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03 Feb

The SSA’s New Methods for Improving the Case Backlog

In 2011, the Social Security Administration is taking new and bold steps to use technology to help reduce their case backlog. How could these methods help you win your claim faster? Disability Group wants you to have the information you need to make informed decisions relating to your claim. The Current Climate The recession. The

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03 Feb

I Have A Hearing! What Should I Expect?

Not Your Average People’s Court: Disability Hearings are less formal hearings seen on TV.  Most hearings take place in office settings, hotels and even banks. The judge leads the hearing with an assistant clerk that records information. Sometimes a medical expert (ME) and/or a vocational expert (VE) is present. What to Expect? During the hearing,

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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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26 Jan

Supplemental Security Income for Immigrants and International Travelers

Some non-citizen immigrants and some individuals who reside outside the United States are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if the individual meets specific requirements. What Exactly is Considered “Outside the United States”? Generally, you are outside the United States if you are not in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto

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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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