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I Can Still Do Some Household Chores. Am I Qualified for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Many people find the definition of “disability” for Social Security disability benefits to be confusing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has very precise rules that apply to disability determinations. When evaluating claims, the SSA looks closely at both the work activities that a claimant can perform and the ordinary, everyday activities that a claimant can […]


Mental Illness and Social Security Disability Benefits

When people think of symptoms, their first thoughts are swelling, rashes, skin discolorations, or other visible signs. But mental illnesses don’t give off what most doctors or the Social Security Administration (SSA) would consider physical symptoms. If you’re dealing with a mental illness, the only signs you may be able to see are a person’s […]


Is Anxiety Considered a Disability?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that is characterized by feelings of worry, tension, and fear. These symptoms can interfere with a person’s ability to function in their daily life.  Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. These feelings are persistent and can be overwhelming for those with a disorder. There are several […]


What To Do if Denied a Social Security Disability Claim

Being denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) does not mean you are permanently disqualified from gaining acceptance into the program. You have the right to appeal your claim denial and convince the decision makers at SSDI that you are indeed eligible and in need of financial assistance. Why Is Your SSDI Claim Denied? There are […]


Is Drug Addiction Considered a Disability?

Drug addiction is a debilitating disease that affects not only the addict but also their family and friends. The person will continue their downward spiral toward drugs when it is a chronic condition. They do not consider the negative consequences.  Many people struggling with addiction also suffer from other mental health disorders. This can make […]


How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social security can confuse many people, especially those not close to retirement age. It seems that the rules continue to change each year, and now those eligible for maximum social security benefits must wait until they are 67 years old before retiring, but only if they were born in 1960 or later. How long are […]


5 Perks to Hiring an Attorney When Dealing with SSDI

Realizing that you can’t work any longer is a difficult time. You may wonder how you’ll pay your bills and make ends meet. Basic life needs can be hard to take care of without an income. People with a work history may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. You must have worked 5 out […]


How has COVID-19 Affected the Disability Application Process?

COVID-19 has affected nearly every facet of society. It’s changed the way we interact with one another, the way we work, and the disability application process.  Are you interested in learning more about COVID-19 regarding the disability application process?  Keep reading to learn more details about the current process and what to expect. If you […]


2022 Tips When Working Towards Social Security Disability Insurance

People who have worked their entire lives count on their income to make ends meet. When they suddenly can’t work because of a disabling condition, including injuries or illnesses, they realize that paying for their expenses will be impossible. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system is one option that some people can count on […]


Your Ultimate Guide to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

People work to earn a living, but many don’t think about what will happen if they suffer an injury or illness that makes it impossible to work. People going through that situation might wonder how they can make ends meet. The answer to this could be Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).  Unfortunately, unless applicants have […]


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