Social Security Disability

Should You Apply for Disability During the Pandemic?

Throughout the pandemic, it’s still possible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but it’s important to understand how to approach the process during these uncertain times. The following are some steps that individuals should take if they wish to receive benefits at this time. Apply as Soon as Possible Many people seeking SSDI Read More

SSDI: When COVID-19 Causes Disability

If the damage is extensive enough, COVID-19 can lead to long-term disability claims. While researchers are still learning about the nature of the virus, it has been found to be capable of causing significant damage to the lungs and other organs. How the Virus Can Cause Permanent Damage to the Lungs According to more recent Read More

What Injuries or Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

There are certain types of injuries and impairments that qualify for either Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The qualifying conditions include physical and mental impairments, and they appear in the listings released by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in what’s known as the blue book. Injuries and Conditions Included in Read More

Coronavirus May Wipe Out SSD COLA

Among many other ways the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the economy, it’s possible that the virus could wipe out Social Security beneficiaries’ checks next year. Social Security Disability (SSD) recipients typically anticipate a potential benefit every year that is referred to as a cost of living adjustment (COLA). However, the increase is based on inflation, Read More

Inability to Speak English No Longer Factor in Determining Disability Benefits

As of April 27, the government no longer takes the inability to speak English into account when making a decision around social security disability benefits.  The change revises a policy that had been in place since 1978 requiring the Social Security Administration (SSA) to consider a person’s inability to speak English when determining whether a Read More

Does Your Child Qualify for Disability?

If children are limited in their ability to function because of a disability, they may qualify for Social Security Income (SSI) disability benefits if they meet certain age, financial, medical, and other Social Security Administration (SSA) requirements.  The following are some of the requirements that are in place for children to receive SSI benefits. Age A child Read More

How Covid-19 May Impact Your Disability Case

The Covid-19 outbreak could impact a Social Security Disability through certain delays, the use of over-the-phone hearings, and office closures. Individuals may be concerned about the effects the pandemic will have on their cases, but despite delays, many operations will resume and certain aspects such as stimulus payments will be unaffected. The following are some Read More

How Does Your Disability Impact Your ADL?

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

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

What Are SSDI Dire Need Requests?

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