Phillips Disability, P.C. Blog

Spinal Cord Conditions that May Qualify for Disability Benefits

Back and spinal cord problems are some of the most common conditions that people have who apply for Social Security disability benefits. These conditions can be difficult to prove because a lot of the evidence is subjective in nature, such as pain, which… Read More

Why You Should Not Give Up If Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

Millions of individuals apply for Social Security Disability benefits every year and unfortunately, only about 30 percent are approved at the initial claims process. Why is this the case? The reasons for being denied disability benefits vary on a claim… Read More

Can Students Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not usually pay Social Security benefits to college students affected by the death of a parent, as they have completed their secondary education. However, students of retired, diseased, or disabled parents… Read More

How Your Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) Can Help You Obtain Disability Benefits

If you are planning on applying for disability benefits, you should familiarize yourself with the Residual Functional Capacity or RFC form. This form helps the Social Security Administration (SSA) rate a claimant’s functional capacity after taking into… Read More

Understanding Continuing Disability Reviews

Determining whether you are disabled does not end when your Social Security Disability application for benefits is approved. Even after you are approved, you may be contacted about a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). There are two types of CDRs and… Read More

Paying Your Bills While Applying for Disability Benefits

It could take several months or even years before the Social Security Administration decides whether you are owed benefits. This raises the obvious question: What do I do for money while I wait? The answer to this question is complicated. There are multiple… Read More

Why You Need to Submit Updated Medical Records at a Disability Hearing

When you apply for Social Security Disability or file for reconsideration, the disability examiner is responsible for obtaining your medical records. However, when you request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), it is usually no longer… Read More

Was the Administrative Law Judge Biased Against Me?

If your Social Security Disability claim was denied, and your reconsideration request about that denial was also denied, you can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). While the hearing should be focused on the evidence, sometimes… Read More

Will I Receive Back Pay After my Disability Claim is Approved?

If your Social Security Disability claim is approved, it means you fit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disabled while you waited for a decision. You might be asking yourself if you should be compensated for the months or years… Read More

Can My Family Members Receive Disability Benefits?

If you are approved for Social Security Disability benefits, some members of your family may also be eligible for monthly benefits. If you are in the process of applying for benefits or have recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you… Read More

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