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February 2018 Archives

Why do Social Security claims get denied?

Talk to any Social Security disability attorney, and he or she will tell you that it's very common for the Social Security Administration to turn you down. However, the attorney will also tell you that just because your claim was denied does not mean you can't qualify.

Can Texas residents get SSD benefits for a sensory impairment?

A sensory impairment is a disease or injury that affects a person's speech, hearing or vision. When a sensory impairment prevents an individual from working, it can be devastating both physically and financially. In Texas, people who suffer from a debilitating sensory impairment may qualify to receive financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI.

GAO says SSDI claims process must be fixed

After a thorough review, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report in January of this year that found wide disparities in the way claimants for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are treated from case to case. The GAO also found that the claims process itself was taking far too long, especially if a hearing was required. In its findings, the GAO strongly urged the Social Security Administration to undertake improvements to offer greater quality assurance and to ensure speedier decisions and more hearings with more consistent outcomes.

A representative triples your chances of a successful SSDI claim

If you've been denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in Texas, you will wait, on average, more than a year before you receive a hearing from an administrative law judge to review the decision. Some Texas offices have a backlog approaching 20 months. Sounds outrageous, doesn't it?

Blindness and Social Security benefits for Houston residents

There are a number of government programs that provide assistance to people who are blind or visually impaired. The Social Security Administration offers Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits to people who meet the qualification criteria. This blog post will provide some information on how a Houston claimant might qualify for these benefits.

How do you appeal a rejection for benefits?

Many disabled people benefit from Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are available to people who meet the necessary criteria. Some people are denied SSD benefits when they apply for them, however. Is there a way to try to fix the situation if you think a mistake was made in denying the benefits? There is. This blog post will provide an extremely brief overview of the appeals process.