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Understanding Mental and Physical Impairments

July 3, 2022

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…

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Social Security Disability Listings

July 3, 2022

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…

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Social Security Disability Eligibility – Do I Qualify?

July 3, 2022

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…

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Checking Your SSD Claim Status

July 3, 2022

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,…

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The SSD Appeals Process

July 3, 2022

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…

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Social Security Disability, the CARES Act, and Unemployment

July 3, 2022

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…

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How Does Age Affect Your SSD Claim?

July 3, 2022

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…

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Residual Functional Capacity Evaluation

June 29, 2022

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…

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Veterans & Social Security Disability

June 27, 2022

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…

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How Your Claim Is Evaluated

June 27, 2022

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…

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SSDI and SSI: Social Security Disability Programs

June 27, 2022

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).…

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Can You Work While Seeking Disability Benefits?

June 27, 2022

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…

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Status of In Person Hearings and District Office Matters

June 27, 2022

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…

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Hiring an attorney, is it worth it?

Reasons To Hire An Attorney To Represent You

June 27, 2022

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…

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How do attorney fees work?

How Attorney Fees Work

June 27, 2022

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…

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