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

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

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 to clear the air a little…

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Do SSI Lawyers Really Help With Your Disability Claim?

Do SSI Lawyers Really Help With Your Disability Claim?

If you find yourself in need of assistance for a social security disability case, it is important to get help from an expert. Many people make the error of representing themselves. While you may know your rights, it is always advantageous to reach out to one, or several social security disability law firms to increase…

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Top 5 Tips on Filing a Disability Claim for Pseudoclaudication

Top 5 Tips on Filing a Disability Claim for Pseudoclaudication

Living with back pain can be immensely hard and, at times, all but impossible. For those who suffer from pseudoclaudication, dealing with extreme back pain is a daily struggle. The cramping in the lower back, hips, and legs can lead to individuals having to cause you to put your entire life on hold to deal with…

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