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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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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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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 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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Who is Eligible for SSI

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is one of two programs that the Social Security Administration operates to provide benefits to individuals who are disabled. Supplemental Security Income does not require you have to worked in order to obtain benefits, so it is often an option for low-income families with disabled children.  However, while...
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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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