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What Happens to my Disability Claim if I Pass Away?

By Ken Marks | November 26, 2021 | Comments Off on What Happens to my Disability Claim if I Pass Away?

People are entitled to pursue and recover Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits when a long-term injury or illness prevents them from engaging in a substantial gainful activity. However, when a person passes away, the Social Security Administration (SSA) should be notified as soon as possible about the disabled person’s death. This is because when a…

How Do I Choose the Day I Say I Became Disabled with the Social Security Administration?

By Ken Marks | November 10, 2021 | Comments Off on How Do I Choose the Day I Say I Became Disabled with the Social Security Administration?

When you file your applications for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know what date your disability started. For people who suffered a disabling injury in an accident, this could be a relatively simple answer. However, often, there is not a clear answer to this question, as…

How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments

By Ken Marks | October 27, 2021 | Comments Off on How Workers’ Compensation Benefits Offset Social Security Disability Payments

Some disabilities arise from work-related injuries or illnesses, and this can create additional complications with the disability benefits you can receive. If you are eligible for both Social Security disability income (SSDI) and workers’ compensation benefits, you will find that your SSDI will be “offset” by the workers’ comp. This is because the Social Security…

Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

By Ken Marks | October 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

When you apply for Supplemental Security disability insurance (SSDI) through the Social Security Administration, you must meet the requirements for eligibility in order to receive benefits. If you have a qualifying disability that prevents you from working, the process of applying for benefits can be challenging and can involve a medical examination. If you require…

Obtaining Disability Benefits for Vision Impairment

By Ken Marks | September 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Obtaining Disability Benefits for Vision Impairment

There are specific options from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that are available to you if you are visually impaired. The SSA has special rules for SSDI benefits if you are unable to work due to a vision impairment than for other types of disabilities. Knowing the right application to submit (and how to do so) could…

Autoimmune Disorders and Getting Disability Benefits

By Ken Marks | August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Autoimmune Disorders and Getting Disability Benefits

An autoimmune disorder is a condition whereby your immune system attacks your body by mistake. Typically, the immune system guards against germs such as bacteria and viruses, which it destroys using various cells in the body. The immune system can usually tell the difference between foreign cells and your own cells. For someone suffering from…

Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Supplemental Security Income

By Ken Marks | July 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Supplemental Security Income

Many people refer simply to “Social Security” benefits that they receive, though in reality, there are key differences between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). Put simply, SSI provides benefits for basic financial assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities who have minimal financial resources of their own. SSDI provides benefits to adults with…

Being Able To Qualify For Disability If You Have A Rare Disease

By Ken Marks | June 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Being Able To Qualify For Disability If You Have A Rare Disease

If you suffer from an extremely rare disabling condition that’s recently forced you out of work, then you might be wondering whether disability benefit providers have any rules on the books for them. Fortunately, the answer is that, for the most part, they do. Even if they don’t, certain insurance providers (as well as the Social…

Why You Should Not Delay in Filing an Appeal if Denied Disability Benefits

By Ken Marks | May 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Why You Should Not Delay in Filing an Appeal if Denied Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be denied for a whole host of reasons, the main reason typically being that the SSA hopes that you don’t appeal. If the SSA has denied your application for benefits, it is important that you have knowledgeable legal counsel on your side assisting you with your appeal. In most instances,…

How Social Security Judges Your Physical or Mental Capacity (RFC) for Work

By Ken Marks | April 14, 2021 | Comments Off on How Social Security Judges Your Physical or Mental Capacity (RFC) for Work

For you to be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must suffer from an injury or illness which prevents you from working in any capacity. In other words, you must not be able to take part in a substantial gainful activity because of your injury/illness. Proving that you are unable to work in any capacity…

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