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.

February 11

What You Need to Report to Social Security

Fighting for Social Security Disability benefits can be a battle. Even after you win the battle and receive SSD benefits, your job is not done. A Social Security Disability recipient is still required to keep Social Security updated on things that may affect their entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits. Here are just a few.

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.

March 10

Is It Hard to Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

It is hard to get Social Security Disability benefits despite the attack in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. An opinion piece wrote “a system designed to serve society’s vulnerable has morphed into a benefit bonanza that costs taxpayers billions of dollars more than it should.” The author couldn’t be more wrong and the Los Angeles Times tells.

October 7

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a lengthy process. Whether you decide to apply online, in person or by telephone is completely up to you. Applying in person does have several advantages. For example, having the ability to ask questions about anything you do not understand, including questions or information requested on the.

July 21

Social Security Disability – Know the Facts Before Bad-Mouthing It

Social Security Disability has been under attack lately in the media. Stories of judges approving too many disability applications, SSD fraud and other similar stories ignore the daily struggles a person must endure to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Recently, the Social Security Administration recently launched a national communications campaign, The Faces and Facts of.

June 29

Are Social Security Disability Judges Awarding Too Often?

Some Social Security Disability judges told Congress that they feel that they are being pushed to award Social Security Disability benefits to people who may not deserve them. According to the Washington Post, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is investigating why many judges have high approval rates for claims already rejected twice by.

March 21

New Social Security Disability Policy Interpretation Ruling on Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits have been difficult to obtain if the Claimant was battling a drug or alcohol addiction. As of March 22, 2013, Social Security Disability judges have a clarified “drug addiction and alcohol” (DAA) Social Security ruling to follow. The new Social Security Ruling (SSR) states that the key factor judges should.

January 25

Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits For Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be disabling, but the Social Security Administration does not always appreciate the impact of the condition when deciding whether or not to award Social Security Disability benefits. There is no specific Social Security Disability “listing” for fibromyalgia. However, approximately six months ago, Social Security issued a ruling instructing claims examiners and judges to.

November 30

Social Security Disability Claim – How Long Does It Take?

The Social Security Disability process has improved some over the years, but there is more to do to reduce the hearing backlog according to the Fiscal Year 2012 Inspector General Statement on the Social Security Administration’s Major Management and Performance Challenges. According to the report, at the end of September 2012, the backlog of Social.

September 26

Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Are Being Scammed

Social Security benefits are being stolen through a new scam where identity thieves are fraudulently rerouting Social Security benefits to their own bank accounts and prepaid debit cards. How do they do it? Identity thieves get their hands on the personal information they need, like a full name and bank account number. Then they contact.

July 10

Social Security Disability is Slavery? Really?

Social Security Disability is something that some people truly need. Something that was paid for by those who receive it. Something that some recipients would gladly give back for the ability to work and earn a decent living again. However, Florida Representative Allen West declared Social Security disability insurance as “a form of modern, 21st-century.

May 14

Social Security Disability Benefits for ALS

May is National ALS Awareness Month. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. More than 5,600 people each year are newly diagnosed with ALS. Living with ALS impacts both the patient and his or.

February 28

Social Security Disability Benefits and Trial Work Periods – Count Your Months!

Collecting social security disability (SSD) benefits does not mean that you can never attempt to work again, and we know that working rather than receiving SSDI benefits is a far better choice for a multitude of reasons; financial, emotional, physical, etc. The Social Security Administration has several programs under which a beneficiary receiving Social Security.

December 1

Tips on Speeding Up Your Social Security Disaiblity (SSD) Application

Anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) knows how slow the process is. Studies have shown that about two-thirds of Social Security disability requests are initially rejected. If you’re turned down, you can request that your case be reconsidered, but few decisions are reversed at that level so you must request a hearing.

September 17

New Study on Fibromyalgia Promotes Activity

Fibromyalgia can be debilitating no matter how old you are. One way to combat the pain and disability associated with fibromyalgia in adolescents is physical activity, according to findings of a multicenter study published in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society. Results from the study led by the researchers at Cincinnati.

September 2

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)–What’s the Difference?

When disability strikes, a person’s family and friends need to understand what benefits may be available for their family or friend. Two types of Social Security benefits may be available–Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Which is which? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is based on prior work under Social Security. Social.

July 21

Social Security Disability Factors You Must Address Before Filing for SSD

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a difficult and time-consuming process. To understand why the application for SSD benefits asks so many questions, it is important to understand the process of determining whether a person is entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. To decide whether a person is disabled for SSD purposes, the Social.