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Navigating the Administrative Hearing in Your Disability Appeals Case

Navigating the Administrative Hearing in Your Disability Appeals Case

The administrative hearing is a critical stage in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) appeals process. It provides a unique opportunity for you to present your case directly to an administrative law judge (ALJ) and provide additional information to support your claim. To make the most of this important hearing, it is essential to come p...

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How Age Impacts Your Disability Claim

How Age Impacts Your Disability Claim How Age Impacts Your Disability Claim

Navigating the complex world of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be challenging, especially when it comes to understanding the factors that influence your chances of approval. Age is one crucial factor that significantly impacts your eligibility for SSDI benefits. In this blog post, we will explore the relationship between age and SS...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid to Prevent SSDI Application Rejection

Avoid These 5 Mistakes to Prevent SSDI Application from Rejection 5 Mistakes to Avoid to Prevent SSDI Application Rejection

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a complex and lengthy process. Unfortunately, many applicants make common mistakes that lead to application rejections. To increase your chances of a successful SSDI application, it is crucial to be aware of these pitfalls and take steps to avoid them. In this informative blog...

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SSDI for Individuals with Grave Autoimmune Diseases

Living with a grave autoimmune disease can be incredibly challenging, both physically and financially. Fortunately, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program offers vital financial assistance to individuals in such circumstances. If you or someone you know is battling a severe autoimmune disease and wondering about eligibility for SSD...

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How Disability Hearings can Help Your Case

Mastering Your Disability Appeals Case: Great Tips for Navigating the Administrative Hearing

Disability hearings play a crucial role in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) appeals process. These hearings provide individuals with the opportunity to present their case directly to an administrative law judge (ALJ) and provide additional evidence to support their disability claim. During the hearing, the ALJ will evaluate the credi...

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SSDI for Veterans with Schizophrenia

SSDI for Veterans with Schizophrenia

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits to people who are disabled or unable to work due to old age, illness or injury. If you're a veteran with schizophrenia, there's a chance that SSA may provide disability benefits for your condition under Section 1211 of the Revised Code of 1958 (known as "Rehab Act"). This law says that if y...

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Changes in SSDI eligibility criteria for 2023

Changes in SSDI eligibility criteria for 2023

2023's 8.7% COLA is the largest in over 40 yearsThe Social Security COLA will grow by 8.7% in 2023, which will be the largest increase since 1981, when it increased by 11.2%.For Americans who get Social Security benefits in 2023, there is good news despite the year's financial difficulties. The biggest cost of living adjustment in 41 years, a resul...

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Understanding the Impact of SSDI on Retirement Benefits

Understanding the Impact of SSDI on Retirement Benefits

 If you have a disability, you may be worried about how collecting Social Security Disability benefits may impact you in the future. Will it have an impact on my ability to request Social Security retirement benefits? Does receiving SSD benefits now affect the amount of retirement benefits I will eventually receive? People who meet the SSA's d...

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Understanding SSDI Benefits for Mental Health Diseases and Impairments

Understanding SSDI Benefits for Mental Health Diseases and Impairments Understanding SSDI Benefits for Mental Health Diseases and Impairments

Living with a mental health disease or impairment can significantly impact a person's ability to work and lead a fulfilling life. Fortunately, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides crucial financial support to individuals facing such challenges. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the mental health diseases and i...

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Getting SSDI benefits for Intellectual Development Disorders

Getting SSDI benefits for Intellectual Development Disorders Getting SSDI benefits for Intellectual Development Disorders

Intellectual Development Disorders (IDD) can present significant challenges in daily life, including limitations in cognitive functioning, adaptive skills, and social interactions. For individuals with IDD, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide essential financial support. In this informative blog, we will explore how individuals ...

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SSA's COLA for 2023 and Minimum Wage Hour Requirements: What You Need to Know

SSA's COLA for 2023 and Minimum Wage Hour Requirements: What You Need to Know SSA's COLA for 2023 and Minimum Wage Hour Requirements: What You Need to Know

The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes regular adjustments to ensure the benefits it provides keep up with the rising cost of living. One such adjustment is the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). In this informative blog, we will explore the SSA's COLA for 2023 and the minimum wage hour requirements for qualifying for Social Security benefit...

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Renal Cancer

Social Security Disability Benefits for Renal Cancer

What started as a nagging pain at the base of one side of the spine has turned into terrible pain that would not go away.An otherwise insatiable hunger has been restricted to sporadic nibbling at family gatherings. You finally make an appointment with your doctor, who refers you to a kidney specialist. The terrible news is that you have advanc...

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SSDI for Ischemic Heart Disease

SSDI for Ischemic Heart Disease

Since applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult process, a disability attorney or advocate may increase your chances of being awarded benefits by helping accurately and favorably complete the complex paperwork, ensuring that all deadlines are met, and providing you with representation at a hearing.  Ischemic Heart Dis...

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Mitral Valve Prolapse and SSDI

Mitral Valve Prolapse and SSDI

A leaky heart valve does not entitle you to disability benefits. However, having a mitral valve prolapse or leaky heart may grant you disability benefits if they match with certain clauses for Heart Disease in the SSA's Blue Book of Impairments.  Mitral valve prolapse is a relatively common condition that affects the mitral valve of the heart,...

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SSDI for Peripheral Artery Disease

SSDI for Peripheral Artery Disease

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits with PAD, you must demonstrate that the disease prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA). This means that the disease must affect your ability to perform basic work-related activities like sitting, standing, and walking for a prolonged period. To determine if you are eligible...

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Is a Herniated Disc Considered a Disability?

Is a Herniated Disc Considered a Disability?

At Disability Benefits Help, our mission is to assist individuals throughout the United States in obtaining approval for disability benefits. As the application process for Social Security disability benefits can be challenging, a disability attorney or advocate can improve your chances of being granted benefits by expertly completing the intricate...

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What Kinds of Benefits Are Available After A Cancer Diagnosis?

How to Cope With Your Cancer Diagnosis | SSDI Benefits

Every year, millions of hardworking Americans contribute to the Social Security system. They believe that the disability benefits given by this programme will be available to them if they ever require them. Sadly, when a disability arises, many of these applicants discover how difficult it may be to acquire the Social Security Disability payments t...

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SSDI for Cancer of the Gallbladder and Bile Duct

SSDI for Cancer of the Gallbladder and Bile Duct

In recognition of Gallbladder Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer, February has been designated as the awareness month for these two types of cancer. Due to their rarity, these cancers are not well-known among the general public. Therefore, promoting awareness through a dedicated month provides an opportunity for healthcare providers to increase knowledge ...

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How to Apply for SSDI with Whiplash

How to Apply for SSDI with Whiplash

Although it is most often associated with car collisions, whiplash can be caused by any sudden jerking motion of the head and neck. Whiplash is essentially a sprain in the neck. The symptoms of whiplash can include: The symptoms of whiplash can vary from person to person, but commonly include: Neck pain and stiffnessHeadaches, especially at the bas...

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Neck Problems That Qualify for SSDI

Neck Problems That Qualify for SSDI

Social Security Disability benefits may be available for individuals who suffer from severe neck pain, caused by a variety of medical conditions such as muscle strain, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and some types of cancer, among others. The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) p...

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