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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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Why Social Security Disability Insurance Is an Earned Benefit

Social Security disability benefits are available to help you if you are disabled, and a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can assist you in the process of applying for benefits.  Many people are hesitant to apply for benefits because they don't want to rely on the government. However, the important thing to remember is Social Security ...
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Can I Get Disability Benefits For A Neurological Condition?

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if the medical condition you have will make you eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. There are many different kinds of conditions that can entitle you to benefits, including some neurological conditions.  ​Can You Get Disability Benefits for a Neurological...
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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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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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