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Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer Before Submitting My Application?

Submitted by Shane on Tue, 06/27/2023 - 15:37

Although you are not required to hire an attorney at any point during the Social Security Disability application process, we advise you to retain the services of an attorney prior to submitting your initial application.

Do You Need a Lawyer to File For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Applying for social security disability benefits can be frustrating and challenging. Many disability benefits applications are rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA) initially and applicants then may have to appeal the decision.

How Long Does It Takes To Be Approved for Disability in 2023?

Submitted by Shane on Wed, 05/24/2023 - 11:48

There is generally a five-month waiting period before you get begin to recieve your disability payments. 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.

What are the Different Kinds of Bowel Syndromes that Qualify for SSD? Shane Fri, 05/19/2023 - 04:26

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common health problem which affects nearly a quarter of the United States’ population. The condition often goes undiagnosed. It is also misdiagnosed often. Studies show than about half of the doctor visits in the U.S .for gastrointestinal complaints involve IBS.

How to Determine What Heart Problems Qualify for Disability?

Submitted by Shane on Thu, 05/04/2023 - 15:42

More than 40% of deaths in the United States are caused from heart disease, a statistic which far outnumbers that of other dreaded diseases, including all of the forms of cancer combined.

Because of that, let's take a closer look at this this serious group of diseases to gain new understanding about their causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.

What Heart Diseases Qualify for Disability?

Heart problems that qualify for disability include: 

4 Common Questions To Prepare for at your ALJ Hearing

Submitted by Shane on Mon, 02/20/2023 - 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.

How to Qualify for SSDI Benefits with Arthritis in 2023 Shane Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:00

If your arthritis is severe enough to prevent you from being able to work and support yourself, you may be wondering if you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits to help ease the financial burden. You can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) with arthritis if you meet the Blue Book listing.

Cervical Cancer and Social Security Benefits Shane Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:32

What is Cervical Cancer?

Over 13,000 women in the U.S. were effected with cervical cancer in 2018, and around 41000 lost their lives to it. Cancer of the cervix (the part of the uterus that joins with the vagina) is the second most common cancer affecting women worldwide, and those under the age of 50 are most at risk.

How to Determine Whether You Qualify for Disability: 5 Steps Shane Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:40

The Social Security Administration requires you to meet the specific qualifications and requirements under law, not necessarily if you believe you are disabled or even if your doctor labels you as disabled. The SSA's Disability Determination Services (DDS) will evaluate your claim or appeal to establish if you meet the SSA's definition of disabled. This means you must be unable to to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a medical condition. This needs to continue for at least twelve months. 

Find Out If I Qualify for Benefits!