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I applied for SSDI but was approved for SSI? (Reasons you should appeal!)

I applied for SSDI but was approved for SSI? (Reasons you should appeal!)

So, you have applied for help and got approved for SSI but not SSDI! Should you accept the award already offered to you or appeal…

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When is it Too Late to Hire a Disability Attorney?

When is it Too Late to Hire a Disability Attorney?

Are you the type of person that likes to figure out how everything works?  The type of person that seeks to try to first figure…More…

Social Security Myth #4

Social Security Myth #4

DISABILITY CLAIMS ARE SOARING! If you were to turn on the nightly news you might come away with the impression that disability claims have soared…More…

Social Security Myth #3

Social Security Myth #3

“The vast majority of present recipients are on drugs but otherwise fine.” Is there a link between Social Security Benefits and Drug addiction?  Some think…More…

Social Security Myth #2

  Social Security has a limited amount of funding for benefits and this is why their first step is to deny, initially, all claims. (See…More…

Social Security Myth #1

“You have to apply three times and then you win” Did you know that you have to apply three times before you win a Social Security…More…

3 Mistakes to Avoid when Denied Disability

3 Mistakes to Avoid when Denied Disability

The application process for disability and Social Security is tough enough, being denied disability only adds to the mess.  You first have to more-or-less discover…More…

What Does a Disability Look Like?

What Does a Disability Look Like?

Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) awards claims to over 750,000 newly disabled workers.  This means that over 750,000 people are successful in claiming an…More…

Surprising Facts about Social Security Disability

This is a blog about Social Security Disability and VA Service Connected Compensation.  It’s intended to be well-meaning and is most often based on personal…More…

The ‘First’ Worst Letter You Will Get From Social Security

The ‘First’ Worst Letter You Will Get From Social Security

“Dear Applicant…Based on a review of your health problems you do not qualify for benefits on this claim.  This is because you are not disabled…More…

How Much Will I Make on Disability?

How Much Will I Make on Disability?

You’ll see this question online in other blogs.  Most of the time it will be phrased differently though.  Instead of saying, “how much will I…More…

Your To-Do List for Social Security Disability

Your To-Do List for Social Security Disability

There was a great article published recently by Tim Moore, a former Social Security Claims Examiner. In the article, he provided advice for those seeking…More…

Odds of winning a disability claim

The Odds: Getting Your Social Security Claim Approved

Should we start with the good news or the bad?  The chances are that if you are coming across this post, you are in one…More…

I’m Too Tough for Social Security: They Denied me Because I Worked Through my Injury

Social Security disability benefits decisions are often not fair.  If you are seeking benefits for the first time right now, you should know that the SSA makes…More…

Why is SSA Taking So Long?

Why is SSA Taking So Long?

It can be extraordinarily frustrating waiting on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make a Determination on your Claim.  Even more so as the Claim…More…