How Does SSDI Back Pay Work?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Does SSDI Back Pay Work?

The process to get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits is a long one. Even if you’re approved as soon as possible, it can still take some time before you start to see those benefits. If you’re initially declined and later win benefits upon appeal, a lot more time will pass

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What Is SSDI Presumptive Disability?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What Is SSDI Presumptive Disability?

It’s no secret that the process for getting Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI can be time-consuming. There are several factors to consider, and numerous applicants must be sorted through before a decision can be made about your claim. Your disability may not be able to wait through that process,

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How to Fill Out a Job History Report for Social Security
Disability
Joel Thrift

How to Fill Out a Job History Report for Social Security

Shortly after you file a claim for Social Security benefits, you will receive a form in the mail asking you give details about your past work. Social Security wants to know about the jobs you did during the fifteen years prior to the date you claimed you became disabled. Quite

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How Does Your Age Affect Your Social Security Case?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Does Your Age Affect Your Social Security Case?

Social Security practices age discrimination. The older you are, the easier it is to prove that you cannot do other work. Essentially, SSA has codified the old cliché that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. There are different rules for different age groups. The age groups are under

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What Does "Appeals Under Review" Status Mean for SSD Claims?
Disability
Joel Thrift

What Does “Appeals Under Review” Status Mean for SSD Claims?

The Social Security Disability (SSD) claims process can be a long one, especially if your initial application gets denied. Whether you’ve worked with a Social Security lawyer from the start or you’re interested in bringing one on board to help navigate the appeals process, it can be helpful to have

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How Many Times Can You Appeal a Social Security Disability Claim?
Disability
Joel Thrift

How Many Times Can You Appeal a Social Security Disability Claim?

Nothing is more frightening than getting a denial letter from the Social Security Administration when you are disabled and cannot work. Unfortunately, this happens to millions of people each day. If this has happened to you recently, don’t despair. You have the right to appeal this decision several times in

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Can You Transition From SSI benefits to SSDI benefits?
Disability
Joel Thrift

Can You Transition From SSI benefits to SSDI benefits?

The primary difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is that SSDI is an earned benefit while SSI is intended for low-income individuals and people over 65. Qualifying for SSDI involves working and earning taxable wages to accumulate enough credits for receiving monthly benefits. Alternately, if you

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