How is Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI Calculated?

How is Social Security Disability (SSD) or SSI Calculated? If you are in the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be wondering what your maximum monthly benefit payment is. You can quickly find this out by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) to receive an  … Read more

Requesting Review of an Administrative Law Judge’s Hearing Decision 

Requesting Review of an Administrative Law Judge’s Hearing Decision  The Appeals Council is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia with additional offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Crystal City, Virginia. We want to provide you with useful information about the Appeals Council and requesting review of an administrative law judge’s hearing decision.  The Appeals Council review process  … Read more

SSDI and Multiple Sclerosis 

SSDI and Multiple Sclerosis  Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a chronic autoimmune disorder that targets the central nervous system. Essentially, this means that your immune system attacks your spinal cord, brain, and even the optic nerves. It damages the insulation around the nerves, and will eventually progress to the point that disability to some degree can occur.  … Read more

SSDI and Parkinson’s 

SSDI and Parkinson’s  The formal definition of Parkinson‘s Disease from the Parkinson’s Foundation explains the condition as a “neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (‘dopaminergic‘) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.“ It is, by its nature, a progressive condition that manifests over many years. The way the symptoms emerge is different from one person to  … Read more

SSDI and Hepatitis B/C

Social Security Disability Benefits & Hepatitis B/C  Are you curious about whether having hepatitis B or C can result in Social Security disability benefits? Hepatitis B is an infection related to the HBV virus, while hepatitis C is caused by contact with infected blood. Over time, an infection can lead to liver scarring and swelling. It can also cause liver failure  … Read more

Social Security Disability Back Pay 

Social Security Disability Back Pay  What Are SSDI Back Pay and SSI Back Pay?  SSI and SSDI back pay payments are benefits that you receive immediately after your Social Security Disability claim is approved. They are accrued payments that you get back to the date you initially applied for coverage.  Most applicants are denied at  … Read more

Social Security Disability Taxes 

Social Security Disability Taxes  If you have SSDI tax questions, you should be aware that additional income that places you over a certain monetary threshold may make your Social Security disability benefits taxable. However, most people who wonder is Social Security Disability taxable, don’t have to pay taxes on their benefits. This is because the  … Read more

Social Security Disability for Children

Social Security Disability for Children  If you have a child with a disability that affects their normal ability to function, you might be wondering if you can get SSDI for children. While you cannot receive SSDI, because a child has not paid into the program by working, they still may qualify for monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI)   … Read more

Disability Determination Services

What is Disability Determination Services? The office of Disability Determination Services is often referred to as the DDS. DDS is the department that decides whether a person is medically eligible – whether physically or mentally – to qualify for disability benefits. Every  day, they are rejecting or approving more claims than you can count. They  … Read more

SSDI and Cerebral Palsy 

SSDI and Cerebral Palsy  The Centers for Disease Control or CDC defines the condition known as Cerebral Palsy, or CP, as “a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture.” It is the most common motor disability for children and it is caused by damage to a developing brain or  … Read more