5 Steps to Determine If You Qualify for SSDI 

5 Steps to Determine If You Qualify for SSDI  In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to meet the strict criteria set forth by the Social Security Administration. The plus side is that the process has become more streamlined over time and it’s easier than ever to understand your qualifications before you decide whether or  … Read more

What is OHO (Formerly ODAR)

What is OHO? (Formerly ODAR)  The Social Security hearings office is now known as the Office of Hearings Operations, or OHO, where it was once known as the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The majority of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) claims are approved at the OHO  … Read more

What happens after my SSD hearing? 

What happens after my SSD hearing?  After bringing your Social Security Disability case before an administrative law judge (ALJ), your file will stay at the local Office of Hearings Operations (OHO) until the judge finishes the decision writing process. Once they make the decision, it is written by staff decision writers and reviewed again by the judge. After determining your Social Security Disability hearing status, the judge may send your  … Read more

Social Security Disability Blue Book 

Social Security Disability Blue Book  Many people who feel they are disabled don’t understand what criteria the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to make a decision about their application. The main factor in determining a disability claim is a listing of impairments collectively known as the “Blue Book.”  How Do Blue Book Disability Qualifications Work?   … Read more

Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) 

Administrative Law Judges (ALJs)  ALJs, or Administrative Law Judges, work for and are appointed by the federal government to deliver rulings in many statutory law areas. More importantly for you, they work for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to decide whether to approve Disability claims after a hearing. You can find these Disability judges at  … Read more

Does SSDI Affect Section 8 Housing?

Does SSDI Affect Section 8 Housing?  SSDI, or Social Security Disability Insurance, is a monthly benefit payment given to those whose medical condition keeps them from working. The amount you receive is based on the amount you’ve paid into Social Security while employed and your age. The National Alliance on Mental Illness stated that on average,  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance and Heart Disease

Social Security Disability Insurance and Heart Disease People who suffer from severe heart conditions often find it hard to maintain regular work schedules. If an individual is unable to work full-time because they have a serious heart ailment, then they may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Some of the conditions that automatically qualify  … Read more

Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability   You may be wondering if you can receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Workers Compensation benefits. The answer is yes. If you qualify for both programs, you can receive them at the same time. Workers Comp and SSDI are separate programs though. Workers Compensation is run  … Read more

Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Information

Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Information The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be confusing and complicated. Most applicants aren’t sure how to submit the right medical documentation and fill out the required paperwork. Because of this, over 65 percent of claims are initially denied. Should You Hire a Disability Lawyer?  … Read more

What Medical Conditions Qualify for SSI & SSDI?

What Medical Conditions Qualify for SSI & SSDI? Tom’s arthritis gets worse every year. Jackie recently discovered she’s facing ovarian cancer, and her friend Bella is having severe back issues. All of these individuals should consider filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. But with so many different types of medical conditions, how can  … Read more