Social Security Administration Revised It’s Rules

Elimination of the “Treating Physician Rule” Earlier this year the Social Security Administration (SSA) revised its rules regarding disability claims. The rule changes went into effect on May 27, 2017, and any claims for disability benefits filed with the SSA on or after that date are affected by the new rules. The article addresses one … Read moreSocial Security Administration Revised It’s Rules

7 Simple Tips to Prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing

If you’re an Oklahoman struggling with a serious disability, you know that applying for SSD is a complex and draining process. Many disabled Americans rely on social security disability to manage their daily lives, and the stress of not knowing when or if an application will be approved can be overwhelming. If you’re applying for … Read more7 Simple Tips to Prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing

Steps to Take After You’ve Been Denied SSD Benefits

One of the most common roadblocks that people run into when applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits is a letter of denial. SSD applications are denied more often than many people realize, and typically for small errors or missed sections. Being denied SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits can be discouraging, to say … Read moreSteps to Take After You’ve Been Denied SSD Benefits

How Do You Know it’s Time to Talk to an SSD Lawyer?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are those based on disability, which can come in handy for those who have sustained an injury or are otherwise unable to work. SSD benefits are set in motion by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to ensure no U.S. citizen will ever be met with financial hardships because … Read moreHow Do You Know it’s Time to Talk to an SSD Lawyer?

The Difference between Unemployment and Disability Benefits

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It is important to understand the benefits that you are entitled to so that you seek the right kind of benefits. Most Americans do not know the difference between different benefit programs and end up applying for the wrong ones, only to be rejected by Social Security Administration (SSA). In most instances, individuals receive just … Read moreThe Difference between Unemployment and Disability Benefits

Understanding SSD Benefits and How Non-Medical Evidence Can Make a Difference

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Benefits  are important—albeit complicated—benefits paid to individuals who have worked and earned some type of income in recent years, but have a significant physical or mental impairment resulting in death or preventing them from working for at least one year. This specific type of benefits program is designed to provide … Read moreUnderstanding SSD Benefits and How Non-Medical Evidence Can Make a Difference

Social Security Benefits for Disabled Adult Children

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages four separate benefit programs for people with disabilities. Your eligibility for the program that is right for you depends on several factors. Some of the determining factors include onset date of disability, parent’s income/work history and the nature of your disability. Often, people are confused between two benefit programs; … Read moreSocial Security Benefits for Disabled Adult Children

Ultimate Social Security Disability Guide for Vision Disorder

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There are numerous different types of vision disorders, the majority of which affect an individual’s ability to see clearly. Some vision disorders may also have an impact on a person’s cognitive abilities, as some nerves connect the eye to the brain. As with any other disability, a vision disorder may affect a person’s ability to … Read moreUltimate Social Security Disability Guide for Vision Disorder