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.

January 28

Decreasing The Wait For A Social Security Disability Hearing

Right now, the national hearing processing time for a Social Security disability hearing is 505 days (almost 17 months). This means those needing social security disability benefits to survive must wait an average of 17 months before a decision on their application to be made. This can quite stressful on the applicant and his or.

September 29

The Difference Between Social Security Income and Social Security Disability

Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD) are both confusing to determine whether someone qualifies for one or the other. This question seems to be one of the most common questions amongst Social Security applicants. Although they may appear to be very similar, they both have exceptionally different eligibility.

November 5

Social Security Disability Checks Will Increase in 2014

The Social Security Administration recently announced that monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014. The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin for SSD recipients in January 2014. According to CNNMoney.com, the latest adjustment will add about $19 to monthly.

January 9

Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits – Is it Possible?

Earning Social Security Disability benefits while working–it is often asked, “Can I work and still receive SSD benefits?” The answer to that question depends on multiple factors but once you understand the guidelines, the answer is quite clear. To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, a person must be unable to engage in what.

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.

July 6

What Social Security Can Do For You and Your Family

Social Security and Social Security Disability (SSD) is the answer to all the questions, but it can be very helpful to you and your family. Many people don’t understand that contributing about $3,500 over years can result in numerous benefits. A very good article on FoxBusiness.com highlights the following 10 benefits that Social Security can.

October 15

Bad News For Those on Social Security

The Social Security Administration has just announced that Americans who receive Social Security benefits will not get any cost-of-living increase in 2011 in their monthly checks. This is the second year in a row that there will be no cost of living increase. This is the first time that Social Security benefits have not increased.

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.

June 15

Earning Wages While on Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability benefits will likely not be enough money to solely support a disabled person. Thus, the disabled person may need additional income to survive. However, does this result in losing Social Security Disability benefits? The simple answer is “not necessarily.” The Social Security Administration will allow both claimants for benefits, as well as.

May 10

Proving Your Claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is tough, but being able to prove your entitlement to SSD benefits is even tougher. However, one way to help get you qualified for Social Security Disability benefits is to get regular, ongoing medical treatment that document your injuries and restrictions. Failure to do so could result in the.

June 24

Fighting to Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Few things are more devastating than suffering from a serious injury, medical or mental illness that leaves you unable to work? If you are unable to work for 12 months or more, you may qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability program. If you think you might qualify, you should apply online or at.