Category Archives: Disability Benefits

21 Sep

How Social Security Evaluates Obesity in a Disability Claim

SSA defines obesity as “a complex, chronic disease characterized by excessive accumulation of body fat”. Medical criteria have been established to determine whether an individual is overweight based upon their body mass index (BMI). Social Security uses this criteria and other evidence to help determine whether an individual is obese. Originally, obesity was on the

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27 Aug

Social Security Disability Function Reports

How does Social Security use my answers on these forms to assess my ability to work? While your representative cannot tell you what to put in your answers, we can advise you how your answers to these questions will be viewed by Social Security and the sorts of things you should think about in answering

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07 Mar

How to Prove Mental Illness in a Social…

How to Prove Mental Illness in a Social Security Application By:  Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com) There is no question that people who suffer from mental illnesses have difficulty finding and maintaining employment.  Many mental illnesses such as clinic depression or bi-polar disorder can have a major effect on one’s ability to interact with others, follow directions

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01 Mar

Veterans and Social Security Disability Benefits; What do Veterans Need to Know?

Veterans and Disability Benefits: What You Must Know to Get Your Benefits By:  Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com) The Social Security Administration acknowledges the unique sacrifices made by veterans, because of this military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department

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11 Feb

Veterans Pension and Disability Benefits

A veteran may receive full VA compensation benefits as well as full Social Security Disability benefits.  However, VA pensions are treated differently. Your VA pension will be reduced by the amount of Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits you receive.  If you qualify for needs-based Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, they will be reduced by the

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02 Feb

How to Prove Pain in a Social Security Disability Case

What is the Social Security Administration trying to do in my disability case? The Social Security Administration’s main goal is to decide whether you are able to work, doing either your past job or any type of job. Does the Social Security Administration (SSA) consider the pain I am in when deciding whether to award

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