Disability-Claims

Why Does a Social Security Disability Claim Come Under Review?

Navigating Social Security Disability Benefits claims can be a challenge. When someone finally gets the letter that they are going to start receiving benefits, it can be tempting to relax and celebrate. At the same time, it is important to remember that continuing disability reviews (CDRs), also known as continuing benefits reviews, may happen. There […]

Do Not Ignore an SSDI Claim Review: It Matters

When someone successfully applies for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI), he or she may think that this is the end of the process. After all, they are now receiving benefits, which was the point of the original application; however, there is another part to this process called continuing benefits reviews. It […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Decision On An Initial Claim For Benefits?

It can be frustrating waiting for your benefits to come through. You are, typically, recovering or in a difficult financial situation due to your disability and the luxury of time is not something in abundance. How long will you have to wait? When will you be able to expect a decision from your claim? Average […]

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Young Workers Have a 1 in 3 Chance of Death or Disability Before Retirement

  The Social Security Administration recently released interesting statistics on an individual’s chances of becoming disabled and unable to work before reaching full retirement age.  These projections are based on an individual who is currently age 20 and who will have a full retirement age of 67. More than 1/3 of men will either become […]

H.R. 4280 Congressional Bill

H.R. 4280 was introduced in Congress this month. It is a bill designed to update the archaic income and asset limitations for recipients of Supplemental Security Income. These rules haven’t been properly updated since 1972. It would move the asset limitation from $2000 to $10,000 and eliminate deductions for in kind support. We think this […]

Is the 75-Day Waiver Right for You?

It can be challenging to wait for the SSA disability office to provide you with a hearing date. You might be in need of these benefits to help pay for medical bills, put food on the table, and provide for your family. It is understandable for you to want your benefits as quickly as possible. […]

Important Considerations of the 75-Day Waiver

It can be hard to file for Social Security Disability benefits. During this process, individuals will be asked to fill out mountains of paperwork, gather official documents, submit their claim only to be faced with a prolonged waiting period. In some cases, individuals might become frustrated and look for ways to expedite their claim. This […]

Social Security: How Does the Government Shutdown Affect You and Your Benefits?

The unprecedented government shutdown continues to drag on and everyone is starting to feel the sting. Federal workers are missing their paychecks, the lines at the airport continue to grow, and people are starting to worry about what will happen next. While many government departments are still operating as planned, it is a valid question […]

How does Social Security evaluate my statements about my disability to do full time work

When the Social Security Administration makes a determination about whether or not a particular diagnosis or impairment would prevent an individual from performing substantial and gainful employment, they often need to rely upon the statements of a claimant about how the impairments affect their work ability.  A claimant’s credibility can make or break a claim, […]