Category Archives: Disability Social Security

10 Nov

Social Security Cost-of-Living-Adjustment Increase in 2013

The Social Security Administration has announced that benefits payments will increase by 1.7% in 2013; this increase is down from the previous year’s 3.6% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase.  That means that if you are receiving the average benefit of $1,236, you will see about $21 more per month. The Social Security COLA is based on

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08 Mar

File for Disability – Links to Application Forms

File for Disability – Links to Application Forms By: Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com) If you are filing for social security disability benefits you can do most of the application work online. We’ve put together links to the most commonly used forms required to file a disability benefits claim.  (If you have questions on how to fill

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17 Feb

Social Security Disability: Determining Insured Status

Social Security Disability: Determining Insured Status By: Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com) Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? Some of the most confusing factors in determining your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits are your “credits” and your “insured” status.  They can be simple to figure out, however, with a bit of patience. Credits and Earnings Quarters

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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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28 Jan

SSDI Benefits for Family Members

Once you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, certain members of your family may also be entitled to payments; auxiliary benefits may be available for your spouse, your former spouse, and your children. Auxiliary Benefits for Your Spouse Your spouse may be eligible for payments upon your award of SSDI benefits, if

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25 Jan

Seizures and Social Security Disability Claims – How To Prepare Your Case

There are more than 29 different seizure disorders, and not all of them result in convulsions. In fact, seizures are experienced differently from person to person. Many individuals with chronic seizure disorders are able to control seizures with medications.  If you take medications as directed and still continue to experience seizures that prevent you from

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