Category Archives: social security process

21 Oct

Ways to Speed Up the Social Security Disability Claim Process

by William Carr, Supervising Attorney Obtaining Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits can be a long process spanning, in many cases, well over a year.  This can place claimants in difficult situations due to the inability to perform significant work for pay during this process.  Fortunately for some, there are situations where Social

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13 Oct

Can My Prior Social Security Disability Claim Be Re-Opened?

  What is Re-Opening? Generally, an initial determination made on your Social Security Disability claim is subject to your right to appeal- usually within 60 days.  In certain instances, however, a decision which would otherwise be final and binding may be reopened or revised. How is a Claim Re-Opened? SSA may re-open a decision 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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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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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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