May 30

Past Relevant Work – 4th Step To Qualify for Social Security Disability

Examining “past relevant work” is the fourth step in determining if you qualify for social security disability. This article is the fourth in a series discussing each step of the five-step sequential evaluation process that social security disability judges use to determine you are disabled. As discussed in the prior articles of the series, the.

May 24

Step Three to Qualify for Social Security Disability – Meet a Listing

The third step in the 5-step sequential evaluation to determine if you qualify for social security disability benefits relates to the Listing of Impairments found in Appendix 1 of the Social Security regulations. The “Listings” outline just about everything that can impair a person from being able to work. If your impairment meets the exact.

May 21

Severe Impairment – Step Two For Social Security Disability

Establishing a severe impairment is the second step of the sequential evaluation used in determining whether someone is entitled to social security disability benefits. This article is the second in a series of blog articles – each focusing on the steps in determining if you qualify for social security disability (SSD) benefits. The blog article.

August 25

Things to Know Before Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Planning and preparation are important in many things. They are especially needed in applying for Social Security Disability and waiting for your Social Security Disability hearing. Being awarded social security disability benefits is not easy. A great majority of applications are denied on the first application and still a greater number is denied after the.

May 11

How To Apply for Social Security Disability Online

We often tell our prospective social security disability clients that they can apply for social security disability online at ssa.gov/iClaim/dib. Sounds easy, but it can be confusing and time consuming. It is not unreasonable to take one to two hours to complete the online process. Hopefully, this article makes application process a bit easier. Before.

February 27

Depression and Social Security Disability Benefits

Depression can be debilitating. Long term depression can be so bad that it prevents someone from being able to work. If someone has significant depression, would they be entitled to social security disability benefits? The answer is maybe. Let’s look to see what is needed to secure social security disability benefits for depression. The Social.

December 7

Let’s Talk Social Security Disability Numbers

Our law firm’s Social Security Disability department sees a lot of numbers. Numbers of work credits, numbers of medical providers, numbers of individuals and families struggling because of the inability to work, etc. However, it is also important that our social security disability clients and potential clients also see these numbers: Average Wait Time for.

October 18

Cost of Living Adjustment For Social Security Announced

It is tough to pay monthly bills strictly on Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits. With costs of daily goods increasing, each year it is a bit tougher. That’s the purpose of a cost of living adjustment (COLA). Unfortunately, this morning, ABC Action News reports that next year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) will.

July 14

Does Diabetes Qualify For Social Security Disability?

Diabetes can be severe enough to make someone disabled. However, can a person struggling with diabetes qualify for social security disability benefits? Diabetes is a listing under Social Security Administration 9.00 Endocrine Disorders – Adult. There it defines the two types of diabetes as follows: Diabetes mellitus and other pancreatic gland disorders disrupt the production.

May 20

Does a Back Injury Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Many hard-working Americans suffer injuries to their spine and other parts of their skeletal system. Sometimes, these injuries prevent the worker from being able to return to work. The only recourse this injured worker could have is applying for Social Security Disability benefits. We are often asked what is required to qualify for social security.

October 19

Any Cost-of-Living Adjustment for SSD Next Year?

Someone on Social Security Disability (or receiving other forms of Social Security benefits) fully understands what a COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) is and often relies on it each year. Unfortunately, for the upcoming year, there will be increase in benefits as the Social Security Administration recently published that there would be no cost-of-living adjustments increase in.