What You Need To Know About Disability Evaluation

Published on September 25th, 2017

So you’ve talked to a lawyer, visited your local Social Security office, gathered your paperwork and submitted your application for Social Security disability insurance to the relevant authority. Now what? The next step is out of your hands: Your application will go through an extensive review process by one or more evaluators, who will try to determine whether your case should be approved or not.

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How to Apply for Disability Benefits

Published on September 22nd, 2017

Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a complicated process. Not only do you have to understand what paperwork you need to fill out, where you need to turn it in and when, but you also need to examine your medical history and think about whether you qualify for benefits at all, and if so, which ones. It’s easy to get lost, but thankfully, by reading up on how to fill out your disability application, you can get through the process with as little trouble as possible. Here are some tips for how to apply for disability benefits:

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Witness Letters for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Published on September 8th, 2017

If you have been recently denied disability benefits, then there’s a good chance you’re going through the appeals process. While appealing a decision does often result in an applicant finally being approved, it is by no means a sure thing. Because of this, it’s important to have all of the information and documentation available. One type of documentation that is frequently overlooked, but can make a big difference in a case, is the witness letter.

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Out of Work Temporarily Due to Illness or Injury? You May Qualify for an SSDI Closed Benefit Period

Published on September 7th, 2017

Every year, many people are injured and have to take an extended period of time off from work in order to recover. Sometimes their paid time off covers that recovery time, and sometimes it far exceeds that paid time off. You know you have a job to go back to, but missing work for an extended period of time due to an injury or extended illness can really put a dent in your savings or exert serious strain on your finances. Many injured or ill workers return to their jobs after recovering and just try to make the best of it. However, that doesn’t have to be the way things go.

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Will Drugs or Alcohol Use Hurt Your Chances at Collecting Disability Benefits?

Published on August 31st, 2017

Whether or not your disability benefits are denied is based on a few different factors. First, you need to meet the basic requirements, such as an inability to work and a condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or be terminal. Beyond that, medical documentation is needed to back up your condition. Substance use or abuse can affect whether or not you receive disability benefits.

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How Marriage Affects SSDI Benefits

Published on August 30th, 2017

Getting married is a major life decision. When you face disability, the magnitude of the decision increases. Likely, the big question on your mind may be how marriage affects SSDI benefits.

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Knowing the answer to this question proves wise. After all, these benefits likely pay portions of your medical and daily living expenses. You and your future spo

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Losing a Loved One is Difficult Enough, Workers Death Benefit Compensation Shouldn’t Be

Published on August 29th, 2017

No one is ever prepared to get that phone call. Everyone knows what kind of phone call it is, too.

“There was an accident. They’re not coming home.”

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The unreality that sets in when you lose a spouse or loved on to work related fatal accident is a normal part of the grieving p

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Disability Hearings: What You Need to Know Before You Go

Published on August 25th, 2017

You didn’t ask to get hurt. Accidents happen, whether they are at home or at work. People get sick and can’t work anymore. Cancer, kidney disease, and cardiopulmonary disease all prevent numerous people from returning to work, sometimes for years and sometimes permanently. How are you supposed to pay your bills? What can you do to make ends meet? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is supposed be there for you when you can’t go back to work for health reasons. However, getting final approval takes time, and when your application is denied it can feel like you w

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Understanding Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE)

Published on August 24th, 2017

When you suffer from a disability, you sometimes need assistance to help make your life manageable. Often, this assistance might come in the form of goods or services that you have to pay for out of your own pocket. Whether the items in question are hearing aids, orthopedic shoes, physical therapy, or some other expense, paying for these things can make it even more difficult to make ends meet on your own without the assistance of your SSDI benefits. But what happens when you are able to manage your disability to the point where you can work at least a little bit? The last t

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Information About Mental Disability Types in New Jersey

Published on August 22nd, 2017

If you can no longer work to a severe illness or injury, you have the option of applying for disability benefits to help you financially. When the issue is physical, such as with cancers or due to an injury, such as a debilitating back injury, the situation is often clear and easy to define. However, when the issue is due to a mental condition, the waters often get muddy. Below is some important information for you to know about mental conditions that qualify for disability benefits.

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