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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…

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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…

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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Disability Claim?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not require applicants for disability benefits to have legal assistance. However, the claims process can be daunting, with possible setbacks and delays at every turn. Your claim may be further complicated by insufficient medical documentation, inaccurate back pay awards, and more. Having a disability attorney handling your claim can…

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How Long Does it Take to Get Disability Back Pay Once Approved?

The process of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be a lengthy one. You may even need to go through several stages of appeals before the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your claim. During this time, you lose out on benefits you need to cover your expenses. Once your claim is finally approved,…

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SSDI Eligibility FAQ

Each year, there are over 10 million Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) beneficiaries. Disabled workers make up the large majority of SSDI recipients, but eligible disabled widow(er)s or disabled adult children may also receive SSDI. It’s estimated that half of all American workers pay Social Security taxes. This means tens of millions of workers may…

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Is My Disability Covered by SSDI?

Overview of Covered Conditions In order to claim Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI”), you must have a “severe” medical condition that “significantly” limits your ability to engage in basic work functions for at least one year. This includes your ability to stand, walk, sit, remember, or think critically whether due to pain or cognitive…

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What Percentage Gets Paid to a Disability Attorney?

Too many people who need disability fail to hire a lawyer for help because they think a lawyer will cost too much. The reality is that anyone can afford to hire a disability attorney since there are no up-front costs, and an attorney will not deplete your benefits. When you meet with a lawyer for…

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Is It Better to Apply for Disability with a Lawyer?

There is no requirement that you must have an attorney to file for Social Security disability benefits, and many people choose to file an application on their own. However, when it comes time to apply for benefits, you may wonder whether it is better to have a disability lawyer on your side from the very…

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How do Disability Lawyers get Paid?

If you need to file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) or Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits or you received a denial of your application, you may be considering seeking the help of an experienced disability attorney.  The good news for disabled individuals who need help with a claim for benefits is that…

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How Long Does it Take for a Lawyer to Get Your Disability?

The process of getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can take anywhere from a month to several years, depending on the circumstances of your situation.  Attorneys have little control in speeding up the process, though an attorney can provide many benefits that may result in a faster approval of benefits. First-Round Approvals The fastest…

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