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How to Check the Status of a Pending Social Security Disability Claim

Most applicants want to check the status of their disability claim because of how long it takes to get a decision. It could take several months to find if the Social Security Administration (SSA) either approved or denied your claim for disability benefits.… Read More

Why You Should Not Delay in Filing an Appeal If Denied Disability Benefits

Filing a claim for disability benefits can be complex and time consuming. Most applicants are often initially denied and have to go through the appeals process to obtain the benefits they need. Part of this process involves filing appeals within a timely… Read More

Would My Disability Benefits Increase If My Medical Condition Worsens?

Whether you have been approved or already receiving disability benefits, you may be wondering if these benefits will increase if your medical condition gets worse. Unfortunately, the amount of Social Security disability paid out does not depend on how… Read More

Being Able to Qualify for Disability If You Have a Rare Disease

Applicants who have been diagnosed with a rare disease may be eligible for Social Security Disability as long as certain requirements are met. The diagnosis itself from a medical professional is not enough. Similar to other disabilities, you must prove… Read More

Can You Lose a Partial Award After a Social Security Disability Appeal?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your claim, you will be given an established onset date (EOD), which is the date the agency believes your disability began based on your medical evidence. This date may be later than you approve and… Read More

Qualifying For Disability Benefits If You Do Not Pay Income Taxes

When a disability recipient is getting paid under the table or off the books, perhaps to make additional wages, he or she is not paying taxes on this income. Doing so can jeopardize the recipient’s ability to receive disability benefits. This is because… Read More

Getting Approved for Disability If You Cannot Afford to See a Doctor

If you have been unable to see a doctor for your medical condition, you are not taking medication or receiving treatment, it could be much more difficult to get approval for disability benefits. Part of the application process is providing medical records… Read More

Am I Eligible for Disability if My Illness is Infrequent?

Social Security Disability helps those who are unable to work due to a serious, long-term medical condition. While some illnesses happen infrequently, causing periods of more pronounced limitations, these conditions will likely not qualify for disability… Read More

Do Legal Immigrants Qualify for Social Security Disability?

If you are a legal immigrant, you may be eligible to apply for disability payments through the Social Security Administration (SSA). You must be a U.S. citizen or qualifying legal resident to be able to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)… Read More

How Child Support Can Affect a Recipient’s Disability Benefits

Paying child support can affect your disability benefits in numerous ways, especially if you are late making payments. How child support obligations will impact qualifying for Social Security or obtaining disability payments will depend on the type of… Read More

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