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February 2020 Archives

Proposed federal budget puts Social Security Disability at risk

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide an essential lifeline to millions of disabled Americans of all ages. Since the definition of "disabled" is so strict, applicants have to go through a lengthy and stringent approval process. Many wait months or years for their benefits to start after going through unfair denials and finally getting a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

Don't fall out of touch with the SSI Disability examiner

When you file for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you probably already know you're in for a long wait before you hear any kind of answer on your claim. However, it's important to stay in touch with the Disability Examiner (DE) that's handling your case. Otherwise, you could put your entire claim in unnecessary danger.

Social Security could take a giant leap backwards in time

Imagine this: You develop a serious condition that's disabling, chronic and progressive. You know that you'll never get better, so it's a huge relief when you qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) and the related medical benefits.