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04 May

Filing for Disability: Proving a Lumbar Spine Disability

Filing for Disability: Proving a Lumbar Spine Disability By: Disability Group What is it? Degenerative disc disease is a common cause of low back pain. It affects 65 million Americans a year! It is also one of the most misunderstood conditions.  Disc degeneration is a natural part of aging. Although everyone will have changes in

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03 May

Earnings Records Are Important!

Earnings Records Are Important! By: Disability Group Did you know? The Social Security Administration (SSA) keeps a record of your earnings covered under Social Security. SSA records are evidence of the amount of your earnings and the periods in which they were received. The SSA uses these records to determine your eligibility. These records are

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02 May

Trusts and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Trusts and Supplemental Security Income By: Disability Group You may be able to get supplemental security income (SSI) benefits if you are aged, blind, or disabled and have limited income and resources.  Of course, a person with too much income is not eligible for any benefits.  Fortunately, the Social Security Administration does not hold certain

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29 Apr

Winning Social Security Disability Benefits: Mental Impairments

Winning Social Security Disability Benefits: Mental Impairments By: Disability Group At each level of review of your claim the Social Security Administration (SSA) follows a specific technique to evaluate your mental impairment.  They evaluate how your impairment prevents you from working. The Social Security Administration first looks at your symptoms and medical records to find

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28 Apr

Social Security Disability Benefits While Working: Trial Work Period

Social Security Disability Benefits While Working: Trial Work Period By: Disability Group The effect returning to work has on your disability benefits depends on whether you receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI). What happens if I receive SSDI benefits and I go back to work? If you receive

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27 Apr

What Do Social Security Disability Lawyers Do?

What Do Social Security Disability Lawyers Do? By: Disability Group A social security disability lawyer cannot guarantee that you will be awarded social security disability benefits, but they can guarantee that your case will be properly developed, represented, and heard at the hearing. The majority of social security disability lawyers have years of claim experience

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26 Apr

How Are My Disability Benefits Taxed?

How Are My Disability Benefits Taxed? By: Disability Group Social security payments come without any taxes deducted but this does not mean that you do not have to pay taxes on the payments. Just as you pay taxes out of your paycheck from a regular employer, you have to pay taxes from your social security

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25 Apr

How to File for a Social Security Disability Claim: Date Last Insured

How to File for a Social Security Disability Claim: Date Last Insured By: Disability Group What is it? Ever come across the phrase “Date Last Insured?” If you have, take notice!  It is one of the most important factors in determining your eligibility! It is no secret that to be eligible for Title II disability

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22 Apr

Win Your Disability Claim: Showing Good Cause

Win Your Disability Claim: Showing Good Cause By: Disability Group When filing a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA), an applicant may be required to show “good cause” for missing a deadline, reopening a claim, or failing to comply with procedures. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of a claim. The

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21 Apr

Don’t Jeopardize Your Social Security Disability Claim!

Don’t Jeopardize Your Social Security Disability Claim! By: Disability Group Many people filing for disability benefits may unknowingly act in a way that could hurt their disability claims. When filing for disability benefits, anything you do can be taken into account as evidence of what you might be able to do in a fulltime work

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