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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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What applicants can expect from disability benefits

Published on December 18th, 2017 by Web Master

Suffering a disabling injury or illness can turn your world upside down. You may be dealing with considerable pain, frustrating limitations and the need for ongoing assistance. It can also strain relationships and cause financial anxiety. In this environment, the questions and challenges can prove to be overwhelming. As such, having some idea of what […]

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New treatment could make migraines less disabling

Published on December 12th, 2017 by Web Master

People who experience frequent, debilitating migraine headaches can struggle to perform even the most basic daily tasks as a result of nausea, pain and sensitivity to light and sound. Under these circumstances, holding down a job can be all but impossible. However, recent research has led to some promising results that could help migraine sufferers […]

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Fibromyalgia: Understanding the basics

Published on December 8th, 2017 by Web Master

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the entire body. It’s a complicated disorder that can be hard to diagnose. While the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, symptoms may begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or following psychological stress. It’s also a disorder that can make it difficult or impossible to work. Given the severity […]

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Challenges to expect when the SSA evaluates your ability to work

Published on December 1st, 2017 by Web Master

One of the most difficult elements of applying for Social Security disability benefits is being able to prove not just that you cannot perform your job, but that you cannot perform any type of job on a full time basis. This can be very frustrating because the decision on whether you have the ability to work is […]

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