Social Security Disability

A Letter from Your Doctor Can Help Support Your Disability Claim

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

3 Ways Social Security Disability Lawyers Prevent SSDI Denials

Social Security Disability lawyers can help prevent the denial of SSDI benefits applications at all levels of the claims process by gathering detailed information from treating physicians, ensuring required documentation is complete and up to date, and making sure the appropriate appeals are filed with the SSA in a timely manner. 1. Requesting a Complete Read More

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