SSDI

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 is Presumptive Disability in SSDI Claims and How Does it Work?

For those who have few assets, a low income and are disabled or blind, Social Security Income is a benefit paid monthly that can help pay the bills. To qualify as disabled, you must have a medical condition that prevents you from supporting yourself financially. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining disability payments can be long…

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Do You Qualify for Disability? 5 Ways You Can Tell

Do You Qualify for Disability? 5 Ways You Can Tell

The 40 million Americans who have a disability are often unable to work. Fortunately, those with disabilities can receive assistance through Social Security Disability programs.  Disabled Americans may either qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) depending on their situation. But if you have a disability, how do you know if you qualify for help? These guidelines will let you…

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7 Possible Reasons You Were Denied Disability

7 Possible Reasons You Were Denied Disability

Just over 30% of people who file for disability benefits get their claims successfully approved. The rest of the applications are all denied disability for a variety of factors ranging from technical to medical. After all this, the median percentage (across the US) of those who do get accepted through reconsideration is just eight percent! If…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Appeal

5 Mistakes to Avoid Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Appeal

Filing for social security benefits can be a daunting task. Making it more daunting is the high probability you will get denied. Preliminary claims have a denial rate of 67%, while reconsiderations – which are the first step in a disability appeal in Washington – have an increased rate of 87%. However, with the right guidelines to follow,…

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