Social Security

09 Apr

Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Asthma?

If you or a loved one suffer from asthma that limits your ability to work, you may be able to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Below, we review the medical eligibility criteria for asthma, including the types of asthma that often qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. We explain how you might qualify, even if […]

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02 Apr

Can I Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits for Burn Injuries?

People suffering from severe burns may be able to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. However, you must first provide comprehensive evidence showing you meet the medical criteria. Another way to qualify may be through a residual functional capacity evaluation. The Social Security Administration rejects a lot of applications, so you should consider discussing your burn […]

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21 Feb

How Many Times Can You Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies many initial applications for disability benefits. This may cause some applicants to consider appealing or applying again. However, they might also wonder if there is a limit on the number of times they can apply. In this blog, Sigman Janssen answers the question of how many times you can […]

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07 Feb

How Social Media Posts Could Affect Your Social Security Disability Application

Claims examiners used to ignore disability applicants’ social media profiles unless they were looking for evidence of fraud. Typically, they would not review social posts unless they already had questions about a claim. Things changed in 2020 when the Social Security Administration announced that disability adjudicators could expand their social media monitoring. They could look […]

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08 Jan

How Your Job Skill Level May Affect Your Eligibility For Social Security Disability

Many factors are considered when determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. However, you could divide things into two main categories: your medical issues and your employment history. One of the most important considerations for your employment history is the skills you have acquired. Do the skills you have still allow you to do […]

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30 Dec

How Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Will Change in 2024

Each year, the Social Security Administration makes changes to Social Security disability benefits. For example, each year there is a cost-of-living increase. There are also changes to income limits and modifications to Supplemental Security Income. Sigman Janssen has compiled a helpful guide to the changes taking effect in 2024. It is important to stay updated […]

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06 Dec

What Mistakes Do People Make When Applying for SSDI Benefits in Wisconsin?

There are many reasons why the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies applications for Social Security Disability benefits. Most often, people make a variety of critical mistakes when completing their applications. Sigman Janssen has compiled a list of some of the most common mistakes people make on their applications. Our Appleton Social Security Disability Lawyers have […]

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17 Nov

I Was Diagnosed With Lyme Disease. Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

Lyme disease is a debilitating condition that can make it so victims are unable to continue working. Without income from work, the out-of-pocket costs of treatment create a financial crisis for victims and their families. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and can no longer work, our Green Bay […]

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08 Nov

Can You Get Social Security Disability if You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of Americans suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome? This debilitating condition can prevent people from working, spending time with their family or engaging in many other activities they want to enjoy. Sometimes the fatigue is so severe people cannot get up out of bed and trying to push […]

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22 Sep

Can You Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits After Suffering a Stroke?

A stroke can cause a wide variety of physical, psychological and behavioral problems that make everyday life much more challenging. These issues can also prevent the victim from being able to work. If you or a loved one suffered a stroke, you should consider applying for Social Security Disability. Stroke victims may qualify for benefits […]

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