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Non-Medical Requirements for Social Security Disability Benefits in 2023

If you have become disabled with a condition expected to last a year or more, or until death, you may have questions about the non-medical aspects of your disability case. Read on to learn more about the necessary non-medical requirements and guidelines for both the Social Security Administration programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Soc...

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What to do when Social Security Disability Insurance won’t pay because doctors can’t diagnose your disease

My doctor doesn't support my social security claims

Social Security disability benefits are available for people who have been working but become disabled and unable to work. If you are under 24 when you become disabled, you must have worked one and a half years during the three years before your disability began. For people over age 24, there must be a medical condition that is severe. The disabili...

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How many work credits do I need to qualify for SSDI?


The Social Security Disability Insurance, SSDI program is one of the most inclusive federal benefits program that includes people of all categories as opposed to the Medicare and Supplemental Security Income, SSI, that only consider people of low income wage. To qualify for social security disability benefits you need to have worked in jobs listed ...

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Getting disability benefits for your dependents

Getting disability benefits for your dependents

Bad news is, qualifying for social security disability insurance, SSDI in 2019 has become even harder. Good news is, if you qualify for SSDI benefits, your dependents including children or a spouse may also get some benefits under your SSDI benefits program known as auxiliary benefits or dependents benefits. Workers and employers who have paid the ...

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How Are Your Disability Benefits Determined?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration may be your only source of income if you become too disabled to work because of a physical or a medical condition.   A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if you are eligible for benefits and can assist in applying for them.  ​How Are Your Disa...

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Who Decides If You’ll Get Disability Benefits?

If you have become unable to work as a result of a disabling condition, it's important to understand how the process of applying for disability benefits works. In particular, you need to know who decides if you'll be eligible for disability benefits and what criteria matters in determining eligibility. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can...

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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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Understanding Two Different Options For Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are disabled and in need of Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to understand that there are two possible options for you to claim benefits. The right program for you will depend upon which type of benefits you are eligible for based on your work history, household income, and financial resources. A Los Angeles Social S...

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