Social Security

22 Sep

Can You Obtain Disability Benefits After Knee-Replacement Surgery?

Knee-replacement surgery is a common surgical procedure to help reduce pain and improve mobility to a knee damaged by arthritis. Although most people are able to make a full recovery after undergoing this type of surgery, some people may become disabled due to knee-replacement complications. These complications may include persistent knee pain, implant failure, infection, […]

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30 Aug

Will You Be Required to Testify at Your SSD Hearing?

In most cases, the answer is yes. You may be required to testify at your Social Security Disability (SSD) hearing. Your testimony will be crucial to your disability claim. You have a chance to explain how your medical condition has affected your ability to work and perform daily tasks before an administrative law judge. Not […]

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16 Aug

Can You Obtain Disability Benefits for a Crush Injury?

Many types of physical impairments may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI). This includes crush injuries. A crush injury to the hands and fingers can cause stiffness, decreased movement, a weakened grip and an inability to bend your fingers. This can make it hard to maintain substantially gainful employment […]

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25 Jul

Watching What You Say at a Social Security Disability Hearing

Disability hearings in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ) are less formal than traditional courtroom hearings. However, these hearings should be taken seriously because they determine whether or not you meet the Social Security’s definition of being disabled. What you say to the ALJ at the hearing is likely to be an important factor […]

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18 Jul

Can You Obtain Disability Benefits for Long COVID?

Anyone who has had COVID-19 could potentially be diagnosed with Long COVID, regardless of the severity of your bout with the virus. Long COVID is a broad term for symptoms that continue long after the initial COVID-19 infection. However, not all people diagnosed with Long COVID or post-COVID syndrome may be eligible for Social Security […]

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24 Jun

How to Prepare for Questions Asked at a Disability Benefits Hearing

When you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA), your initial application may be denied. In fact, many applicants are denied at first and their applications are not approved until they attend a hearing. To help you prepare for this hearing, we have compiled […]

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30 Mar

Can I Obtain Disability Benefits for Tendinitis?

When the tendons (the connective tissues between the muscles and bones) become inflamed, it can result in serious chronic pain. Tendinitis is often caused by repetitive movement over an extended period. This condition can make it hard to work due to its symptoms and related complications. If you have suffered from tendinitis for at least […]

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22 Mar

Will Doing Seasonal Work Affect Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Many people take on seasonal work to earn extra income, develop or strengthen an existing job skill or ease back into the workforce. Seasonal work is not just reserved for the holiday season or for in-person positions. Working a seasonal job, however, may affect your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. Generally, being employed could […]

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11 Feb

How Are Social Security Benefits Changing in 2022?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has made several changes to Social Security benefits this year. These changes include a higher cost-of-of living adjustment, an increase in full retirement age and new income limits for disability recipients. Staying up-to-date on changes to Social Security is vital because these changes may affect your eligibility for benefits and […]

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07 Feb

Applying for Social Security Disability for a Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury can have a significant impact on one’s life. People who suffer from a serious brain injury are often unable to take care of themselves and unable to work. You may be unable to communicate effectively, lose mobility and have difficulty lifting, carrying or grasping items. If you have been diagnosed with […]

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