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Can Your Living Arrangements Affect the Amount of Your Disability Benefit?

By Ken Marks | November 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Can Your Living Arrangements Affect the Amount of Your Disability Benefit?

When it comes to disability benefits, there are basically two types:  SSDI and SSI. The acronym SSDI stands for social security disability insurance, while SSI stands for supplemental security income. Your current living arrangements will not have an impact on SSDI payments. However, they can affect the amount of your SSI payment. For more information…

What Does It Cost To Hire A Social Security Disability Attorney?

By Ken Marks | October 13, 2020 | Comments Off on What Does It Cost To Hire A Social Security Disability Attorney?

A disability that prevents you from working can be devastating to your household. Without the ability to earn a living for a year or longer, you might need disability benefits to help cover your basic expenses. However, the majority of people who apply for Social Security disability benefits receive claim denials, which can create the…

Should I Call a Lawyer for Help Preparing My SSDI Claim?

By Ken Marks | September 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Should I Call a Lawyer for Help Preparing My SSDI Claim?

When you cannot work due to a disability, it is essential that you file a successful claim for Social Security disability benefits. However, only about 28 percent of claims result in an initial award without an appeal, and fewer than half of claims result in an award following an appeal. The reality is that filing…

Terms to Know for an SSDI Claim

By Ken Marks | August 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Terms to Know for an SSDI Claim

Many people benefit from Supplemental Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, though making it through the application process can be intimidating and challenging. The language involved in the forms and instructions is pulled from highly technical Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations, and many terms are not particularly clear to applicants. In too many cases, a misunderstanding…

I Know I Cannot Work – Why was My Disability Claim Denied?

By Ken Marks | June 23, 2020 | Comments Off on I Know I Cannot Work – Why was My Disability Claim Denied?

You were waiting a long time to find out if your disability claim was approved all to find out that it was denied. You may feel angry, confused, betrayed, and worried. You know you have a genuine disability and cannot work and earn a wage, so why was your claim denied? Keep in mind that…

Do You Have a Disability for Social Security Purposes?

By Ken Marks | May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Do You Have a Disability for Social Security Purposes?

Many people might consider themselves to be disabled, but then they are shocked to learn that their application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied. One of the most common reasons for a denial is that an applicant does not have a disability as it is defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). So,…

Obtaining Disability Benefits after a Brain Injury

By Ken Marks | April 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Obtaining Disability Benefits after a Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can happen in many ways, and each victim can experience different effects from this type of injury. People can sustain brain injuries due to head trauma in traffic crashes, assaults, falls, sports accidents, workplace accidents, and more. Brain injuries are also common among veterans who were exposed to bombs called IEDs…

Can COVID-19 Result in Lasting Disabilities?

By Ken Marks | April 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Can COVID-19 Result in Lasting Disabilities?

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 took the world by storm in only a few months, and hundreds of thousands of people have been diagnosed with the virus, with tens of thousands of people not surviving, and tens of thousands more in critical condition in the hospital. While the immediate goal, of course, is for patients to…

What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

By Ken Marks | October 10, 2019 | Comments Off on What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability?

While you may think a medical is serious and restricts your ability to work, your claim for Social Security disability benefits may still be denied. This is – in part – because the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a specific list of medical conditions that qualify as “disabilities” for the purposes of SSA determinations. These…

What Percentage of Disability Appeals are Approved?

By Ken Marks | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on What Percentage of Disability Appeals are Approved?

Even if you know you have a serious disability that prevents you from working, your claim for Social Security Disability benefits may still be denied. There are many reasons for the disapproval of disability claims, such as insufficient information or supporting documents with your application, or that the Social Security Administration (SSA) believes your disability…