Author Archives: Rashar Morton
Can I Get more SSI Disability?
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program for the aged, blind, and disabled that is administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unlike Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), SSI is not based on how much you have paid into Social Security; rather, it is based on your income, assets, and available resources. How… Read More »
How Long Does a Social Security Disability Appeal Take?
You shouldn’t be too surprised if your Social Security Disability application is denied. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a majority of claims (64%) are denied from the initial application. If you become one of these statistics, you can either give up or begin the appeals process to try to secure the benefits… Read More »
Does Union Membership Affect My Eligibility for Social Security Disability?
There are many benefits associated with joining a union. Indeed, statistics show that union workers are paid a salary that is approximately 30 percent higher than non-union workers, are more likely to have job-related healthcare coverage, and are more likely to have guaranteed pensions. Of course, one of the biggest benefits of being a union… Read More »
How to Qualify for SSDI While Receiving VA Benefits
It’s a common misconception that you can’t collect both SSDI and VA benefits at the same time. This simply isn’t the case as one does not negate the other. In fact, these are separate but mutually supportive agencies that will both pay disability benefits and provide essential health insurance for qualified veterans. The U.S…. Read More »
Does a Heart Attack Increase My Chances for Social Security Disability Benefits?
While having a heart attack is a serious health event that impacts you and your family, it alone isn’t enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that heart attacks affect about 790,000 Americans each year. Of those, more than a third have had a previous heart… Read More »
Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Illnesses and Disorders
When most of us think of injuries that prevent us from going to work, we think of illnesses or conditions that physically prevent us from doing the tasks that make up our job. Some illnesses, while invisible to outside observers, can be just as disabling. If you are suffering from a serious mental illness… Read More »
What is a Closed-Period Disability Claim?
Not all claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are indefinite. You might need help paying your bills for only a few months while you’re recovering from a procedure, or after healing from an injury or illness that took you out of work for a while. Even if you know you’ll heal, or… Read More »
Can I Receive SSDI as a Result of Diabetes?
Diabetes can be a manageable condition, but after decades of experiencing increasingly severe symptoms of this serious disease, some individuals simply cannot carry out their regular job duties any longer. If you are a diabetes patient and are facing increasing difficulty in performing your job, learn more below about applying for Social Security Disability… Read More »
Can I get Social Security Disability Benefits for Migraines?
Migraine headaches are a common disorder, but while many people get the occasional headache, others suffer more serious consequences of migraines. According to the Job Accommodation Network, migraine headaches cause a loss of 157 million workdays each year across the United States. Despite the crippling pain that migraines can impose on those who chronically… Read More »
What Should I Do If My Social Security Disability Application is Denied?
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a long, stressful experience. If you’re applying for assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you’ve likely been out of work for an extended period and are worrying about how you’ll make ends meet without additional help. Unfortunately, receiving that help can be a… Read More »