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Are people suffering from chronic back pain eligible for SSD?

Published on March 8th, 2018 by Web Master

An estimated 80 percent of adults will experience back pain. It can range from a dull, persistent ache to sharp, painful spasms that make it hard to move. For many, the pain is acute and recedes within a few weeks, but for those suffering from chronic back pain, it can be a challenge to work. […]

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Pain, fatigue and other difficult-to-measure disabling conditions

Published on February 22nd, 2018 by Web Master

Millions of people suffer from conditions like chronic pain, fatigue and depression. For some people, these conditions are frustrating; for others, they are disabling. Due to the difficulty in assessing symptoms and broad misunderstandings about their impact on individuals, sufferers might automatically assume they do not qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, that […]

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How Do You Prove A Depression Disability Case?

Published on February 19th, 2018 by Web Master

Major depressive disorder impacts nearly 7 percent of American adults and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Depression is associated with biological, psychological and environmental factors and is often debilitating. Since 1984, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has considered mental illness to be disabling, but claims are often denied by Social […]

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5 events that could affect your SSI benefits

Published on February 14th, 2018 by Web Master

Supplemental Security Income is a vital source of financial support to people who are eligible. It allows them to cover basic care and living expenses that they otherwise could not afford on their own. While it is a considerable relief to collect these benefits, it is important to understand that they are not guaranteed. They […]

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What you should know about SSDI retroactive payments, back pay

Published on February 5th, 2018 by Web Master

It is an unfortunate fact that people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) can spend months and sometimes years waiting for a ruling on their applications. There is a massive backlog of applications, and many people ultimately must also navigate the appeal process. While they wait, disabled workers may be dealing with enormous financial […]

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My SSI application was denied. What options do I have?

Published on January 31st, 2018 by Web Master

On this blog, we have examined the many challenges and frustrations people often encounter when applying for benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Unfortunately, many people have valid applications denied initially. If you recently applied for SSI and the Social Security Administration denied your application, it is important that you not give up or assume […]

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Can you receive disability benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Published on January 24th, 2018 by Web Master

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common nerve condition caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, called the median nerve. The swelling of the surrounding tendons narrows the tunnel around the nerve, which puts pressure on the median nerve. The pressure from the swelling can lead to loss of motor functions, which can leave […]

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Steps you can take to strengthen your medical evidence

Published on January 11th, 2018 by Web Master

Medical evidence is one of the primary factors the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers when assessing a person’s application for disability benefits. As such, it is vital that applicants provide as much relevant medical evidence as possible. With this in mind, you can take a few important steps to ensure that the medical evidence you present is […]

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What you should know about countable resources and SSI

Published on December 29th, 2017 by Web Master

Supplemental Security Income is crucial financial aid for individuals who are, disabled or blind and have extremely limited financial resources. In order to determine if you or your family member qualifies for SSI benefits, the Social Security Administration will need to examine the value of your resources. In this post, we will examine what this involves. […]

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Disabled and unable to work? Don’t wait to apply for benefits

Published on December 22nd, 2017 by Web Master

If you are dealing with a serious medical condition, you likely have a lot to worry about on a daily basis. Can you pay for your medication? How will you get to the grocery store? When is the next doctor’s appointment? With so much to worry about, you may be tempted to put off difficult […]

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