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What happens at a Social Security Disability hearing?

Published on April 25th, 2019 by Web Master

If your Social Security Disability application is denied, you have the option to ask for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, who will reconsider your application and evidence surrounding your claim. It is wise to request a hearing after an initial claim and reconsideration are denied because a large percentage of claims […]

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Why is it so difficult to get disability benefits for depression?

Published on April 23rd, 2019 by Web Master

Depression is a common condition cited on Social Security Disability applications, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for people with depression to secure benefits. Like other conditions with symptoms that are based on emotional distress, a disability based on depression can be difficult to prove to the Social Security Administration because the symptoms are often difficult […]

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Dell plans to expand hiring program for adults with autism

Published on April 19th, 2019 by Web Master

Some adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have long and fulfilling careers without many problems, while others struggle with holding down employment. In fact, Autism Speaks reports that more than half of young adults with autism do not find jobs or attain higher education in the two years after high school, and only 58 percent […]

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When is the best time to apply for disability benefits?

Published on April 11th, 2019 by Web Master

Many people hold misconceptions about when to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, and you may have heard some of them and be holding the misconceptions yourself. For instance, there is a rumor that applicants should wait a certain length of time before applying, such as five months or one year after becoming disabled. But […]

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What are primary immunodeficiency diseases?

Published on April 2nd, 2019 by Web Master

Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) include more than 350 chronic and rare disorders that result from the body’s immune system not functioning as it should. April happens to be Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month, so we thought now would be a great time to discuss PI and how Social Security Disability benefits may be available to sufferers. […]

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