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The Truth About Inheritance & Social Security Disability Income

There are a lot of misconceptions around Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and how monetary inheritance and endowments can affect it. This article will help dispel speculations and set apart fact from fiction when it comes to inheritance and Social Security disability income.

Defining Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)

First and foremost, let’s define what SSDI is. It is not a form […]

Truckers Social Security Disability

Trucking is still a huge industry in the U.S. In fact, approximately 70% of all freight is still carried by big rigs. The industry also provides jobs for over 800,000 people in the country. But like any job, injuries are possible, leaving those who rely on their jobs as a trucker in serious trouble if they are unable to continue […]

What to Do If Your SSDI Review Results in Losing Benefits

For those who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the Social Security Administration (SSA) does a periodic review known as a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) to ensure its recipients still meet the qualifications. The SSA mainly looks to see if your condition has medically improved, and if so, your SSDI review may render you at a loss of disability benefits.

Why […]

Can I Get PTSD Social Security Disability Benefits?

A traumatic event in a person’s lifetime can trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. It is common in veterans, and due to its occurrence, the National Center for PTSD has assigned June as PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD Social Security Disability benefits are an important part of helping individuals live with and overcome this psychiatric disorder.

A Troubling Anxiety Disorder

PTSD is a […]

Do I Qualify for Lupus Social Security Disability Benefits?

May is Lupus Awareness Month, thanks to the Lupus Foundation of America. This chronic autoimmune disease can cause a variety of symptoms, from fatigue to abnormal blood clotting and ulcers. These symptoms range in severity, and the progression of the disease depends on the person.

Depending on the severity and aggressiveness of the disease, some people with lupus are unable to […]

Common Questions About Social Security Disability Claims

1. “I have disabling condition that requires medication and other expensive treatments. I am struggling with paying my medical bills. Will these be covered by my Social Security disability benefits?”

Social Security on the basis of disability is a financial benefit granted by the government for a chronic condition that leaves the patient unable to work. Once you are approved for […]

Social Security Disability Back Pay: What You Need To Know

The Social Security disability application process is a waiting game that can take months or years to complete. Application denials, new submission attempts and frustrating delays in communication are common occurrences when applying for Social Security disability benefits. Back Pay refers to the benefits you would have received had your claim been approved immediately. The process of determining a start […]

Common Reasons for Veterans Disability Claim Denials And How To Fight Back

Veterans disability claim denials are common, and can be caused by errors in the determination of benefits or lack of evidence. Many of these denials have a strong chance of appeal with appropriate documentation. Denials commonly happen for the following reasons:

Lack of medical evidence to support disability
Missing connection between service and symptoms
Condition pre-existed military service

Lack of Evidence

Lack of medical evidence to […]

What Is Substantial Gainful Activity And How Does It Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, administrators reviewing your claim will take multiple variables into consideration. One of those variables is called Substantial Gainful Activity. What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) and how does it impact your Social Security disability benefits claim?

Substantial Gainful Activity – SGA

Substantial Gainful Activity is defined as any work that is performed for pay or […]

Social Security Disability Benefits and Alzheimer’s

If you or a loved one is under the age of 65 and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the disease will likely be classified in the early-onset stage. Fortunately, Social Security recently added early-onset Alzheimer’s to the list of Compassionate Allowance conditions. This list of conditions qualifies for fast track processing of the person’s disability application.

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and […]

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