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Category Archives: SSD Eligibility

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Am I Eligible For SSD Benefits Due To Long-Term COVID-19 Effects?

By Stephen Barszcz |

In order to qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you must be able to show you have a disability as the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines it in addition to meeting other requirements under federal law. The SSA defines a disability as “the inability to engage in any… Read More »

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What Is Considered a “Legitimate Reason” for Social Security to Ignore My Doctor’s Diagnosis in a Disability Case?

By Stephen Barszcz |

There are legitimate reasons for Social Security to reject the expert opinions of your treating physicians when assessing your application for disability benefits. But these reasons must still be supported by evidence. In other words, a Social Security administrative law judge (ALJ) cannot merely say, “I don’t find your doctor’s diagnosis credible” and send… Read More »

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How Your Need for an Assistive Device Can Affect Your Disability Claim

By Stephen Barszcz |

Many of us require assistive devices to function throughout the day, such as a wheelchair or cane. And if you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the government must consider your need for an assistive device when assessing your “residual functional capacity” (RFC) to work. However, Social Security will only consider assistive devices that… Read More »

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Are SSDI and SSI Benefits Different?

By Stephen Barszcz |

Suffering an injury at work can be one of the most devastating experiences in a person’s life, especially when that injury results in a permanent disability. Although some injuries only result in partial disabilities—allowing the worker to return to his or her job in a limited capacity—while others result in a total disability that… Read More »

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Can My Children or Grandchildren Receive My SSDI Benefits?

By Stephen Barszcz |

Many people who have sustained serious injuries or are suffering from debilitating illnesses still want to be able to provide for their children and their other dependents. For some people, dependents are their minor children or disabled adult children, and sometimes grandchildren are also dependents. If you are planning to file for disability benefits… Read More »

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Common Mistakes You Can Avoid When You File for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Stephen Barszcz |

If you have recently become disabled and you are making plans to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, it is critical to learn about some of the common mistakes people make so that you can avoid them. The Social Security Administration often denies applications for SSD benefits because of major and minor mistakes… Read More »

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What Medical Documentation Do I Need for My Disability Claim?

By Stephen Barszcz |

Seeking disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be complicated, and it is important to understand that there are very specific requirements for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You must supply various types of information about your employment history and your injury, including particular information about your medical condition. To ensure that… Read More »

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Do I Owe Taxes on Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Stephen Barszcz |

When you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, or SSD benefits, you will need to know if you will be required to pay taxes on the amount of money you receive from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Even if you already receive SSD benefits, you might be unsure about whether you… Read More »

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How Federal Courts May Differ in Applying the Same Law to Social Security Disability Cases

By Stephen Barszcz |

Although Social Security disability benefits are governed by federal law, that law is not always applied uniformly throughout the country. Individual courts may interpret certain rules and procedures differently from one another, leading to a lack of uniformity. This means that in some cases, where you file your case may determine how it is… Read More »

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Is Social Security Allowed to Ignore the Medical Advice of Its Own Doctors?

By Stephen Barszcz |

We often talk about cases where a Social Security administrative law judge (ALJ) rejects the expert medical opinions of a disability applicant’s treating physicians. In many cases, the ALJ will instead rely on the views of state agency physicians, who review the applicant’s medical records but do not necessarily examine them personally. Federal Court… Read More »

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