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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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What is the Difference Between SSI and SSDI?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you may discover there are two possible programs through which you could obtain monthly income: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income.  There are important differences between the two programs, so you should strongly consider talking with a Los Angeles disa...
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How do I Know if I Can Get Disability Benefits?

​If you are having difficulty working and you want to find out if you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, there are a few key factors to consider. Because it can be complicated to determine if you are likely to be eligible for benefits, it is a good idea to talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney to help you conduc...
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Why You Should See a Specialist if You Want to Get Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the most important part of your application is your medical records. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can provide you with assistance in understanding what these medical records must show, so you should reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as you determine you'll be applyi...
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Why Do I Need a Lawyer for Social Security Disability Benefits?

​If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you should have a lawyer help you with the process. There are many key reasons why it makes sense for you to have a Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits attorney providing you with assistance as you apply for benefits. Some of the following are key reasons why having a lawyer ...
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What is a Social Security Disability Hearing?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, ideally, your claim will be approved with the first application that you submit. A Los Angeles disability attorney can work with you to make sure your information is comprehensive and complete in your application to maximize the chances of approval.  Unfortunately, the majority of people ...
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Can I Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial?

​When you are relying on Social Security Disability (SSD) to provide income because you cannot work, it can be very frustrating and worrisome to receive notice from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that your claim for disability benefits has been denied. Unfortunately, more than half of all applicants who apply for benefits will initially&n...
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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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