Tips to Making Your Claim Go Faster

Want your SSDI claim faster? Is it just taking too long? Watch this video for 5 steps you can take now to understand and speed up the process.   For more information about speeding up your claim, check out these helpful blog posts.

7 Things You Can Do to Get a Faster Turnaround On a Social Security Claim

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, so goes the saying. This applies to the process of getting your claim to move quickly through Social Security. With that in mind, here are 7 things that you can do to encourage speedier processing and a positive outcome for your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income claim: […]

Make Your Social Security Claim Get Processed Faster

Did you know that an American worker (at the age of 20) has a 25% chance of getting a disability before becoming eligible for full retirement? This statistic is from the Social Security Administration’s report on Disability Benefits and it serves to remind us how important it is to get your benefits as soon as […]

Wait Times for US Hearing Offices

The Social Security Administration recently published information giving the average processing time at each of its hearing offices.  The numbers represent the time from the day the hearing is requested until a decision is issued. The longest waits are in San Juan, Puerto Rico (864 days), Chicago (820 days) and New York (772 days).  The […]

Documenting Work Activity After You File a Disability Benefits Claim

During all phases of the application process for Social Security Disability benefits, the burden is on the claimant to prove disability. Burden of Proof This includes not only providing medical evidence you have been diagnosed with disabling impairments, but also documenting any work activity you perform while waiting for the Social Security Administration to process […]

Tips for Completing Form SSA 3373

Completing your function report can be complicated and overwhelming. Below are some tips to insure success. The Activity of Daily Living Questionnaire – Form SSA 3373 – is complex. It may seem as though the questions are easy and straightforward but the answers you provide do more than is obvious.Therefore, it is critical to understand […]

The Importance of the Function Form to your SSI Claim

The importance of the Social Security Insurance (SSI) function report – is very high. It is a form that measures what you can and cannot do. Learn what the SSA Function Form does by reading our blog: What is the Function Report? Read tips on how to correctly fill out the SSI Function Form in […]

Self Employment Income: The Return to Work Test

While the first two tests are the ones that are used most when determining whether or not someone is entitled to receive benefits, there is also a third test that is used to apply to people who are thinking about starting a business or returning to work more than 24 years after they first started […]

Self Employment Income: The Comparability Test of Fair Compensation

If someone is able to pass the first test, the Social Security department will then apply the second test. This will be used to see whether or not someone is being compensated at a reasonable level for the work that is being performed. Of course, this is a subjective matter. Therefore, the department will compare […]

Social Security disability benefits backlog is lengthy

Thousands of people nationwide seeking disability assistance are waiting months, or even years, for Social Security to hear their cases. The numbers for the Salt Lake City Office of Disability Adjudication and Review as of late September 2016 indicate an 18 month wait time from the date that a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge […]