Social Security Disability Benefits

How to Fill Out Your Application for Disability Insurance Benefits

A person who is unable to work because of a disability can apply for disability benefits either online or by completing the SSA-16 paper form. Once the applicant has completed and submitted the form, the Social Security Administration (SSA) takes about three to four months to make a determination. The determination could, however, take much Read More

Obtaining Disability Benefits with Prader-Willi Syndrome

A child with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and his or her family may be entitled to receive disability benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI). With these benefits, the family can meet the cost related to bringing up a child with special needs. What Is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? The United States has two major types of 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

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

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

Here’s What Trump’s New SSDI Rule Could Mean to You

The Trump administration’s proposed new rule could lead to more stress for beneficiaries and a loss of benefits for some who rely on SSDI. Specifically, the rule proposes a new level of continuing disability reviews (CDRs), which the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts to determine if SSDI recipients are still eligible to receive benefits. How Read More

What Information Do You Need to Apply For SS Benefits?

When applying for Social Security benefits, there are certain pieces of information that applicants will need to provide, including information about themselves, their medical conditions, and their employment. Individuals who are over the age of 18, are not currently receiving benefits, and who are unable to work because of a long-term medical condition expected to Read More

What is the Compassionate Allowances Program

The Compassionate Allowances program is a way for individuals with disabilities to expedite the application process when seeking Social Security disability benefits. Ordinarily, the process of applying for benefits can be challenging and time-consuming, which can be frustrating and stressful for individuals who are otherwise unable to live healthy lives and return to work. The Read More