Income Opportunities for Disabled Person

Income Opportunities for a Disabled Person One of the most frustrating parts of living with a disability is trying to make some money. The laws say that companies cannot discriminate against those with disabilities, but that doesn’t stop some people from slamming the door on you. At best, your disability check gets you by. At  … Read more

Factors that Can Lose SSDI Benefits

Factors that Can Make Me Lose My Social Security Disability Benefits When you’re on disability, you need to be mindful of any changing circumstances in your life. These can cause you to lose your benefits if you’re not careful. Some are obvious, but some aren’t. Here are some ways you can lose your disability benefits.  … Read more

Criminal Case Affects Disability Claim?

Can My Criminal Case Affect My Disability Claim? We’ve all made mistakes, but when your mistake has landed you in some legal trouble, it’s hard to brush it to the side. Being convicted of a crime can make it harder to land a job, it makes people trust you less, and it’s always a stone  … Read more

Lupus and SSDI 

Lupus and SSDI  Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning that it causes the immune system to attack otherwise healthy organs and tissue. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans have the condition, and live with the chronic fatigue, pain, and inflammation that it causes. Because it is autoimmune in nature, it is also  … Read more

Checking the Status of Your SSDI/SSI Claim

Checking the Status of Your SSDI/SSI Claim  The processes of applying for and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Social Security Income are lengthy and complex. There are different stages through which any application must proceed, and there are times when an applicant must appeal decisions. As a multi-stage process, with several “review stages,” any  … Read more

Why Is Social Security So Hard to Be Approved?

Why Is Social Security So Hard to Be Approved?  Did you know that out of the millions who apply for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) each year only 30% are approved? Why are so many denied? Why is it so hard to get SSDI? We are going to look at several reasons for this, and help  … Read more

Requesting a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge

Requesting a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge You have the right to appeal any decision Social Security makes on whether you are entitled to Social Security benefits or are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. If they determine that you no longer meet the requirements for Social Security or SSI or find that  … Read more

Degenerative Disc Disease and Social Security Disability

Degenerative Disc Disease and Social Security Disability   You may be eligible for Social Security disability payments if you can no longer work due to degenerative disc disease. To be able to qualify, your condition must meet the Social Security Blue Book listing’s specific criteria.  If an individual has worked enough to earn a minimum number of credits and paid Social Security  … Read more

SSD/SSI Denials and Appeals 

SSD/SSI Denials and Appeals  When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSI), it’s important to remember that getting approved isn’t easy. You’ll need to effectively manage the process in order to ensure a favorable outcome. Sadly, most claims get denied at least once before a person is approved. According to studies, around 70 percent of  … Read more

Social Security Disability Medical Records

Social Security Disability Medical Records  Medical evidence takes many forms for a Social Security Disability case (SSDI or SSI). These can include imaging reports, blood panels, mental health records, or doctor examination and treatment notes. In order to get a faster determination on your disability claim, you should try to eliminate or reduce the need for the  … Read more