Why Do Some Arizonans Get Denied Social Security Disability and How Can They Appeal

Why Might My Social Security Disability Claim Be Denied? One of the most common reasons for denial of Social Security Disability (SSD) claims in Arizona is the lack of sufficient medical evidence. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires comprehensive medical documentation to substantiate your disability claim. If your medical records do not thoroughly document your […]

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What Medical Conditions Qualify Someone for SSD Benefits?

Nobody wants to be dependent on the government to make ends meet. But when medical conditions prevent you from working, few other options exist.  Social Security Disability (SSD) exists to provide for those unlucky few who are incapable of making a living due to a medical condition. But because it is a government program, there […]

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Social Security Scams and How to Avoid Them

Scam artists can strike anyone, young or old. New scams are being reported all of the time and are becoming more sophisticated. Social Security scams are well-documented. With millions of people each year receiving benefits, it’s not surprising that these people become victims. The most common tactic is for a scammer to impersonate someone who […]

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Do You Need a Lawyer to Receive Long-Term Disability Benefits?

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance protects you from losing your income if you become unable to work due to an injury or chronic health condition. You may choose to participate in a group plan offered through your employer or purchase insurance on your own. While this type of insurance benefits many people, filing a claim can […]

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When Should You Reopen an SSDI Claim?

If you’ve applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and had your claim denied, you have only a small window of time to appeal the decision and review your claim. If you miss the deadline or decide that you don’t want your claim reviewed, the Social Security Administration (SSA) closes your case. However, you […]

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4 Things You Should Never Say to Disability Doctors

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, Social Security will require you to schedule a consultative exam. The doctor who provides this exam is supposed to give an unbiased opinion about whether you qualify.  However, many of these doctors want to continue to receive referrals from Social Security, possibly making them biased against you. […]

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