For a lot of people who become too injured or ill to continue working, their Social Security Disability benefits can’t be paid out too soon. However, before they can receive benefits, their claim must be investigated and approved. The Social Security Administration has a huge backlog of cases to consider. Three to six months is […]
Do I Need to Worry About “Trick Questions” from the Social Security Disability Judge?
When a claim for Social Security disability benefits is denied, the applicant has a right to appeal that decision. The final stage of the appeals process is an administrative hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The judge’s final decision will be based on the medical evidence the applicant has submitted. It’s important […]
Big Changes to Social Security Benefits in 2020
The Social Security Administration has recently released its list of 2020 Social Security changes. We’d like to share some of the details with our readers who will be receiving or expect to receive retirement benefits, supplemental income benefits or disability benefits in 2020. Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) To keep up with inflation, there’s a […]
My Doctor Does Not Support My Mental Disability Claim. What Do I Do?
Those who suffer mental impairments often find themselves facing more than just the insurance company or government program standing in their way of getting crucial benefits. Often it’s your treating psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health doctor who seems to be working against your mental disability claim. It is important your claim has the support of […]
Inability to Communicate in English May No Longer Help Your SSDI Claim
Older disability applicants who cannot speak or understand English may be cut out of disability benefits, according to a rule change proposed by the SSA. The Social Security Administration wants to stop using the “inability to communicate in English” criteria as a vocational factor when evaluating claims for disability benefits. For thousands of disabled Americans […]