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Understanding the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

If you have been denied Social Security disability, either SSDI or SSI, do not give up. You have the right to appeal the denial. The Social Security Administration (SSA) rejects many applicants based on their initial application. An application may be denied for a technicality…

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SSD and Heart Conditions

Every year, over 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to newly developed heart disease in adults, many children are born with heart defects. It is estimated that over 1 million…

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SSD Claimants Routinely Wait Four Years for Benefits

How can I speed up the SSD claims process? A New York resident recently reached out to the media to reveal his horrific experience in seeking Social Security Disability benefits. The Southtowns resident applied for SSD benefits four years ago. He suffers from a terminal…

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Work Credits for SSDI

How many work credits do I need to receive SSDI benefits? It is estimated that approximately 56.7 million people have a disability in the United States, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. For those with a serious disability, holding a job may become impossible,…

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Can A Disabled Person on SSDI Have An S-Corp or LLC?

One of the many concerns that clients seeking disability benefits have is what to do with their business interests. They are concerned that they will not qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) if they have any significant income or assets. The good news is…

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SSD and Mental Illness

Can I receive Social Security Disability benefits for depression? It is believed that one in five Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, according to reports by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Common mental illnesses include depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.…

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Preparing for the SSD Hearing

What will happen during the SSD hearing? The fact is that over half of all SSD claims will initially be denied. If your initial claim is denied, you have the right to file an appeal. In New York and many other states, you may be…

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Wait times for Social Security benefit appeals leave people in limbo

The radio program Marketplace recently featured a story about the backlogs for Social Security Disability Insurance applicants that in some cases have gone on so long the applicant died before ever receiving benefits. In fact, in 2016 alone about 7,400 people died waiting for their…

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Understanding the Listing of Medical Impairments

What medical conditions will qualify me to receive SSDI or SSI benefits? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) offer financial assistance for those suffering from certain medical conditions. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of certain medical conditions that…

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I’m Receiving Social Security Disability – Can My Family Receive Auxiliary Benefits?

Accidents, illnesses, and any number of other calamities can suddenly and unexpectedly remove you from the workforce. When that happens, it generally has a very disruptive effect on a family’s finances. For that reason, in addition to offering disability benefits to the worker, the Social…

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