Tips & News
Understanding Mental and Physical Impairments
A core provision to qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits is having a “medically determinable physical or mental impairment” that results in the inability to…READ MORE
Social Security Disability Listings
In October, we discussed the 5 Step Sequential Process. Step 3 of this process is: Does the impairment meet or equal a listing? Overall, we…READ MORE
Social Security Disability Eligibility – Do I Qualify?
To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), claimants need to prove that they meet certain criteria. Specifically, someone who…READ MORE
Checking Your SSD Claim Status
Completing an application for Social Security Disability (SSD) takes time. Once you submit your application, it goes to a local Disability Determination Services (DDS) office,…READ MORE
The SSD Appeals Process
Most people who apply for Social Security Disability benefits will be denied on their initial application. In the event that this occurs, the Social Security…READ MORE
Social Security Disability, the CARES Act, and Unemployment
We find that a large number of our current and potential clients have questions on whether other sources of income will affect their eligibility for…READ MORE
How Does Age Affect Your SSD Claim?
While people of any age can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, the younger a person is when they apply, the more difficult it can…READ MORE
Residual Functional Capacity Evaluation
If you recall from our blog last month, we discussed Social Security’s 5-Step Sequential Evaluation. In Step 4 of that evaluation, the Social Security Administration…READ MORE
Veterans & Social Security Disability
If you are a veteran who is disabled, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits, regardless of how your disability developed. Veterans Administration…READ MORE
How Your Disability Claim Is Evaluated
One of our clients’ most frequently asked questions is, “how exactly is my case evaluated?” The Social Security Administration has a 5-Step process to determine…READ MORE
Social Security Disability Programs – SSDI & SSI Eligibility
The Social Security Administration houses a number of benefit programs, including 2 federal disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).…READ MORE
Can You Work While Applying For Disability Benefits?
In short, the answer is yes. But there are qualifications to pursuing work during the disability process. Namely, are you working at a level that…READ MORE
Status of In Person Hearings and District Office Matters
As we know, the District Offices and the Hearing Offices are closed to the public. They now have limited public hours by appointment on a…READ MORE
Reasons To Hire An Attorney To Represent You
Does hiring an attorney representative really increase the odds of getting benefits? We’ll break it down for you. If you or someone you know has…READ MORE
How Do Attorneys Get Paid?
Attorney compensation is often a big concern for those seeking Social Security Disability benefits, and rightfully so. Attorneys are notoriously expensive, and there are a…READ MORE