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Submitting medical records for SSD benefits

To qualify for SSD benefits, an individual must have a disability that prevents them from working and earning a living. In most cases, applying for these benefits is likely a new experience for most applicants. First-time applicants will have yet to learn what to expect from the process, and they might unintentionally undermine the importance of submitting […]

What happens during the SSD application process?

If you cannot work due to a disability, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The application process for Social Security Disability (SSD) can be complex and time-consuming, so it is important to understand what it entails before beginning. Here’s what you need to know about the SSD application process. Getting started […]

What qualifies as a hematological disorder?

You may picture certain conditions that qualify as disorders that merit Social Security Disability Insurance. Depression, Crohn’s disease and wheelchair-bound paralysis are all examples of conditions that SSDI considers. However, the human body is complex, and so are the conditions that may afflict it. One condition not often talked about is hematological disorders — blood-related conditions. Non-cancerous […]

Should you give money to an adult child who has a disability?

If you are a parent, you want your child to have a fulfilling and happy life. Of course, if your adult son or daughter has a disability, he or she may be virtually incapable of holding down a job. This may lead to a lifetime’s worth of poverty or financial struggles, sadly. According to reporting […]

Do mental health conditions qualify for Social Security?

The rise in the awareness and acceptance of mental health conditions may have led to your diagnosis. Depending on your condition, you may find working difficult at the moment. You may need to take time away from the job to continue treatment to get your mental health back on track. However, the financial feasibility of […]

What is a CDR and how may it affect my SSD benefits?

The Social Security Administration conducts periodic reviews of impairments to determine eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance. The website notes that benefits may stop when you no longer have a disability. After receiving an award notice for benefits, the SSA informs you when you may expect a continuing disability review. The Social Security Administration […]

Steps involved in appealing a disability claim denial

If you initially receive a denial of your claim for Social Security Disability benefits, you should not give up. According to AARP, approximately 33% of workers who eventually receive benefits initially received denials. If you receive a denial of your disability claim, there is a process for appeals. The first step is a reconsideration. What are the […]

Can my adult child get SSD on my account?

When you receive Social Security Disability benefits, it is possible for members of your family to also receive benefits on your account. However, it is usually only your spouse and minor children who have this right. The Social Security Administration explains if you have an adult child who became disabled before his or her 22 […]

Suffered a head injury? You may qualify for Social Security Disability

When you can no longer work enough to support yourself due to a head or brain injury, something that you should consider is seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. To seek these benefits, you will need to show that you cannot do the kind of work you did before you suffered the head injury. You will […]

3 common reasons for the denial of an SSDI benefits application

There is a lot of paperwork involved in a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim. One of the most common mistakes people make is to rush through the application process because they want to get benefits as quickly as possible. Cutting corners or rushing with such important paperwork might mean that you don’t receive the […]