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Do I Need to Hire an Attorney Before Submitting My Social Security Disability Claim?

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Filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits, whether Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), may be one of the most important things that you do if you have a debilitating condition. In fact, you may be counting on disability benefits to help you meet your basics living expenses, and… Read More »

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What does Social Security Consider to be a Disability?

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For many individuals who have a debilitating injury or illness, Social Security Disability benefits can be critical for financial survival. Unfortunately, not all disabled individuals are able to qualify for Social Security benefits. In fact, only about 30% of claimants are approved after filing their initial application. A denial does not necessarily mean that… Read More »

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Can you Discharge Income Taxes in Bankruptcy?

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For individuals who have fallen on hard financial times, Chapter 7 bankruptcy can often be a viable option to eliminate their debt and gain a fresh start. This option is frequently used for those who have a high amount of debt and very little income to pay it back. You can get rid of… Read More »

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Why Doctors are Crucial when Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

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Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a complex and confusing process. Extensive documentation is required, and there are multiple steps that must be taken.  In Alabama, approximately 70% of SSDI applications are denied at the initial stage of the application process. An even higher percentage are denied at the first stage… Read More »

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Can I Get more SSI Disability?

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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 »

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Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

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The end of your bankruptcy case, when debts are discharged, and you are released from liability from most (if not all) of your unsecured debts, it can be a major relief. While a discharge typically signals the end of a bankruptcy case (or at least the part of the case that directly affects you),… Read More »

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How Long Does a Social Security Disability Appeal Take?

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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 »

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Is My Condition Disabling Enough for Social Security Benefits?

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can help provide for you and your loved ones when an illness, disability, or injury prevents you from working and earning an income. Applying and getting accepted for these benefits can seem like a cumbersome process. It can involve a mountain of paperwork, several specific steps, and even… Read More »

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Can Bankruptcy Stop A Wage Garnishment?

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A significant percentage of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and any disruption in those hard-earned wages is only going to make their financial situation more difficult for them. If you have been hit with wage garnishment, there is a chance that creditors can take as much as 25% of your take-home pay, and… Read More »

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How to Find a Good Social Security Disability Attorney

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You can’t work because of a disability and you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Even though you knew the chance of a denial is high with a first application, it still surprised you to receive a letter informing you that you don’t qualify or that you completed some part of the… Read More »

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