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Social Security Disability Archives

What are compassionate allowances?

No matter how old you are, you can suffer an injury or illness that impacts your future and keeps you from doing your job. Many people in this position depend on Social Security Disability benefits to support themselves if they are unable to work. We often hear stories about how claims for SSD benefits take a long time to process and often get denied. Fortunately, there is one way to speed up the process for applicants with severe medical conditions.

Trump's proposed budget cuts SSDI program

In the United States, close to nine million workers currently depend on Social Security Disability Insurance to financially support them after they suffer a long-term injury or illness. These benefits not only support the workers themselves, but also their dependents, making for a total of nearly 11 million people relying on SSDI. According to TIME, many people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are likely to be injured as a result of manual labor performed in more rural areas.

SSI benefits are available for Philadelphia residents

Many Philadelphia residents are unable to work due to a debilitating illness or medical condition. As a result, they can have trouble making ends meet. Generally, workers who have paid enough into the Social Security system are eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, not everyone is eligible for these benefits. Fortunately, there is another option for people with limited income and resources.

Young people should be aware of disability benefits

Younger Americans have a tendency to think that Social Security Disability benefits are something only older people have to worry about. However, many millennials may find themselves requiring disability benefits sooner than they think. According to the Social Security Administration, someone who starts working at the age of 20 has a 25 percent chance of needing disability benefits before age 67.

New rules make SSD benefits claims more challenging

If you have been injured and can no longer work, then you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, these benefits are not easy to come by. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the number of claim approvals and people receiving disability benefits has gone down. In fact, the number of people receiving benefits is at a five-year low with only 8.8 million getting SSD benefits.

What can help me apply for Social Security Disability?

If you are suffering from a long-term disability that keeps you from working, then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. In order to apply for benefits, you need to file an application for SSD with the Social Security Administration (SSA) as soon as possible. Social Security Disability claims take a long time to process (three to five months), so it is important to do whatever you can to strengthen your claim and get it approved quickly.

Preparing for the application and interview process for benefits

There is a lot to know about the Social Security disability application process and to be prepared for when applying for disability benefits. Suffering with a disability can certainly be stressful. The change from working to being unable to work because of a disability can be a challenging one. Social Security disability (SSD) benefits are a good option for disabled individuals to consider. As a result, disabled individuals should be familiar with how to navigate the application process for disability benefits, including the interview process.

Who determines if I am eligible for disability benefits?

If you need Social Security disability benefits, it is important to understand who determines your eligibility and to also understand the process of applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Understanding the process, and how to navigate it, can help place the disabled individual in the best possible position to obtain disability benefits.

Social Security Administration to receive funding for hearings

The blog recently discussed the appeals process when applicants have been denied Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Unfortunately, there has been a significant backlog to receive a hearing following a denial of benefits which is one level in the appeals process. There are currently 1.1 million applications for SSD benefits waiting for a hearing and the average wait time from initial application to a hearing decision is 26 months.

Disability applicants should understand the appeals process

Being denied for Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income is not the end of the process of applying for benefits and should not be considered the end of the process. The majority of applications for disability benefits are initially denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) which is why it is important for disabled individuals to be familiar with their rights as applicants to appeal.

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