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How a Protective Filing Date May Impact Your Disability Benefits

A protective filing date (PFD) determines when a claimant can begin collecting disability benefits. This date affects the amount of back pay that a claimant can receive.  It also enables the claimant to lodge a disability claim or express the intention to do so within 17 months of the start of his or her disability. Read More

Denied SSDI? Read This Before You Reapply

A Claimant whose social security disability insurance (SSDI) application has been denied by the social security administration (SSA) has three options. He or she can appeal the disability verdict, reapply for benefits, or let the verdict stand. Protecting Rights to SSDI Benefits If the claimant decides to reapply for SSDI benefits, he or she will Read More

Are SSDI Waiting Periods On Their Way Out?

More than 36 disability rights groups are pleading with Congress to get rid of two oppressive waiting periods that beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) must withstand at the moment. The groups submitted a letter to the leadership of both the Republican and Democratic parties in June 2020 requesting enactment of the pending bill. Read More

5 Things to Consider Before Applying for SSDI

Before applying for disability benefits, a person should consider whether the disabling condition can prevent him or her from working for a year. The individual should find out whether he or she can transition to a less demanding job. He or she should also determine if his or her work history is eligible for Social Read More

Financial Resources for Disability Applicants

Temporary disability benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), utility payment assistance, and emergency rent are some of the financial programs available for disability applicants. These programs offer financial support to people with disabilities as they wait for a verdict on their disability benefits application. A person may continue getting additional assistance from some of Read More

How Obtaining SSDI Benefits Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits address the needs of millions of Americans who are unable to work because of their disability. These benefits help ease physical, psychological, and financial stress associated with severe disabilities. Disability benefits are a great option for anyone requiring assistance because of some form of impairment. To get started with SSDI, Read More

Qualifying for SSDI with Arthritis

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

Will Workers’ Compensation Impact Your Disability Claim?

Collecting Workers’ Compensation doesn’t make disabled workers ineligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), nor does it hurt their chances of having their disability claim approved. The only way receiving Workers’ compensation impacts SSDI is that the full income workers collect from the two entities cannot exceed 80% of their previous income. The Offset Regulation A Read More

Can Immigrants Qualify for SSDI?

Disabled immigrants who meet all the requirements are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI). This program provides people with a monthly income that enables them to satisfy their financial needs. SSDI Qualification for Immigrants Immigrants who are lawfully in the U.S. qualify for SSDI benefits under specific circumstances. Besides meeting the basic and technical qualification requirements, Read More

Ruling Out the Jobs Proposed by the SSA

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for distributing payments for people with long-term disabilities who cannot work. However, the SSA can also revoke an application for long-term disability if it believes that the injured person can work in another capacity or job. If the SSA proposes alternate jobs a client feels he or she can’t Read More