May 28, 2019

What Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Do?

By |May 28th, 2019|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Do?

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 has specific experience dealing with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This individual can help you handle all of the various [...]

May 23, 2019

Social Security Disability Benefits

By |May 23rd, 2019|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Social Security Disability Benefits

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 to receive SSDI benefits. This translates into earning a specific number of work credits. In any given year, you are [...]

Mar 11, 2019

Common Questions at Social Security Hearings

By |March 11th, 2019|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Common Questions at Social Security Hearings

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 medical evidence. The attorney also helps prepare the applicant by reviewing the questions he/she will likely be asked. The categories [...]

Aug 20, 2018

Making a Claim for Social Security Disability

By |August 20th, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Making a Claim for Social Security Disability

Making a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be a complicated process. We have put together a few short videos for you, to help you understand what SSD is, and what you need to know about collecting benefits. What Is Social Security Disability? Social Security Disability is when you're no longer able to work, and you get your Social Security retirement at an earlier age than you would normally be eligible for. Normally, [...]

Aug 3, 2018

What Are Grid Rules for Ages 55+?

By |August 3rd, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Are Grid Rules for Ages 55+?

 If you're over 55 and your past work was either medium or heavy, and now you're limited to light work, you'll be found disabled. This includes a whole range of jobs that normally people would be able to do at the light work level. This job includes security jobs, working in fast food: there are many jobs that don't require any special skills that are considered light work. If your job previously was of [...]

Jul 11, 2018

How Will I Survive Financially While Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits to be Approved?

By |July 11th, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on How Will I Survive Financially While Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits to be Approved?

One of the challenges of the Social Security Disability Insurance application process is that it is a waiting game—a long waiting game. Given that you have applied for a program that requires you to be too disabled to work to qualify, you might be facing the conundrum of what to do to support yourself financially while you wait to hear if your benefits were approved, or if your benefits were approved, you may be waiting [...]

Jun 29, 2018

What Are Grid Rules for Ages 60+?

By |June 29th, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Are Grid Rules for Ages 60+?

 So, if you're over 60 years of age, and you're no longer able to perform your past work, there may be many other jobs that physically and mentally you'd be able to perform. However, given your age, Social Security wants to see that there is very little if any vocational adjustment to the new work. And that's, again, a regulatory acknowledgement that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Someone's who had a [...]

Jun 22, 2018

What Are Grid Rules for Ages 50+?

By |June 22nd, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Are Grid Rules for Ages 50+?

 If you're over 50 years of age, and your prior work was either at a light, or a medium, or a heavy exertional level – and, for example, I like to use a security guard as a light work position. You're on your feet most of the day. Doesn't involve a lot of lifting, but you do need to be on your feet most of the day, walking around being active. If someone with [...]

Jun 4, 2018

Am I Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

By |June 4th, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Am I Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability is an insurance program, in that your “premiums” are withheld from your pay check each pay period. To qualify for Disability benefits, you must have worked five out of the last ten years, be unable to work for 12 months or more due to a disabling condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or end in death, are a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or naturalized alien. The Social [...]

May 18, 2018

SSD v. SSI

By |May 18th, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on SSD v. SSI

 There are two disability programs that you may be entitled to. The first is Social Security Disability, which is based on your earnings record; what you've paid into the system through payroll taxes while you're working. The second is SSI, which is a needs-based program for people that don't necessarily qualify for Social Security Disability because they haven't worked enough, but because they have under a certain amount of income and assets, they do [...]

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