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Changes That Must be Reported if You Receive Supplemental Security Income

If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you have many reporting responsibilities if you want to continue receiving your benefits. For example, if there are changes in various aspects of your life, you must report them to the Social Security… Read More

Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Social Security Disability Claim

You may have heard about some of the things you should do when applying for Social Security Disability benefits, but what about the things you should not do? Below, review the list of things you should not do when applying for benefits, because they could… Read More

What Is a Work Credit?

One of the requirements for receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is having enough work credits. The number of work credits you need depends on your age. There are also requirements for how many credits you needed to have earned in the years… Read More

Common Reasons a Mental Illness Claim Gets Denied

It can very difficult to prove you are suffering from a mental illness that entitles you to Social Security Disability benefits. Many people who apply for benefits for a mental illness are often denied. Below, learn more about some of the common reasons… Read More

Functional Limitations and Your Social Security Disability Claim

One of the most important factors in any Social Security Disability claim is your functional limitations. These are the limitations or things you are incapable of doing because of your disability. Your functional limitations are a primary component of… Read More

What Are Acceptable Medical Sources?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has various rules on how it evaluates the evidence you submit about your disability. This includes rules on what it considers to be acceptable medical sources. It is important to understand how the SSA defines… Read More

What You Should Know About Supplemental Security Income Reporting

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has numerous rules on reporting income if you are receiving benefits from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Failing to report income could affect your eligibility for benefits. For help filing your… Read More

Can I Receive Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability?

You may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits even if you are already receiving veterans’ disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This means you could receive benefits from both programs at the same time if you… Read More

Can I Apply for Social Security Disability if I am Receiving Long-Term Disability?

Some individuals with disabilities may think they cannot apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they are already receiving long-term disability (LTD) from their employer. However, you can receive benefits from both programs… Read More

Can I Reopen a Disability Claim?

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied, you have only a limited timeframe to appeal your claim. If you decide not to appeal your claim or miss the deadline for appeal, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will close… Read More

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