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Important Tips for Your Social Security Medical Exam

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Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a long process, especially if you find out you need to undergo a medical exam. This procedure, also known as a consultative exam, evaluates your disability and ability to work if there is not enough information present in your case file. If you’ve stalled in your… Read More »

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Can I Collect Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain?

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Over the course of your career, you’ve paid into the Social Security system—it’s only fair to expect it to take care of you when you are no longer able to work. If chronic pain has impacted your ability to keep up with your current job, you may be considering SSD benefits. Before you apply,… Read More »

Filing an SSDI Claim

Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your SSDI Application

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If you have a disability that has left you unable to work, you’re likely feeling a lot of financial pressure. Whether you only provide for yourself or provide for a whole family, a sudden loss of income can be financially devastating. That’s why it is so frustrating for SSDI applicants to get denied when… Read More »

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How Do Living Arrangements Affect SSI Benefits?

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Understanding the Supplemental Security Income (SSI program) can be challenging. There are limits on your resources and income, but not all resources and income apply. On top of that, your actual SSI benefits may change according to your living arrangements. All of this can make it difficult to know how much you can receive… Read More »

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How Social Media Activity Can Impact Your Social Security Disability Claim

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Social media isn’t just a way to connect with friends and family, or a way to meet new people in your community. It can also be used to judge you unfairly and deny you benefits you deserve. Whether it’s an insurance adjuster looking for proof of a falsified injury or a workers’ compensation representative… Read More »

Filing an SSDI Claim

What is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

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Because they are both overseen by the Social Security Administration, Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income are two programs that are often confused. However, outside of the fact that they are overseen by the SSA, these programs don’t have very much in common. If you’re not sure which program you qualify for… Read More »

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Autism and Social Security Disability

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Autism is a type of developmental disorder that many children have. It often negatively impacts the child’s ability to communicate with peers, understand appropriate social cues, or interact in a way that is deemed typical or appropriate for a child within the same age group. The autism spectrum is broad. Some people have more… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Decision When I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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When you decide to apply for Social Security benefits, every day you have to wait feels like an unnecessary delay. That’s why so many of the clients we see come to us after they feel that they’ve been waiting too long for a decision. Learn more about the factors that determine your wait time,… Read More »

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Tips When Requesting a Disability Hearing

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It is not uncommon for applicants to have their initial Social Security disability claim denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can improve your chances of having the claim approved by hiring an experienced disability attorney. If you wait until the appeals process to hire an attorney, you increase your chances of being… Read More »

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Why Doctors Are Important When Applying for SSDI

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The process of receiving SSDI benefits can be grueling, and it’s important to make the most of every step along the way. This is especially true when it comes to seeking medical care and getting documentation of your disability. This may seem like an unnecessary step, especially if you feel like your disability is… Read More »

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