Social Security

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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21 Jan

Will My Disability Benefits Stop If My Medical Condition Heals on Its Own?

Disability benefits provide financial support to people who are unable to work because of a serious medical condition. You may be able to continue receiving these benefits if you meet the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) eligibility criteria. But what happens if your medical condition improves or heals on its own? In these instances, your continued […]

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11 Jan

Can You Apply for Disability Benefits for a Mental Illness?

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for disability benefits. However, disability claims for mental disorders can be harder to prove compared to claims for physical impairments. Many people who apply for benefits for a mental illness are often denied. To improve your chances […]

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20 Dec

Should I Appeal an Unfavorable Disability Hearing Decision to the Appeals Council?

If you receive an unfavorable decision after your disability hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ), you may be able to appeal your claim to the Appeals Council. You must generally appeal 60 days from the date you receive the ALJ’s decision. The SSA will assume that you received the decision in five days from […]

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10 Dec

Do Disability Recipients Automatically Qualify for Medicare and Medicaid?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) grants you disability benefits, you may at some point qualify for Medicare or Medicaid health care coverage. Individuals receiving disability benefits are either unable to work or are not working enough hours to be eligible for health insurance from their employer. Qualifying for Medicare or Medicaid will depend on […]

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18 Nov

Is it Possible to Obtain Disability and Unemployment Benefits?

The short answer is yes. It is possible to get Social Security Disability benefits while you are receiving other types of government benefits. However, it is important to understand how these programs interact with one another and the impact they could potentially have on your disability claim. Unemployment benefits provide temporary income to unemployed workers. […]

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15 Oct

How Can I Qualify for Social Security Disability for Arthritis?

Arthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition to live with. Many people who suffer from this condition are unable to perform their jobs and function on a day-to-day basis due to the pain and limited mobility that arthritis can cause. If your arthritis is severe enough that it prevents you from being able to […]

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