Did you know that people who are unable to work due to diabetes-related health problems may qualify for Social Security disability benefits? That’s one of the reasons why November is Diabetes Awareness Month: to educate the public on ways to prevent and control the disease, the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, resources for those […]
My SSDI Claim Has Been Denied Twice. What Do I Do Now?
If your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits was denied, don’t get discouraged. It’s not unusual for an SSDI claim to be rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Fortunately, the law allows you to appeal the SSA’s decision. A lot of times, the problem will be that you simply failed to provide […]
Why Should I Choose A Board Certified Social Security Attorney?
If your application for disability benefits has been rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you have a right to appeal their decision. If you prepared the original application — the one that was rejected — you might have better luck the second time around if you get some help. Who you get to help […]
Ringing in the New Year: 2020 Changes in Social Security Benefits
Every new year brings changes in Social Security benefits, and 2020 is no different. There are changes in the amount of benefits being paid as well as the requirements to qualify for benefits. These changes can have a big impact on people who are already receiving Social Security benefits, as well as those who expect […]
Social Security Disability Benefits and Alzheimer’s
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to help spread the word about a disease that affects an estimated 5.8 million Americans. Is Alzheimer’s a Normal Part of Aging? The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) notes that this disease is NOT a normal part of the aging process. It is a progressive, degenerative brain […]
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month and Disability Benefits for MS
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) has declared March to be Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, and we’d like to take this time to discuss the process a person who is unable to work because of MS must go through in order to be approved for Social Security disability benefits. Disabilities Resulting from Multiple Sclerosis Multiple […]
Do I Qualify for Lupus Social Security Disability Benefits?
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that 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. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, approximately 5 million people worldwide have the disease, and more than 16,000 […]
Are You Aware That You Can Collect SSDI benefits for Glaucoma and Other Visual Disorders?
January marks The National Eye Institute’s annual Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. It’s estimated that over 3 million people suffer from glaucoma — and many are unaware they have it. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which intraocular […]
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 […]
Getting Ready For A Social Security Disability Hearing with an Administrative Law Judge
If your claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, one of the steps in the appeals process is requesting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. Administrative law judges settle disputes with federal regulatory and benefits-granting agencies, including the Social Security Administration. When your initial SSDI claim is denied and your request for […]