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What if Your First Disability Benefits Appeal Isn’t Successful?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are good that your initial application is going to be denied. The good news is, there are multiple phases of appeals and the first step is usually relatively easy.  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you'll have your application approved after the first phase of appealing y...
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Why is it So Hard to Get Approved for Social Security Disability?

Applying for Social Security Disability income can be a frustrating experience, especially when you are reliant upon this income to provide you with money to live on when you have a medical condition that prevents you from working. Not only is the application process lengthy and cumbersome, but it is also very likely your application will be denied...
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What is Workers' Comp Disability?

​Obtaining benefits when you are too disabled to work is very important. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with help understanding your options for obtaining benefits and can guide you through the process of applying for the right programs to maximize your income.  There are a few different options for where you can ob...
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What if Your Disability Benefits are Too Low?

 A Los Angeles Social Security Disability attorney can provide you with assistance qualifying to receive disability income from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if your medical issues prevent you from being able to have a job.  Social Security Disability benefits are an important lifeline if you can't earn income because medi...
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Does the Federal or State Government Pay Disability Benefits?

 If you are interested in applying for disability benefits, it is helpful to know how different disability benefits programs work. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with insight and advice on how you can obtain benefits to support you if you are too disabled to work.  For many people, applying for benefits through...
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How Can You Show How Severely You’re Disabled?

Proving that you are sufficiently disabled to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be extremely difficult. The Social Security Disability system is set up to ensure no fraudulent claims end up with recipients being paid so it is notoriously difficult to show you are deserving of benefits. Many applications for benefits also end...
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Are SSI Benefits or SSDI Benefits Larger?

When you apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to determine which benefits program you qualify for. There are two different benefits programs run by the Social Security Administration that could allow you to receive disability income, one of which is likely to...
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What Are Social Security Work Credits and Why Do They Matter?

​The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to qualifying individuals who cannot work because of a serious disabling condition. There are different programs that you can take advantage of through the Social Security Administration in order to obtain benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you decide which ...
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Can I Get Disability and Unemployment at the Same Time?

​Los Angeles disability benefits lawyers help disabled individuals to understand how the disability benefits program works. One common question that many people ask is whether it is possible to receive disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time.  ​Can You Get Disability and Unemployment Benefits at the Same Time? ​In genera...
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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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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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What Do I Need to Prove to Get Disability Benefits?

​Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits is important if you have a medical condition that has made you unable to work. Unfortunately, the process of applying for benefits can be difficult so it is a good idea to talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to get help.  ​What do You Need to Prove to Get Disability Benefits? I...
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Who is Eligible for SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide you with monthly income when you have a disability that stops you from being able to work and earn income. Unfortunately, actually qualifying for SSDI benefits is tricky because the application denial rates are very high. To maximize your chances of getting disability benefits from the Social ...
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