Social Security

23 Jul

Can I Receive Social Security Disability and Worker’s Compensation?

The short answer is yes. You can get Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s comp benefits due to a work accident or work-related medical condition.

However, if you receive both benefits…

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15 Jul

Conditions That May Expedite Approval for Social Security Disability

Did you know that certain conditions may automatically qualify a claimant for Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowances program helps severely…

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04 Jun

How Does Substantial Gainful Activity Impact Disability Benefits?

One of the criteria to determine if you are disabled is to evaluate whether you can perform substantial gainful activity (SGA). The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants to know if the work you…

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10 May

Can I Receive Benefits While Waiting for a Disability Determination?

It usually takes five to seven months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to decide whether to approve or deny an application for disability benefits. This can be a particularly long time for…

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05 Apr

Assessing Social Security Disability Claims in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Disability Determination Bureau, which operates through the Department of Health Services, is the state agency responsible for making the initial decisions on disability claims.

Those…

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15 Mar

How the SSA Blue Book is Used to Evaluate Impairments

Many people applying for Social Security Disability benefits are unaware of the criteria the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to determine whether a claimant has a disability.

The SSA…

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15 Feb

Substance Abuse and Social Security Disability

Suffering from a medical condition can be physically, mentally and financially demanding, causing some individuals to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with their symptoms and limitations. However, substance…

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29 Jan

Will a Personal Injury Settlement Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?

The short answer is it depends. If you are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), these benefits generally will not be impacted by a personal injury settlement award, but there may be other…

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08 Jan

Can I Test My Ability to Work While Receiving SSDI Benefits?

Some Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) recipients may be hesitant to return to work because they are not sure how it will affect their disability payments. The Social Security Administration…

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30 Dec

What Should I Expect at a Disability Hearing to Appeal My Case?

If you were denied disability benefits and unable to get a claims examiner to reconsider your application, the second step of the appeals process is a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).…

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