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October 2018 Archives

Why it is important to keep comprehensive medical records

There are many challenges in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, including filling out paperwork, attending hearings and meeting deadlines. This is in addition to the fact that applicants are injured and trying to focus on recovery. The unfortunate reality is that the Social Security Administration rejects most initial applications.

Application numbers are down but approvals are getting harder

The number of workers claiming Social Security Disability benefits is going down. So much so, that this reverse has helped bring the program back from the verge of insolvency. Recent projections on the viability of the program now put it at 2032, which is four years later than previously thought as recently as last year. Two years ago, the government warned that the program could run out of funding as soon as 2023.