social security disability benefits

Are Social Security Disability Benefits Taxable?

Navigating the Social Security disability benefits application process is no easy feat. The requirements are specific and detailed. Many, if not most, applicants get initially denied and thus have to go on to maneuver the appeals process. Once you have been granted disability benefits, you will likely feel much-needed relief. While Social Security disability benefits […]

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What Is Presumptive Disability for SSI Benefits?

The process for applying for SSI benefits can be lengthy in and of itself. Gathering the necessary documentation and properly filling out all of the forms can feel like an endless task. Once you have completed your application, however, the wait time can also be extensive. It is not uncommon for the Social Security Administration […]

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Can You Be Eligible for SSD Benefits if You Have Fibromyalgia?

While some disabilities are very visible, others are more difficult to recognize. Fibromyalgia is a disease that may be harder for others to recognize, but it often impacts the individual in significant ways.  What Is Fibromyalgia? Those who suffer from fibromyalgia generally experience tenderness and muscle pain throughout the body. This is also commonly accompanied […]

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Can Your Military Pay Impact Your Eligibility for SSD Benefits?

For those whose disability makes them unable to work, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can prove to be a true lifeline. But for current and former members of the United States military, the receipt of pay, pensions, and disability compensation can raise concern over whether their SSD benefits will be impacted.  What Type of SSD […]

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What Is the Five-Step Process SSA Uses to Determine Disability?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) must first determine that an individual has a total disability before approving them for the receipt of disability benefits. This determination is made through a five-step process in which an applicant is reviewed to be disabled or not at each step. The central, defining aspect of disability for the purpose […]

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How Does the SSA Determine If I Can Do My Past Work?

In order to qualify for social security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) must first find that you are disabled. SSA will only pay for total disability which means that you cannot do the work you did before because of your medical condition, you cannot adjust to another kind of work because of your […]

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The Importance of Your Doctor in the Disability Claims Process

When you apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), you will need to provide medical records as well as statements from your treating doctors. These are critical elements to a successful disability benefits application. In fact, one of the most common reasons for the denial of applications for disability benefits is not […]

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What Is the Ticket to Work Program?

Are you on disability benefits and are wondering about the Social Security Administration Ticket to Work Program? While the Ticket to Work Program may not be right for everyone, it can be a valuable resource for some. Here, we will go into more detail about the SSA Ticket to Work Program and whether it may […]

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What Is Substantial Gainful Activity?

If you have done any research on getting approved for Social Security disability benefits, it is very likely that you may now have more questions than answers. While requirements for Social Security disability benefits approval are specific, they are also complex and extensive. For instance, did you come across the phrase “substantial gainful activity?” It […]

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