Disability

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 your award and continue trying to get SSDI? If you accept just SSI, you can move on with your life and stop worrying about the SSDI process. For most people,…

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How Much Back Pay Will I Get from SSI?

How Much Back Pay Will I Get from SSI?

After the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a person’s disability claim, that person often receives back pay from SSI or SSDI, in addition to their monthly benefits. The amount of back pay depends on the length of time elapsing between submitting the initial claim and getting approved. The Difference Between SSI and SSDI Supplemental Security…

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How to Calculate Social Security Credits, Formerly Quarters of Coverage

How to Calculate Social Security Credits, Formerly Quarters of Coverage

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a credits system to determine who is eligible to collect benefits. The SSA will examine whether you have met the minimum work requirements for eligibility. These credits, once called “quarters of coverage,” are based on the amount of time you have worked, and, to some extent, the compensation you…

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What You Can Expect After Your Social Security Disability Hearing

On average, Social Security Disability appeals take months to resolve.  Once you have your appeal hearing, it’s easy to feel a deep sense of relief.  However, waiting on untimely court determinations creates unexpected stress.    Did your attorney do everything correctly?  Did your attorney make the strongest case?  Did the Social Security doctor ruin your claim?  Can you really…

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What happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?

What Happens at a Social Security Disability Hearing?

The idea of a Social Security disability hearing can be a daunting notion to those who have never stood before a judge before. The environment is so foreign to most people’s experiences that the entire ordeal can be overwhelming. When you’re suffering from a disability that prevents you from doing the work that’s your primary…

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How Does SSDI Back Pay Work?

There may come a time when you are not able to work because of a condition that prevents you from doing so. If that is the case, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability Insurance is accessible to you if you were once able to be employed in…

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What Happens to My Child’s SSI When They Turn 18?

For many purposes, adulthood starts, and childhood ends when one reaches the age of 18. And just like many things at this point in life, SSI benefits can change as well. According to the policies set by the Social Security Administration, claimants who have filed for childhood benefits will only receive them until they reach…

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Can you receive Social Security Disability Benefits for Social Anxiety?

While many people are affected by high levels of stress and anxiety in their daily life, there are others who suffer from anxiety on a regular basis. Anxiety is a mental condition that is marked by extreme fear and worry in the midst of everyday activities that can lead the person to seek complete control…

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Social Security Disability: What Does it Mean When Your “Appeal is Under Review?”

Every day, people who try to navigate the Social Security Disability bureaucracy quickly discover it can be challenging. The claims process tends to be tedious and a single misstep can result in setbacks or outright denials. For people who need these critical disability resources to sustain a reasonable quality of life, attempting a DIY approach…

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5 Reasons You Need a Lawyer for Your Social Security Disability Appeal

5 Reasons You Need a Lawyer for Your Social Security Disability Appeal

It is not fair. You have worked hard and paid into the system. Now it is time to collect on that because you have been injured and cannot work anymore. You play by the book, go to your doctor appointments, get all the paperwork and send in your application for Social Security disability. No money is…

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