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How Your Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) Can Help You Obtain Disability Benefits

If you are planning on applying for disability benefits, you should familiarize yourself with the Residual Functional Capacity or RFC form. This form helps the Social Security Administration (SSA) rate a claimant’s functional capacity after taking into… Read More

Understanding Continuing Disability Reviews

Determining whether you are disabled does not end when your Social Security Disability application for benefits is approved. Even after you are approved, you may be contacted about a Continuing Disability Review (CDR). There are two types of CDRs and… Read More

Paying Your Bills While Applying for Disability Benefits

It could take several months or even years before the Social Security Administration decides whether you are owed benefits. This raises the obvious question: What do I do for money while I wait? The answer to this question is complicated. There are multiple… Read More

Will I Receive Back Pay After my Disability Claim is Approved?

If your Social Security Disability claim is approved, it means you fit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disabled while you waited for a decision. You might be asking yourself if you should be compensated for the months or years… Read More

Can My Family Members Receive Disability Benefits?

If you are approved for Social Security Disability benefits, some members of your family may also be eligible for monthly benefits. If you are in the process of applying for benefits or have recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you… Read More

Medicare and Medicaid for Disability Recipients

A common question people have about Social Security Disability is: will I qualify for Medicare or Medicaid health care coverage? People receiving disability benefits are either not working or are not working enough hours to qualify for health insurance… Read More

Why Did They Stop Paying My Disability Benefits?

Some people assume once they are approved for Social Security Disability benefits they will receive them for a long time. However, there are a variety of reasons why your benefits might stop. You should learn some of the most common reasons why benefits… Read More

How Will I Be Told If My Social Security Disability Application Was Approved or Denied?

You are probably wondering when and how you will be notified about the status of your Social Security Disability application. Below, learn more about what to expect when you are waiting for a decision on your claim and the next steps you can take if you… Read More

How Long Do Social Security Disability Benefits Last?

Once your Social Security Disability application is approved, you may wonder how long you will receive benefits. Is there a certain number of weeks after which benefits stop? Are you going to be paid benefits forever? These questions are important, and… Read More

How Do My Assets Affect Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

Some people with disabilities do not have enough of a work history to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, they may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is for people with disabilities who have a… Read More

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