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What Does it Mean to Appeal a SSD Denial?

Many people who have their Social Security Disability claims denied are aware that there is an appeals process. However, there is sometimes confusion about exactly what it means to appeal. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide insight into what it means to appeal your benefits denial and can guide you through the process so you sho...
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How Do Social Security Disability Appeals Work?

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you when you are disabled and unable to work is to have your claim for Social Security Disability benefits denied. The silver lining is, denials are very common and you do have the option to appeal so you can fight for the benefits that you need.  A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer ca...
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What is an Administrative Law Judge?

If you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are good that your application is going to end up being denied. This means you are likely to find yourself involved in the appeals process -- and your case could end up before an administrative law judge.  A Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits attorney can provide you wi...
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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 There Different Disabilities Covered for Kids Than Adults?

Social Security disability benefits lawyers in Los Angeles can help both adults and children to obtain Social Security Disability benefits if they are eligible to do so.   It is important to understand the types of disabling conditions that can result in an adult or a child becoming eligible for disability benefits. There are differences ...
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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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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 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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Will I Get Medical Care With Social Security Disability?

If you are too disabled to work, Social Security disability can provide you with income if you apply for benefits and your application is approved. Obtaining benefits is difficult because of a high rate of denied applications, but a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with help to maximize your chances of your benefits being ap...
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What is the Difference Between Social Security Disability and Workers’ Comp Disability?

When you cannot work any more because of a medical condition and you need disability benefits, you may have a few options depending upon the nature and cause of your condition. For example, you could potentially be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits and you could potentially be eligible for workers' compensation disability.  A Lo...
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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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What are Compassionate Allowance Conditions for Social Security Disability?

The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can take a very long time to complete for most benefits applicants. This is why it is so important for people who become too disabled to work to get into contact with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer as soon as possible to get the application process started and to maximize the...
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What Should I Do If I Need Social Security Disability?

If a disabling condition prevents you from earning a living and you need Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you should be prepared to go through a difficult process of applying for benefits. While the Social Security Administration provides monthly income to eligible disabled individuals who cannot work, a high denial rate for disabili...
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Applying for Social Security Disability: Medical Records Matter

When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you need to convince the Social Security Administration that you truly need these benefits because your medical condition has made it impossible for you to do any job for which you are qualified.  The Social Security Administration has claims examiners who carefully review applicati...
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3 Key Facts About Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides important benefits for people who are too disabled to work. If you cannot hold a job due to a medical condition, it is important that you understand how the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits programs work. Your best course of action is to get personalized legal advice from an experienced att...
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What is the Definition of Disabled for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security administration provides benefits to people who are classified as disabled and whose disability prevents them from working. However, the definition of disabled for Social Security disability eligibility is a very narrow one.  Before applying for benefits, it is important to understand what it means to be disabled under ...
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What is Social Security Disability?

​Social Security Disability refers to programs run by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide monthly income to people with long-term disabilities. There are actually two different programs that disabled individuals could potentially receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from. The right program will depend upon the individua...
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Can I get Social Security Disability for a Short-Term Disability?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are an important source of income for people whose medical conditions prevent them from working at any job for which they are qualified.  However, while SSD benefits are a lifeline for many who cannot work, these benefits do not provide coverage for all people in all circumstances. Anyone who...
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