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How Does Your Disability Impact Your ADL?
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During the application process for Social Security disability, it’s important to inform Social Security of “activities of daily living” (ADLs) in addition to prior work activities, as disability could have an impact on them. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may ask about ADLs as part of a continuing disability report, adult disability report, or an adult Read More

How SSA’s Outdated List of Jobs Could Impact Your Disability Claim
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a list of jobs to help determine who can receive benefits, but this list is outdated and often leads to denials for individuals who can work at sit-down jobs. When applying for Social Security disability benefits, many applicants find that their application is denied despite their inability to return Read More

SSD Income vs Benefits Balance: Here’s What You Need to know
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Many workers with disabilities rely on Social Security payments and Medicaid along with their jobs to cover the costs of living, along with other assistance programs. Unfortunately, as wages increase, disabled workers meet the maximum amount of earnings permissible before they disqualify for benefits, which often means they are forced to work fewer hours. Here’s Read More

Can I Get SSDI while on Long Term Disability
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If an individual becomes disabled and is unable to work following an accident or as a result of medical conditions, long-term disability and Social Security disability benefits may be available, in many cases simultaneously. The Difference Between SSDI and Long-Term Disability Long-term disability insurance differs from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in several ways. Understanding Read More

What Are SSDI Dire Need Requests?
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Some Social Security disability applicants who need benefits right away may be able to significantly reduce long wait times by submitting a dire needs request. SSDI processing can take years in many cases. If an individual is out of work and incapable of going back to work because of a disability, this can result in Read More

Should I Hire a Disability Lawyer or an Advocate?
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Hiring a Social Security disability lawyer to help with a claim generally makes more sense than hiring an advocate. Although non-attorney representatives and disability lawyers are entitled to the same fees for representing clients, attorneys have higher approval rates at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing level, can appeal claims to the federal district court Read More

Glossary of Terms Used in Disability Cases
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When applying for Social Security disability, the process can be difficult to follow, especially with the number of terms that applicants are likely to come across at some point. The following brief glossary of terms used in disability cases can give applicants a better understanding of some of the elements involved. Substantial Gainful Activity To Read More

Timeline for a Disability Claim
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The social security disability claims process can be a challenge to get through in many cases, and determining the timeline is also often difficult. While the steps taken to apply for both Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are essentially identical, the specific steps that individuals need to take will vary from Read More

Over 65? You May Still Qualify for Disability
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Disabled individuals who are unable to work but over the age of 65 may still be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. In some cases, older individuals may be unable to continue working because of a disability, but they’re not ready to begin collecting Social Security retirement benefits. Under these circumstances, individuals may be Read More

Can You Afford to Hire a Disability Lawyer?
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If an individual is unable to work because of a disability such as a debilitating injury or illness, it may be worth hiring an attorney if the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies a disability claim. However, many applicants may worry about whether they can afford to hire a disability lawyer. Unfortunately, most people who apply for Read More