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Category Archives: FAQs

The Basics of a Social Security Disability Offset

Tampa Disability Lawyers – Helping You When You Need it Most Many disability claimants worry about their receipt of compensation through a variety of sources, and how that might impact their Social Security disability benefits. Generally speaking, the claimant has to consider the possibility of an “offset” — or reduction to their benefits — and […]

When Can I Expect an Approval of My Social Security Benefits?

If you’re planning on submitting a claim for Social Security benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), then you may be concerned about how long the process of getting an approval will take.  This is a fairly reasonable and widespread concern — after all, it’s not at all uncommon for bureaucratic mishandling (in other circumstances) […]

The SSA May Review Your Medical Condition

If you have been awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA), then it’s important that you pay close attention to the medical condition that qualifies you for such benefits — you are not guaranteed lifetime benefits simply because the SSA has awarded you SSDI benefits.  If your condition changes […]

New Fibromyalgia RFC Questionnaire

If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, then you may be sufficiently impaired (i.e., incapable of working in your current occupation, or in an alternative position) to qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  Submitting a comprehensive application for benefits is fundamental to success, but it’s also important that you frame your condition […]

The New PTSD Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaire

If you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are interested in submitting a claim for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, then it’s critical that you put together a convincing application in which your claims are supported by extensive evidence, and the information is presented in a manner that is aligned with the expectations […]

Vocational Expert Testimony Influences SSDI Benefits

In Florida, and elsewhere, when you submit a claim for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is likely to deny the claim.  In fact, statistics on disability claim denials and awards — as reported by the SSA — indicate that disability claim denials averaged around 53 percent over the ten-year period […]

Availability of SSDI Back Pay

In Florida, and elsewhere, many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants don’t realize that the process can take quite a bit of time.  The approval of an SSDI claim — even if it is legitimate and supported by substantial documentary evidence — may require several months.  Fortunately, there is no cause for concern.  SSDI claimants […]

Severe Conditions Can Expedite an SSDI Claim

The prospect of submitting a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be somewhat overwhelming for those who are unfamiliar with the process, particularly given the likelihood of delays and complications in the handling of one’s disability claim. For example, you may have submitted an SSDI claim […]

How Veterans Disability Benefits and SSDI Benefits Interact

If you are receiving Veterans benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or alternatively, if you believe that you are eligible to receive such benefits, then you may be concerned about whether and how Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits will influence your VA benefits eligibility.  This is a justified concern, of course.  In […]