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What to Expect from a Consultative Exam

Sometimes the Social Security Administration (SSA) will request a consultative exam after you have submitted your disability benefits claim. This is a common request if the administration feels that there isn't quite enough medical information to prove… Read More

5 Things to Know Before Applying for Disability Benefits

According to the Council for Disability Awareness, 64 percent of working Americans believe that they have at most a two percent chance of becoming disabled for more than three months at some point during their career. Unfortunately, that number is not… Read More

What Are Compassionate Allowances?

For those suffering from a severe disability or medical condition, access to immediate disability benefits is most likely a necessary lifeline. For this reason, the Social Security Administration (SSA) established the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Initiative… Read More

Why Would My Disability Benefits Stop?

For those who are suffering from a disability, supplemental income from Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be an important lifeline. However, if you have already been approved for benefits, it is important to know what circumstances could cause… Read More

Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a long and confusing process. Before diving into your application, there are a few things you should consider to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits. If you find that you are eligible… Read More

A Timeline for Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be a very long and complicated process. Often, the steps are not clear and most applicants have no idea how long the process can take from submission through to when you start receiving monthly… Read More

Can Family Members Receive SSD Benefits?

A disability diagnosis affects not just the person with the diagnosis, but also everyone in the family, especially if you are the main source for income. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes this and provides benefits to family… Read More

Understanding the Difference Between SSDI and SSI

For many people needing additional income for a debilitating injury, the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may not be immediately apparent. At the most basic level, SSDI is an earned… Read More

Don't Procrastinate Applying for SSD Benefits

For many Americans, receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be a great help when they are no longer able to work. But, unfortunately, some put off beginning the application process and prolong the wait to receive help. The sooner you… Read More

How to Build a Strong SSDI or SSI Application

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a daunting and often confusing process. Follow these seven steps to make sure you have everything you need for a complete application. Our team of dedicated… Read More

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