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What Is a Consultative Examination for Social Security?

Have you been notified by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you need to appeal for a consultative examination (CE)? You may be excited that your disability application appears to be moving forward, but may also be anxious about the CE and what it might mean. You see, a CE is most often required by […]

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What Conditions Qualify for Long-Term Disability?

Understanding the ins and outs of long-term disability can be so frustrating. The financial stress you may be under as well as the challenges of your disability can compound this frustration. Even the most seemingly basic questions can seem impossible to answer. If you are wondering whether your medical condition, or even a combination of […]

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What Is the Income Limit for SSDI?

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental or physical disability that prevents engaging in consistent gainful work, then you have likely been exploring your options for government benefit support. The Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) program is available to individuals who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability […]

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Can a Widow or Widower Receive Disability Benefits?

Having a spouse pass away can leave a void you may feel deeper than you could have even imagined. On top of the emotional impact of losing a spouse, there can be some tough financial realities to confront. The loss of a spouse can also come with a loss of critical financial support provided by […]

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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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