The Social Security Administration manages disability programs that provide financial support on a monthly basis to help recipients cover living expenses, bills, and medical costs. These benefits help families and individuals when they cannot work to support themselves because of their illness or injury. Dependents are often also eligible to receive these benefits. The application…

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Cares Act

Most Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients qualify for the CARES Act $1,200 COVID-19 stimulus payment. You are eligible for this economic impact payment provided you have a Social Security number and you have not been claimed on someone else’s tax return as a dependent. If you have children, you…

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two programs for people with disabilities: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) benefits. SSDI and SSI are similar, but they are not the same. You and your family receive SSDI benefits only if you have worked for a required period of time and paid Social…

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When you receive notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to appear for your consultative examination (CE), you have made it to another stage in the process of obtaining your Social Security Disability benefits. However, this notice also lets you know that your medical records currently provide insufficient medical evidence allowing the SSA to make…

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) does allow for an interesting exception to its overall disability rules. The administration recognizes that some workers who have done unskilled physical labor for a large part of their life may be entitled to benefits when they normally would not be. Workers qualify for the worn-out worker exception if: They…

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The process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) can be overwhelming, particularly when your health is suffering. Although having the services of an attorney with experience in Social Security disability cases is not required, you will most likely find such legal assistance extremely helpful and beneficial to your case. A Social Security disability lawyer…

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays out monthly benefits to individuals who have suffered a disability prior to reaching retirement age and no longer have the ability to work. You are required to have worked a set number of years in a job where you paid Social Security (FICA) taxes in order to be eligible…

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Many applicants lose their initial request for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. The next step is to appeal the denial to the hearing office for a hearing before an administrative law judge. An experienced Disability lawyer helps prepare the applicant’s case in different ways. The lawyer works with your doctors to properly document your…

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