Category Archives: SSD Eligibility
Can I Appeal My SSD Denial?
Experiencing a disabling injury or being diagnosed with a disabling medical condition is extremely difficult for anyone, and it is important to begin the application process for Social Security Disability benefits if you are eligible. Yet for many disabled adults, after going through the complex application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, they… Read More »
Are Expedited SSD Benefits Possible?
When you have suffered a serious injury or have developed a debilitating illness or condition, you are likely learning about seeking Social Security Disability benefits, or simply SSD benefits. It is important to know that, for most SSD benefit recipients, even if you are eligible to receive benefits, there will be a five-month waiting… Read More »
What Is The Process For Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits?
If you were recently injured or diagnosed with a serious illness, returning to work in any capacity may be impossible. Accordingly, you may be wondering about your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits, and specifically about your ability to obtain payments through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program or through Supplemental Security Income… Read More »
Am I Eligible For SSD Benefits Due To Long-Term COVID-19 Effects?
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 »
What Is Considered a “Legitimate Reason” for Social Security to Ignore My Doctor’s Diagnosis in a Disability Case?
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 »
How Your Need for an Assistive Device Can Affect Your Disability Claim
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 »
Are SSDI and SSI Benefits Different?
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 »
Can My Children or Grandchildren Receive My SSDI Benefits?
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 »
Common Mistakes You Can Avoid When You File for Social Security Disability Benefits
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 »
What Medical Documentation Do I Need for My Disability Claim?
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 »