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5 Things to Know Before Applying for Disability Benefits

According to the Council for Disability Awareness, 64 percent of working Americans believe that they have at most a two percent chance of becoming disabled for more than three months at some point during their career. Unfortunately, that number is not… Read More

What Are Compassionate Allowances?

For those suffering from a severe disability or medical condition, access to immediate disability benefits is most likely a necessary lifeline. For this reason, the Social Security Administration (SSA) established the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Initiative… Read More

Why Would My Disability Benefits Stop?

For those who are suffering from a disability, supplemental income from Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be an important lifeline. However, if you have already been approved for benefits, it is important to know what circumstances could cause… Read More

Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a long and confusing process. Before diving into your application, there are a few things you should consider to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits. If you find that you are eligible… Read More

Disability Benefits and Autism

Families always want the best for each other and are often willing to make sacrifices for the betterment of one family member. When a child or an adult has autism, those sacrifices can often put a strain on financial resources. Children with autism qualify… Read More

What is a Technical Denial of a Social Security Disability Claim?

There are numerous reasons why an application for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits can be denied. If you have received a technical denial, it is most likely because you are not technically eligible for benefits, not necessarily because you do… Read More

A Timeline for Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be a very long and complicated process. Often, the steps are not clear and most applicants have no idea how long the process can take from submission through to when you start receiving monthly… Read More

Can Family Members Receive SSD Benefits?

A disability diagnosis affects not just the person with the diagnosis, but also everyone in the family, especially if you are the main source for income. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes this and provides benefits to family… Read More

Understanding the Difference Between SSDI and SSI

For many people needing additional income for a debilitating injury, the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may not be immediately apparent. At the most basic level, SSDI is an earned… Read More

Ace Your Social Security Disability Benefits Hearing

It is fairly common for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits claims to be denied the first time around, but luckily you are able to appeal the decision and can request reconsideration or a hearing to make your case before a judge. While the thought… Read More

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