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02 Oct

How Does Workers’ Compensation Affect a Disability Claim?

Workers Compensation will not affect the merit of your claim. While your workers’ compensation settlement may have an impact on your SSDI award, it does not affect the merit of your disability claim.  In other words, it does not have a negative impact to your claim. How does my worker’s compensation settlement affect my disability

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24 Aug

Social Security to Add Huntington’s Disease to Compassionate Allowances Program

The Founder and Managing Director of Disability Group, the nation’s premier disability advocacy group, noted today that the Social Security Administration will add Huntington’s Disease to its Compassionate Allowances program by the end of the year.  People with significant symptoms of this devastating neurological disease, will now be able to qualify for Compassionate Allowances, expediting

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04 Jun

Sitting and Standing and Your Disability Claim

When the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at your application for Social Security Disability Insurance, it takes several different factors into consideration, most importantly your age and your past work experience. The issue of how long you can sit or stand is evaluated alongside your age and work experience.

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08 May

Disability Group, the Nation’s Premier Disability Advocacy Group, Announces the Promotion of Two Executive Staff Members

Disability Group, the second largest nationwide advocacy group, announced today the promotion of two of its executives. Lou Blanchard has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer while Ella Pennington has been named as Chief Operating Officer. Blanchard most recently served as Director of Sales Operations for Disability Group, and was responsible for identifying the specific

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07 May

Making Sense of the 2012 Social Security Trust Fund Forecasts

The Founder and Managing Director of Disability Group, the nation’s premier disability advocacy group, noted today that while the annual report of the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Fund offered some indications that Social Security is laboring under the weight of retiring baby boomers and revenue shortfalls, Social Security’s retirement and disability

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03 May

By: Disability Group Right now, there is…

Right now, there is a lot of discussion and debate about the health of the social security trust fund. And, to help clarify the discussion, it might be helpful to remember that Social Security is split into two funds — one for retirement and survivor benefits, and one for disability.

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01 May

By: Disability Group What are “Grids”? I…

By: Disability Group What are “Grids”? If a person applying for disability benefits is found to be unable to return to their past work, then the next question is whether they can do any other work.  If the claimant can do other work then they will NOT be disabled.  If they cannot do any other

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27 Apr

By: Disability Group Do alcoholics and d…

It may seem that way, but if two claims are pending before the same exact hearing office and were filed at close to the same time, it is likely the wait time for these claims to be scheduled will be close to the same.

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