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Category Archives: Social Security Disability

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 […]

What are the Differences Between SSDI and SSI Benefits?

If you are suffering from a disabling condition, then you may be wondering about the possibility of disability benefits pursuant to a government program.  Many potential claimants are aware of the existence of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs but are unfamiliar with the details. Despite the fact that […]

Attorneys Get Results 300% Higher Than Those Without Representatives.

(From the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives, March 2018 NOSSCR Member Newsletter) “A February, 2018 Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of hearings-level allowance rates for Social Security disability claims showed that “claimants who had representatives, such as an attorney or family member, were allowed bene ts at a rate nearly 3 times higher […]