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 […]

Qualifying for SSA Benefits Based on Epilepsy or Other Seizure Disorders

With National Epilepsy Awareness Month currently happening, it is important for everyone to know that they could qualify for SSA benefits based on their seizure disorder, with one example being epilepsy. Of course, like any other medical disorder, whether or not it qualifies for SSA benefits will depend on the criteria that have been established […]

How the Social Security Administration analyzes seizures

How you can qualify for disability benefits based on epilepsy or seizure disorders? It’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we wanted to let you know how the Social Security Administration analyzes seizures when determining if someone who has them meets SSA disability criteria. Seizure events themselves are rather complicated, and how they are defined by […]

Compassionate Allowances: The Fast Track

When someone has applied for disability from the Department of Social Security, one of the hardest parts is the waiting game. The government is notorious for being slow to do anything and reviewing cases that could potentially qualify for disability is no exception. Fortunately, there is a fast-track available. For people to qualify for the […]

Benefits for a Closed Period of Time

When people are thinking about applying for disability benefits, time is of the essence. Once a diagnosis is made, especially a diagnosis like cancer or other life-shortening illness, the clock is ticking. Because of this, it is vital to file for disability benefits from the Department of Social Security as quickly as possible. Based on […]

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases for 2019

THE NUMBERS ARE IN Payments for Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Retirement will increase by 2.8 percent for 2019.  The increase is due to an automatic cost of living adjustment mandated by law and is based on inflation. The increase will take effect for January 2019 payments for the 62 million […]

Evaluating a Cancer Disability under Social Security

When someone is looking to receive approval for disability under the Department of Social Security, it is important to understand the different factors that they are going to consider. The information that has been published by the Department of Social Security can be confusing and some people may not be able to understand the jargon that […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The healthcare community has occupied a significant amount of the spotlight with multiple new diagnosis and treatment options; however, certain health care issues continue to plague the system. Cancer is a disease of aging and as people continue to live longer and longer, cancer will only become more common. While it is nice to have […]

Third Party Statements

In previous posts about your disability claim and how others can support your claim, we discussed the qualified medical sources as well as various “treating source statements”.  The Social Security Administration uses evidence from many different sources when evaluating your claim including your own medical records, exams that Social Security schedules with their doctors for […]