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When Will Social Security Run Out? Here Is the Truth About SSI

When Will Social Security Run Out? Here Is the Truth About SSI

When will Social Security run out?  Social security is the most prominent social insurance program in the US, but is it really here to stay? While the Social Security Administration (SSA) provided more than $1 trillion USD in benefits in 2018, the funds will not last forever, right?  Well…maybe? So, when will Social Security run out? Let’s attempt…

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Do You Qualify for Disability? 5 Ways You Can Tell

Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability? 5 Ways You Can Tell

Do you qualify for Social Security disability? 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…

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Out of Work Due to a Disability? 6 Community Resources That Will Help

Out of Work Due to a Disability? 6 Community Resources That Will Help

Are you out of work due to a disability? Being out of work due to a disability can be scary and overwhelming, especially if you are unsure of what you should be doing until you get approved for Social Security. Thankfully, there are many community resources available that can provide you with assistance and aid…

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7 Possible Reasons You Were Denied Disability

7 Possible Reasons You Were Denied Disability

Were you denied Social Security disability? Nearly 70% of people who file for disability benefits are denied.  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…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Appeal

5 Mistakes to Avoid as You Prepare Your Social Security Disability Appeal

What are the five mistakes to avoid as you prepare 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%.  However, with the right guidelines to follow, you can make filing…

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What to Look for in a Great Disability Lawyer

What to Look for in a Great Disability Lawyer

Have you submitted a disability benefits claim and are waiting to hear whether or not it’s been approved? Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you. Only 23% of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims are approved at the initial application stage. Sometimes, even less if you did not use a disability lawyer. Of course, you…

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How are PTSD and Disability-Related for Social Security?

How are PTSD and Disability-Related for Social Security?

If you are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may be wondering how PTSD and Disability are related to Social Security. Will you be able to receive Social Security Disability if you suffer from PTSD? How do you prove that you have a PTSD related disability and cannot work? PTSD and Known Side Effects…

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Is Sleep Apnea a Disability?

Is Sleep Apnea a Disability?

Is sleep apnea a disability? Sometimes the guidelines regarding whether you qualify for SSI or SSDI can be confusing. Some disabilities, Sleep Apnea, for instance, are not always straight to the point. Sleep Apnea Is Definitely a Disability! Sleep Apnea happens to be one of those disabilities that can fall into different categories.  In particular,…

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Long Waits for Social Security Disability Hearing Decisions

Long Waits for Social Security Disability Hearing Decisions

Are you currently awaiting a Social Security Disability hearing decision? Has it been months since you asked for a hearing?  You are not alone. There are many others out there in the same spot as you. So why is it taking so long to hear back? The Process of Requesting a Social Security Disability Hearing…

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Lies and Truths About Waste and the Growth of Social Security Disability

Lies and Truths About Waste and the Growth of Social Security Disability

In Myth #4 we focused on the rhetoric that Social Security disability claims were soaring, and sought to evaluate the sensational assertions using facts that are readily available, for anyone who cared to look anyway. Recently, this false claim regarding disability was put forth again for the sole purpose of making some hard to understand,…

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