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- Choosing an Onset Date for Disability
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, one of the first questions you will be asked is “on which date did you become disabled.” While this question may seem straightforward, many people find themselves struggling to decide on the appropriate date to list on the application.
- Disability Benefits for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a serious and debilitating condition characterized by extreme fatigue that is not relieved by rest and may be worsened by physical or mental activity.
- How to Prepare for a Disability Appeal
More than half of all Social Security disability benefits applications are denied at the initial stage. This staggering statistic demonstrates the high probability of an appeal.
- Losing Disability Benefits
The Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs both provide monetary benefits to disabled individuals although they are based on different economic eligibility criteria. Social Security Disability is available to workers who have earned enough work credits over their lifetime and within the last ten years.
- Disability Hearing Preparation
Applicants for SSI disability or SSDI disability benefits go through a sequential evaluation process. Clearer and more serious impediments are handled more quickly, including a special route for terminal claims. There are also multiple appeals that claimants are provided throughout the process.
- Independent Medical Examination
In most disability claim cases, the claimant will treat with his or her own doctor. The patient has the full right to choose whichever doctor can best treat the medical problems provided his/her insurance company will pay for the treatment. Usually, the patient will start with a general physician and then see a specialist depending on what type of injury the patient has. The doctors keep records of these treatments which are available to the patient.
- SSDI Benefits for Older Applicants
There are several advantages to applying for SSDI when you reach 50 that do not apply to younger applicants.
- Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits
Learn what Social Security Disability benefits are and when you can obtain them.
- What Is the Sequential Evaluation Process in Social Security Disability Claims?
The Social Security Administration utilizes a five-step sequential process in which the administration determines whether a claimant meets the definition for being disabled. The steps are followed in the exact order. If a decision is made at any step, the other steps remain uncompleted. However, if the Social Security Administration is unable to make a determination, representatives continue to the next step.
- A Social Security Disability Lawyer Helps You Get the SSD Benefits You Deserve
If you have been seriously injured or have developed an illness that keeps you from working, contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer for help.