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Posts tagged "Social Security Disability"

SSD benefits and the importance of the Listing of Impairments

Texans who are suffering from an illness, condition or disability might want to apply for Social Security disability benefits. When considering the options for applying and determining if the requirements are met, it is easy to ignore the basics. However, if the application is denied, it is frequently due to a basic mistake. To prevent these avoidable errors, it is wise to understand those basics and to have legal assistance from the beginning from an experienced SSD benefits attorney. Before moving forward with a claim, it is wise to know the importance of the Listing of Impairments.

House votes to increase funding for disability benefits appeals

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to allocate $300 million to help the Social Security Administration cut down waiting times for people seeking appeals for their disability benefits applications. If the measure becomes law, it could help address a problem that has plagued the Social Security Disability system for years.

Social Security disability basics

Social Security disability insurance is important for disabled individuals and their families to understand. It is also important for disabled individuals and their families to understand the Social Security disability process and how they can apply for and obtain benefits.

What are Quick Disability Determinations for SSD benefits?

Readers of this Houston-based disability benefits blog may know that it can sometimes take a long time for individuals who qualify for Social Security disability benefits to be approved after they have submitted their applications. When questions arise or delays happen, individuals may find themselves waiting months or even years to learn if their claim for benefits has been accepted. During that time they are likely missing out on the financial support they require to live independently and at an adequate standard.

How to qualify for Social Security disability

Social Security disability benefits can provide a vital lifeline to disabled individuals in Texas and across the nation who are unable to care for themselves or their family because of their disability. As a result, disabled individuals should understand how to qualify for, and apply for, Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.

How do workers' compensation benefits affect SSD benefits?

Many people in the Houston area who are receiving workers' compensation benefits may wonder if they can apply for Social Security disability benefits as well. This question is most commonly asked by people who have received a high disability rating on their workers' compensation claim and who may be facing a substantial reduction or elimination of future income.

Understanding the Ticket to Work program for SSD benefits

Most people in the Houston area who are receiving Social Security disability benefits would love nothing more than to regain the ability to work and to earn a steady income. Some individuals suffer from disabilities, such as paralysis or blindness, that plainly preclude their return to work. Other individuals, however, have conditions whose disabling effects may be reduced or minimized by rehabilitation and counseling.

Understanding the SSA definition of disability

Many people in Houston who suffer from a serious illness or injury are uncertain if they are eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. They may understand that total disability is a prerequisite for receiving such benefits, but they may have only a vague idea of how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines that term. Fortunately, the SSA has adopted regulations that provide a precise and comprehensive definition.

Obtaining disability benefits for hearing loss

As people age, their hearing often deteriorates. This problem is exacerbated by the many loud noises that people experience at work and in their daily lives, especially in a large city such as Houston. If hearing loss becomes severe, it can interfere with a person's ability to perform the duties of a job or fulfill social functions. The Social Security Administration has set guidelines for awarding disability benefits to those who have lost a significant portion of their hearing capacity.

What are Social Security disability work credits?

Most Houston residents who are wondering about obtaining Social Security disability benefits pay most of their attention to the nature of their illness or injury and its disabling effects. A third factor must also be considered -- whether the person has accumulated enough work credits to qualify for Social Security disability benefits.