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Qualifying for SSDI with Arthritis
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A person with arthritis can be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) if he or she satisfies the Blue Book listing.  Arthritis can be an extremely painful and stressful condition for any person. Although the severity of the condition varies from case to case, many people with arthritis are incapable of working due to Read More

Getting Disability for Agoraphobia
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Individuals who suffer from agoraphobia may qualify for Social Security disability if the condition affects their ability to function in normal activities, including work. This condition is a mental impairment that falls under anxiety disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). What Is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder Read More

What Is a Video Disability Hearing?
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Backlogs in the courts could delay a disability hearing for months. A video disability hearing can help a claimant get through the process of getting approved for Social Security Disability sooner. However, there may be circumstances that make a traditional in-person hearing ideal. What Is a Video Disability Hearing? The Social Security Administration (SSA), like other government agencies, Read More

A Letter from Your Doctor Can Help Support Your Disability Claim
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An application for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit requires supporting documentation, including formal medical records. However, a letter of support from the applicant’s physician explaining the medical condition and how it prevents maintaining gainful employment carries more weight than a letter that merely states that the person has a disability. What Should Be Included in a Doctor’s Letter Read More

Your Age May Impact Your Chances of Getting Approved for Disability
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The Social Security Administration’s age categories put younger adults at a disadvantage when being awarded disability benefits. Older adults have a better chance of getting approved for disability. However, the SSA also considers Residual Functional Capacity and previous work history. SSA Considers Age a Vocational Factor The SSA increasingly lowers the bar for qualifying for Read More

Top Causes of Long Term Disability
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Depending on the benefits provided by an employer, an injured or ill employee might receive between 30 days to up to a year of short term disability benefits. However, if the employee is unable to return to work because of their disability and does not have a long-term disability insurance policy, they will need to Read More

At Which Stage in the Claims Process Should You Hire a Disability Attorney?
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Social Security Disability applicants may hire a lawyer at any stage of the claim and appeal process. They do not need to wait until they are denied benefits to hire an attorney. Having Social Security Disability lawyers onboard early could make the application process go more smoothly. SSDI Claim Process Can Be Confusing Many people Read More

SSDI: 5 New Compassionate Allowances Conditions Added
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The Compassionate Allowances program could be the answer for applicants who are seriously ill. Under normal circumstances, getting a disability claim approved by the Social Security Administration is not always guaranteed. Disabled individuals may need to appeal a denied claim and go through a legal battle before they are approved. Approval is an essential step Read More

Receiving Disability While Living Abroad
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It’s possible to receive disability while living abroad, but there are certain things to keep in mind when it comes to the rules regarding benefits. Receiving Disability Benefits While Living Overseas The Social Security Administration (SSA) allows certain individuals to receive disability benefits whether living in the U.S. or abroad. However, it can be difficult Read More

How to Choose the Best Disability Lawyer
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There are certain qualities to look for when choosing the best disability lawyer. Although applicants are not required to hire an attorney when applying for disability or appealing an adverse decision, working with a lawyer can help increase claimants’ chances of getting approved.  When looking for a good disability attorney, the following are some aspects Read More