you do every day. You will be asked by the SSA to complete a questionnaire which is called the Adult Function Report. It is a 10-page form comprised of 5 sections and is normally sent out to you after you have filed your initial application. This is so the SSA can compare information you have provided on your initial application and the answers you have given to the questions asked on the Adult Function Report form.

Common Accidental Injuries That Can Result in Disabilities

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 01/21/2022 - 15:48

Every year many people are the victims of accidental injuries which could lead to long term disabilities. They may have taken place in a car accident, at work, or even when cycling on a busy highway.

The sorts of injuries that commonly occur are back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and broken bones. Many injuries lead to long term disabilities such as arthritis where the victim has difficulties performing everyday tasks and are unable to earn a living.

How Seeking Treatment Can Strengthen Your Disability Benefit Claim

Submitted by amm on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 11:01

When you file a disability claim it is important to include any medical treatment you have received and are still receiving as this can be considered the most important aspect of a successful disability benefit application. One of the most important disability benefit claim tips is providing information about any essential medical treatment you need as this means that you have symptoms that need to be treated and this adds strength to your disability benefit claim.

Autoimmune Conditions and Social Security Disability

Submitted by Eric on Thu, 12/23/2021 - 13:23

If you have a severe autoimmune disorder you should qualify for disability as it is a disabling condition that prevents you from working and carrying out daily activities.

Autoimmune diseases cause the body’s immune system to attack and destroy healthy body tissue, even though the immune system is supposed to help to protect the body by attacking harmful antigens, like bacteria, viruses, and toxins. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.