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Can I Get Disability For a Skin Disorder?

Many different kinds of medical conditions can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. However, it is important to understand the specific requirements associated with qualifying for benefits so you can determine if your disability will entitle you to get covered. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine wheth...
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What Would Cause You to Lose Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, you want to make sure that you can maintain your benefits as long as you need them. To avoid putting your benefits at risk, you should understand the types of things that could cause you to become ineligible for disability income.  If you have doubts about whether an action you are thin...
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Are Social Security Disability Appeals Ever Success?

 If you have been denied after submitting your application for Social Security Disability benefits, do not give up hope that you will be able to get the income you need from the Social Security Administration when you are too disabled to work. There is a multi-stage appeals process and appeals often can be successful.  You want ...
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Why is It So Hard to Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability benefits are supposed to provide for you if you're too sick or hurt to work, but actually getting benefits can be very difficult. In fact, more than half of all applications are denied and you'll likely need to work with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to help you fight for benefits if you apply.  ​Why is it...
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What is an Administrative Law Judge?

​The majority of disability benefits claims are denied. Unfortunately, this means that if you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, there is a good chance that you are going to have to go through the appeals process. If you do, a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you.  There are multiple steps in the appeals process, inc...
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What Does Request for Reconsideration Mean?

 If you have applied for Social Security benefits and had your application denied, you're probably really scared about your future -- especially if you were counting on Social Security Disability to provide you with income when you can't work any longer. The good news is, a denial isn't a final decision.  There are multiple stage of appea...
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Can I Get Social Security if I Have Metastatic Cancer?

A diagnosis of metastatic cancer often means that you have serious health issues that will make it difficult or impossible for you to work. The condition is also likely to be a long-term one or a terminal one.  You do not want to be worried about supporting yourself and supporting your family when you should be focused on your health...
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Can I Get Social Security for a Heart Condition?

Social Security Disability benefits are intended to provide income when you have a serious medical condition that stops you from working. In many cases, a heart condition is serious enough to entitle you to benefits. However, whether you are eligible for benefits or not will depend upon the specifics of your situation. A Los Angeles disability bene...
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How Much Will My Social Security Disability Benefits Be?

If you'll be counting on Social Security Disability to provide you with income when you have an illness or injury that stops you from working, you want to ensure that you apply for the correct disability benefits program to maximize the money you have coming in. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you with the process of applying fo...
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Should I Try to Keep Working While Applying for Disability?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you may be worried about how you will support yourself as you wait for your application to be processed. It can take a long time to get the Social Security Administration to approve your claim for benefits, so it's natural to be worried about where your income during this interim period w...
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Can I Get Social Security Disability for Mental Illness?

Social Security Disability benefits provide for you when you're too sick or injured to work. Physical illness is not the only type of illness that could prevent you from holding a job. If you suffer from a serious mental illness, this can also prevent you from working.  Because mental illnesses can be disabling, the Social Security Administrat...
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What is Substantial Gainful Activity?

When you are applying for Social Security Disability, there are a number of different things that you need to prove in order to be able to get benefits. A Los Angeles disability attorney can help you to understand the requirements so you can maximize the chances you'll get your claim approved and get the income you need. One of the things that you ...
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What Does Medical Equivalence Mean?

If you're applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, you need to prove you have a medical condition that is serious enough to qualify you for benefits. The Social Security Administration has a list of disabling conditions that are usually severe enough to make those afflicted with the ailments eligible to receive...
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Can I Get Social Security Disability for a Back Injury?

Back injuries are some of the most common injuries that people endure. You could suffer a back injury because of overexertion on the job, an accident, stress on your body due to age, or a host of other factors. Whatever the cause of your back injury, it could impact your ability to work and earn a living. If you cannot work due to your back in...
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Your Biggest Social Security Disability Questions Answered

​ Social Security Disability is an important program that provides benefits if you're too disabled to work. Unfortunately, many people do not understand how the Social Security Disability benefits program works. If you're confused about how the program works, you could miss out on important benefits that you need. A Los Angeles disability benefits ...
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How Much are Social Security Disability Payments Worth?

Social Security disability benefits could be your only source of income if you are too disabled to work. As a result, it is important to understand how these benefits work, how to apply for benefits, and how much your benefits will likely be worth. A Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits lawyer can answer these questions and many more.&nb...
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Should I apply for SSDI or Workers’ Comp Disability?

​If you cannot work because of an illness or an injury and you need compensation from a disability benefits program, you may need to decide which program to apply for. In particular, you may want to choose between applying for Social Security Disability and applying for workers' compensation disability benefits.  A Los Angeles disability benef...
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3 Common Mistakes When Applying for Disability Benefits

Applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially as most applications for benefits are initially denied.  Unfortunately, many applicants inadvertently make mistakes during the application process that make the process take longer or that reduce the chances of get...
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Can I Get Disability Benefits if I Never Worked?

If you are disabled, your condition may have prevented you from ever having a job. If this is the case, you may need to obtain disability benefits -- but may be unsure of what access to benefits you have since you do not have a work history.  A Los Angeles Social Security Disability attorney can assist you in understanding what kinds of benefi...
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Can I Get Disability Benefits If My Household Income is High?

Many government benefits programs are means-tested, so if you are disabled and hoping to receive disability income from the Social Security Administration, you may be wondering if this benefit is means-tested as well. The answer depends upon which program you get your disability benefits through. Because the process of determining what benefits pro...
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