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Hearing Wait Times Vary Depending on Hearings Office

Posted December 18th, 2014 in Demystifying Legal News SSA SSDI

For those who do not know, the Social Security disability process is a long, winding road that can take many applicants the better part of two years to navigate until a final decision is reached. There are a variety of reasons for this, but probably the biggest reason is it takes, on average, 12-15 months, […]



What Are the Social Security Listing of Impairments?

Posted December 17th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Social Security disability attorneys and representatives are very familiar with the Listing of Impairments, which is the basis for disability evaluations under the Social Security Administration. The Listing of Impairments describes, for each major body system, impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from doing any gainful activity. This is a bit different for […]



I Received an SSA Notice of Overpayment

Posted December 16th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

A notice of overpayment sent by the Social Security Administration can be one of the more deflating pieces of mail to receive. Basically, this notice indicates that you received too much money from Social Security and now they want the money back. According to Social Security, “an overpayment occurs when Social Security pays you more […]



Why does Social Security consider my age in determining whether I am disabled?

Posted December 15th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Social Security must consider age and are required to do so. As people get older, many become less flexible, having difficulties switching to different jobs in order to cope with health problems. For example: a severe foot injury which causes a 30-year-old to switch jobs where he or she can sit down during an 8-hour […]



Immigration Status And SSI

Posted December 14th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Many times there is a lot of confusion about all the technical requirements of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Because SSI is a needs-based program for American citizens, generally non citizens will not qualify for SSI payments even if they are disabled, but there are exceptions. According to the Social Security Administration, if you […]



You Don’t Hear These Stories Too Often

Posted December 13th, 2014 in General Info Legal News SSA SSDI

Try submitting a search on Google about Social Security disability and you will undoubtedly be bombarded with many stories from conservative news outlets about how the American public is attempting to defraud the government by receiving Social Security disability payments when they don’t deserve it. Rarely, do we see it publicized that the cases of […]



Avoid These Mistakes During The Disability Process

Posted December 12th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

The Social Security disability process can be a minefield that is just waiting to blow-up an applicant for any number of reasons making them ineligible to receive disability payments. The more you know about the process the better chance you have at avoiding some of the more common mistakes that can impact your eligibility. Below […]



Treating for your Conditions is Crucial to your Disability Claim

Posted December 11th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

A successful Social Security disability claim is dependent on a lot of variables, but there is nothing more crucial to a Social Security claim than medical evidence to prove your disabilities. You are going to need to prove you are disabled to the Social Security Administration and the best way to do this is through […]



I was approved at my hearing, when will I get paid?

Posted December 10th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

If you are eligible for DIB benefits, your claim will be transferred to one the SSA’s payment centers. The payment center will calculate what your monthly benefit is and how much you are owed in back pay. The benefit value is based on what you have paid into the SSA. There is a five month […]



Social Security Disability and Early Retirement

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Demystifying General Info SSA SSDI

Many people approaching the early Social Security retirement age of 62 wrestle with whether they should apply for early retirement. If a person is suffering from impairments that they believe limits their ability to work they also may consider applying for Social Security disability. This is brief article about making the decision is bit easier. […]



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