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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
How Chronic Pain Is Evaluated in Social Security Disability Claims
Chronic pain can make everything about your life more difficult, from working to taking care of your family and even preparing a meal. Many people with chronic pain may seek disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), only to be denied. If this has happened to you, an experienced legal team may be able […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
Denied Social Security Disability Benefits? Here Are Your Next Steps
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), over 70% of applications for Social Security disability benefits are denied every year. What you might not realize, however, is that denial does not necessarily have to end your claim. SSA provides options for reversing a denial. Through these procedures, you can present new medical evidence and argue […]Read More
What Happens If an Original Work Injury Leads to a Second Injury?
Many issues surrounding your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits arise when one injury leads to another. If this happens, you may have concerns about whether you can still get benefits. If you already receive benefits, you might wonder whether you need to reapply with a new injury. You might also receive compensation for your […]Read More
New Conditions Included in the SSA Compassionate Allowance Program
Applications for Social Security disability benefits can take years to wind their way through the system. All the while, applicants suffer from debilitating medical conditions. In addition to what can be chronic pain and discomfort, this benefit applicants also often struggle with loss of income due to the inability to retain gainful work. The stress […]Read More
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia may be difficult to diagnose, but this disease is very real and the impact it can have on an individual can be truly debilitating. For those suffering from fibromyalgia, maintaining steady, gainful employment may not be possible. These individuals may seek financial support in the form of Social Security disability benefits. With fibromyalgia proving […]Read More