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How Do Disability Benefits Work?

Submitted by Eric on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:52

Disability benefits are funded through the Social Security Administration (SSA) for those who are unable to work because of a disabling condition. To qualify for Social Security disability, you must meet specific medical criteria. 

You must provide hard medical evidence and supporting documentation to back up your claim and to confirm the severity of your condition and to back up your inability to work. A disability attorney can help you maneuver the claims process.

What is a VA Disability Rating?

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 06/26/2022 - 19:44

A VA Disability Rating is a percentage assigned to a disabling condition that is service-based. It is based on the severity of the medical condition. This rating percentage determines the amount of VA Disability Benefits a veteran receives for their service related conditions. The rating percentage is meant to reflect how severe the medical condition is. 

How to Document Your Disability

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 06/23/2022 - 17:52

Many disability benefit claims are denied due to a lack of medical evidence. This is why documenting your disabling condition is important for your claim. The sorts of documents required by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are medical reports from your treating physician with your diagnosis, treatment and recovery time, results of tests and the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) report conducted by your physician which assesses both your physical and mental functions caused by your disability.

I Have A 100% VA Disability Rating. Can I Get Disability?

Submitted by Eric on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 16:38

If you have a VA rating of 100% P&T, you may qualify for disability benefits, but you are not guaranteed benefits. VA benefits and Social Security disability benefits are both federal government programs, but both have very different requirements. Here is a closer look at qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits after having a 100% VA disability rating.

Is Everyone Denied Disability the First Time?

Submitted by rsg on Mon, 06/13/2022 - 15:05

No, the SSA does not deny everyone the first time that they apply for disability benefits. However, about two-thirds of the claimants are denied the first time that they apply. You must have hard medical evidence and complete the application in detail to have your claim approved. A disability attorney can help you get your disability claim on the track for approval.

How To Apply for Disability Benefits On Behalf of a Loved One With Cancer

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 06/02/2022 - 11:51

If you have a loved one who has cancer that is severe enough that he or she will be out of work for at least 12 months, they may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). You are able to file a claim for Social Security disability benefits on their behalf just so long as you have their permission. You will need to help gather supporting medical evidence and documentation.

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.

How Much Does It Cost to File For a Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Eric on Fri, 04/22/2022 - 14:36

If you have a disability and can no longer work because of its severity you may be considering applying for disability benefits.

One worry that many applicants have is how much it is going to cost to file for disability, especially if they have reduced earnings.

Fortunately, the actual application itself is free. If you decide to use an attorney, which isn’t compulsory, then there will be legal fees to pay, but usually these don’t have to be paid unless your application is successful.