What Kind of Musculoskeletal Disorders Qualify for SSDI?

Published on April 14th, 2020

Pain and injuries that prevent you from working are always difficult. When that pain is from a complicated musculoskeletal disorder, you may be completely unable to work long term. Because these conditions affect your ability to stand, walk and work, you may be unable to perform many types of occupations, especially those that are particularly physical.

If you’re seeking disability for a musculoskeletal disorder, you may be unsure of whether or not you may be qualified with your condition. The Soc

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How to Apply for Disability Benefits with Schizophrenia in New Jersey

Published on April 13th, 2020

Schizophrenia is a mental condition that occurs in about 1% of the population. About 100,000 cases are diagnosed in the US every year, usually in people between the age of 16 and 35. It’s difficult to diagnose in teenagers, since some of the commonly recognized behaviors—such as sleeping problems, irritability, changes in friendships and grades—are also part of regular teenage behavior. Schizophrenia can lead to difficulty in everyday functioning and interfere with regular employment.

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SSDI and SSI: What are the Payment Differences?

Published on January 20th, 2020

When you're coping with pain or impairment, you want the maximum available assistance to live your most productive and enjoyable life. Therefore, you'll want to know what payments are available. Within limits, you could even qualify for both SSDI and SSI benefits—and be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Let's break down the basics.

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Reconsideration: How to Start an Appeal on Your Social Security Disability Denial

Published on December 27th, 2019

Have you been denied Social Security Disability in New Jersey? Don't despair—appeal. Start with a reconsideration request.

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What Is the Appeals Process?

When the Social Security Administration denies a claim, it sends a letter explaining why. There are two possible reasons and types of appeal:

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Can a Social Security Disability Attorney Speed Up a Case?

Published on November 22nd, 2019

Over half of all first-time Social Security disability applications are denied for three reasons: the applicant failed to prove a disability; the applicant did not provide proper documentation of their medical condition; the applicant submitted forms that were inaccurately or incompletely filled out. To significantly reduce the risk of having your SSI or SSDI application denied, disability advocate advice recommends hiring an experienced disability attorney to handle your case from start to finish.

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What Counts as Income for the SSI Disability Limit?

Published on November 20th, 2019

If you have been approved for the SSI program but can still do certain types of work that provide income, be aware the SSA has income limits to how much you can make before your benefits may be reduced or stopped. The Social Security Administration considers income as any of the following:

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What Will Social Security Do When It Finds an Overpayment?

Published on October 18th, 2019

A Social Security overpayment happens when a person receiving disability benefits experiences an increase in their resources and/or income, gets married or changes their living situation without informing the Social Security Administration. Rarely does the SSA inadvertently make errors when issuing monthly benefits. Instead, it is typically the fault of the individual receiving benefits. When this happens, the SSA mails a notice of overpayment detailing how much was overpaid and instructing the person to remit excess benefits within one month of getting the overpayment notic

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How to Apply for Disability Benefits with Multiple Sclerosis?

Published on October 17th, 2019

A neurological disorder causing muscle wasting, lack of coordination and balance and visual disturbances, multiple sclerosis is typically diagnosed in adults between 20 and 40 years old. Symptoms often improve with or without treatment but frequently return within a few years of their onset. Not everyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis are eligible for disability benefits. Symptoms may be mild enough to preclude filing for Social Security.

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How the ADA Protects the Right to Time Off for Disabilities

Published on January 10th, 2018

Working with a disability can be difficult to manage, and at times changes to schedules need to be made so that the individual can handle what they need to so that they can stay productive. Those schedule changes may include the need to take time off, and under certain circumstances the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act, which is a federal law, requires that the time off be granted without threat of losing the job.

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Disability Harassment: When is it a Crime

Published on January 2nd, 2018

Harassment based on a disability is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the workplace. Harassment can be anything that a supervisor, coworker, client or vendor directs at a disabled person that is unwelcome and is because of the person’s disability.

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Some of the types of actions that are considered ha

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