Ideally, Social Security Disability Insurance ensures that disabled individuals are receiving financial aid as they deal with a debilitating health condition that hinders them from doing work. This is not always the case, though, as numerous applications and appeals are denied. [Read more…]
Disabled individuals often find it hard to apply for benefits from Social Security, given its stringent application process entailing numerous requirements. While it’s not surprising that majority of claims are denied during the initial phase of the application process, having your claim denied is a blow nonetheless. [Read more…]
The Social Security Agency (SSA) acknowledges that certain medical conditions have the power to incapacitate and debilitate a suffering individual. The SSA compiled a list of these conditions in the Listing of Impairments–known also as the SSA Blue Book–wherein an individual automatically becomes eligible for disability benefits once he or she qualifies. These conditions include: [Read more…]
Chronic pain is a common symptom of any debilitating injury. As such, it’s not unusual for individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits to have chronic pain problems. Plenty of medical conditions can cause such symptoms, from diseases such as diabetes and interstitial pneumonia to physical injuries such as an amputated arm. [Read more…]
Denied Social Security disability claims are not uncommon. In fact, a large percentage of disability claims are denied on the first try, with reasons ranging from incomplete claim forms, lack of medical evidence, and failure to comply with the requirements of a consultative exam, among other things. [Read more…]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) manages two federal benefit programs that provide monetary assistance to those who have permanent or extended disabilities that prevent them from being able to work. These two benefit programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). [Read more…]
According to experts, roughly 37 million Americans are considered disabled. More than 50 percent of those people are still within the working ages of 18 and 64. Unfortunately, statistics show that one out of every four 20-year olds will sustain an injury or a medical condition that will render them disabled and unable to work before they retire. [Read more…]
Only about one-third of Social Security (SS) disability claims get approved at the initial stage. If you get denied, take heart—you can still appeal. You have options that let you continue to seek the benefits that can be the lifeline that helps you meet your monthly financial obligations.
Remaining financially stable during a time of need due to a disability can quickly become stressful and overwhelming. With the mental, emotional, and physical toll that disability can often trigger, seeking out social security disability benefits is often the only option left available for those who are in need. Getting approved for social security disability in Michigan is not always simple, but can be less stressful with an attorney by your side.
If you’re injured and can’t go back to work, there’s a glimmer of hope with social security disability benefits. Unfortunately, most people get denied the first time they apply. It happens to roughly 65% of all initial disability claims. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve your odds of getting accepted, even if it’s your second or third time applying. [Read more…]