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How do I Prove a Back-Pain-Based Disability?

If you suffer from a disabling medical condition, you may be able to receive financial assistance in the form of disability benefits. These benefits are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA) and can help cover the costs of medical treatment and everyday living.

Some conditions, such as severe back pain, may make it more difficult for you to prove your disability to the SSA. If you have a back-pain-based disability and are seeking to apply for disability benefits, there are certain factors you should be aware of.

The SSA's Blue Book

File-and-Suspend Benefit Maximization for Couples

Social Security Changes affect File-and-Suspend Benefit Maximization for Couples

The “File-and-Suspend” method of maximizing Social Security retirement benefits has been used by married couples for decades. Recent budget bill changes passed by Congress however phase out this process by closing the “loophole” in Social Security regulations that allowed spouses to increase their Social Security income as a couple.

The File and Suspend Method Explained

Q & A With Someone Who Was Awarded Benefits

One of the most common questions we receive is “How do I actually get approved for benefits?” The fact of the matter is that there’s no sure-fire way to get approved, and less than 50% of applicants receive benefits even after they have an ALJ hearing. So we decided to speak with a woman who WAS successful with her claim to see what she did to win her benefits.

Q: How long did it take for you to be approved?

Who is Eligible for Benefits Under my Account?

Who is eligible for benefits under my account and how do I get them benefits?

If you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then some members of your family may also be able to receive monthly benefits under your work record. Only certain family members meet Social Security Administration (SSA) eligibility rules, and the rules that govern who gets benefits and how much they receive are a bit complex, but here’s the gist of it.

Dependents

Social Security Disability COLA Adjustment Leads to 3.6% Cost of Living Increase

The Cost of Living Adjustment, otherwise known as a COLA, scheduled to take effect in 2012, will result in a much-needed and long-anticipated pay increase to those receiving regular retirement, survivors, widows, disability, and SSI benefits through the Social Security Administration as well as government retirees.

6 Common Social Security Disability Myths

Claiming Social Security Disability can be a complex process, and it is only made more confusing by the enormous amount of misinformation available. Those who are too injured to work must often rely on Social Security Disability benefit money to support themselves, and it is imperative to understand the truth about the disability application process so as not to jeopardize a person’s chances of successfully applying for disability benefits. In this post, we will address some of the most commonly espoused myths associated with Social Security Disability.

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