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Arguing Your Case Successfully at a Social Security Disability Hearing

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits was initially denied, a disability hearing is your first step in the appeals process. It is your next opportunity to have the merit of your case evaluated and to explain why you need disability… Read More

Is Age a Factor in Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

The short answer is yes. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has some basic age categories that are used to decide whether or not to award disability benefits. For instance, the SSA will look at someone‚Äôs age as a determining factor if his or her… Read More

What are Contingency Fees in a Legal Case?

There are no upfront costs under a contingency fee arrangement. Instead, attorney fees are advanced to the end of your legal case. At Dayes Law Firm, if we do not recover compensation for you, we do not get paid. Law firms accept cases on contingency… Read More

Am I Required to Attend a Social Security Medical Exam?

The short answer is yes. If you apply for disability benefits, you may be asked by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to appear at a consultative exam or CE. These medical exams are often requested when there is insufficient medical evidence to… Read More

How Social Media Could Be Used to Impact Disability Determinations

In its budget request to Congress for 2020, Social Security is looking to expand the use of social media networks in disability determinations. This is in part to help cut down on fraud and identify people who claim Social Security Disability benefits… Read More

Understanding Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments

Most years, a disability recipient can get a cost-of-living adjustment or COLA, which is an increase made to his or her Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits. This increase helps to counteract the effects… Read More

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

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