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Category Archives: Social Security Disablity

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The Four Levels of Appeal When You’ve Been Denied SSDI

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When a person becomes injured and is unable to work, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) can provide benefits that help cover the cost of daily expenses. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies thousands of applications every year. When this happens, too many individuals simply give up, thinking there is no way to get… Read More »

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What Does Age have to Do with Your SSDI?

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When determining if an individual is eligible for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI), the Social Security Administration considers many factors. One of these factors is age. Together, your age and residual functional capacity (RSF) make up a large part of your claim. Your RSF is the physical limits you may have when working, regardless… Read More »

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The Challenge of Collecting SSDI for Migraines

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Sometimes, disabilities are obvious and therefore, quite easy to prove. Someone confined to a wheelchair obviously can’t perform many types of work. As such, there is a good chance that the Social Security Administration will approve their application for disability benefits after reviewing their medical records. Other types of disabilities though, are more difficult… Read More »

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How to Avoid Being Falsely Accused of SSDI Fraud

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Recently, a Philadelphia woman was convicted of Social Security fraud. Although she avoided jail time, she was forced to pay back tens of thousands of dollars, was put on house arrest, and was required to complete 100 hours of community service. She admitted to collecting SSDI after claiming to be disabled, even though she… Read More »

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Applying or Receiving SSDI? Stay Off Social Media

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The Trump administration and the Social Security Administration (SSA) are currently working on a new law that could have serious ramifications for anyone applying for, or currently receiving, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits. The law, if passed, would increase monitoring of the social media profiles used by those applying for or receiving SSDI… Read More »

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SSDI vs. SSI: What’s the Difference?

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Those that are unable to work still need to cover the costs of day-to-day living. To do this, they often hear terms such as “SSDI” and “SSI”. These are possible options that can help disabled individuals with their expenses. What are these terms, though? What do they mean, and how are they different? Most… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP |

It’s unfortunate, but it’s a fact. The Social Security Administration denies more claims than it approves. That means that many people eligible, and in desperate need, of benefits are left with nothing to help them through a very difficult time. The reason for the denial is most often not because a person does not… Read More »

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Answers to Common Social Security Disability Questions

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When someone sustains a severe injury or contracts a long-term illness that makes them unable to work for an extended period, they may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Individuals that are disabled or retired may also be able to receive SSD in addition to their retirement… Read More »

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