October 2019

Applying for Disability When Your Loved One Has Dementia

When a loved one with dementia is too sick to apply for disability on his or her own, a representative can handle the claims process on the disabled person’s behalf. Alzheimer’s Disease, including early-onset Alzheimer’s, can be a debilitating illness that may render the claimant too sick to apply for disability. There are two different Read More

What to Expect at Your ALJ Hearing

When people are denied Social Security disability benefits at the initial application and reconsideration levels, the next step in the appeals process is the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. Understanding what to expect at the hearing can enable claimants better prepare, increasing their odds of winning benefits. Who Will Attend the ALJ Hearing? ALJ hearings Read More

How Veterans Disability Impacts SSDI

There are various ways in which veterans disability can affect SSDI and eligibility for benefits. Qualifying for VA and SSDI Benefits Qualifying for VA disability does not guarantee eligibility for benefits through Social Security. Although both are government programs, eligibility requirements are very different. Disabled veterans need to have service-related disabilities to qualify for benefits Read More