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The Importance of Cooperating During the Disability Claims Process

When filing a disability claim, you will be working with several individuals, including a Social Security claims representative. He or she will be the face of the Social Security Administration (SSA) while your claim is being processed. This individual… Read More

Applying for Disability With a Qualifying Condition for Compassionate Allowance

While the application process for disability benefits can take several months to over a year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes every effort to ensure that those who qualify for compassionate allowances are approved quickly and efficiently. The… Read More

How Disability Recipients Can Prevent and Manage Overpayments

Regardless if you receive a monthly disability payment through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be overpaid at any given time. Overpayments occur when disability recipients receive more funds… Read More

Do Social Security Disability Benefits Vary By State or Remain the Same?

As a federally-funded program, disability benefits issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial help to those who suffer from a disabling condition and cannot work. An approved claim could help cover medical bills and daily living… Read More

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

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

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

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