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SSDI Applicants Could Experience Delays

How can I speed up the Social Security Disability claims process? For millions of disabled Americans, Social Security Disability benefits provide much needed financial support. Each year, upwards of 10 million people will receive SSDI benefits. Without these benefits, disabled Americans that cannot work could…

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Budget Cuts Could Be Coming to SSDI

What could cuts to the Social Security Disability Insurance program mean for me? The Social Security Disability program evolved from the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Though the original program contained the term “disability” it did not in…

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What You Need to Know about the Medical Exam for Social Security Disability

What should I expect during the medical exam for SSDI benefits? Certain applicants for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income disability benefits will be required to submit to a medical examination, also referred to as a consultative exam (CE). The medical exam may…

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How to Lose at Your Social Security Disability Hearing – Top Behaviors to Avoid

You’ve waited for so long and now, you finally have a social security disability hearing date. Don’t get excited just yet, having a hearing does not automatically mean you’ll be granted social security disability benefits. This will depend solely on what the administrative law judge…

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SSDI Benefits for Cancer Patients

Can I obtain SSDI benefits if I have been diagnosed with cancer? Battling cancer can leave you physically, emotionally, and financially drained. Cancer patients may be unable to continue working on a fulltime basis. For individuals who have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer,…

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Do I Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security is a way for millions of Americans to get financial assistance if they are disabled. However, it is estimated that the Social Security Administration rejects about 57 percent of the applications received in New York. If your application is rejected, there is an…

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Do You Qualify for a Compassionate Allowance?

What is a compassionate allowance and how can it help me? Social Security benefits provide much needed financial assistance to individuals with certain medical conditions that limit their ability to work. While SSDI benefits can be life changing, applying for and receiving benefits is often…

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Social Security Disability and Epilepsy

Am I eligible to receive SSDI if I have epilepsy? Epilepsy is a serious condition that impacts an estimated three million people each year. Individuals with epilepsy may suffer seizures during the day or while asleep. Their severity and intensity vary depending on the patient.…

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Social Security Disability for Mental Impairment

There are many minor mental conditions that may not interfere with one’s ability to earn a living, particularly now that there are so many medications available to treat mild anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and other mental health problems. Nonetheless, severe psychiatric or developmental conditions often…

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Reviews of Social Security Disability Benefits

Once I have qualified for Social Security Disability do I remain qualified for the rest of my life? The process of applying for Social Security Disability is a complicated, time-consuming one. It would be nice if once the government has determined you to be deserving…

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