When Can you Claim Social Security?

Claiming Social Security can be a long process, but it’s one that can leave you with life-saving benefits that let you live with dignity even after suffering an injury or developing a condition that leaves you unable to work. Social Security Disability Benefits can be difficult to get, and it’s common for applicants to be … Continued

How to apply for Social Security

Social Security Disability benefits ensure that workers who sustain injuries or develop conditions that prevent them from working are still financially covered. Disabilities can come in many different forms, as both physical and mental conditions can qualify. If a person with a disability is approved for benefits they will receive regular payments from the U.S. Social Security Administration, an agency of … Continued

How to Fill Out a Function Report?

One of the first things Social Security will send you after you file your Social Security Disability application is a Function Report. This is a form that asks you why you can’t work and it also asks a bunch of questions about whether you are able to do basic household activities. Social Security will use … Continued

How to Win SSDI Case in Front of Judge

Most people lose their original SSDI claim; in fact, 70% of claims are denied. That doesn’t mean your claim is over, just that you will will need to ask for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge so you can explain your case in person. Most claims can be won at this stage, … Continued

How Long Does it Take to Reinstate SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides monthly benefits to individuals who can no longer work due to a disabling medical condition. To qualify for SSDI, you must have worked enough years to accumulate work credits. The Social Security Administration grants work credits according to yearly wage amounts. For people who do not have enough work … Continued

These 49 Disabilities Qualify for SSDI

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly benefits to individuals who have accumulated enough work credits to qualify for the program. The number of work credits you have is based on how much you earn in one year. The Social Security Administration allows workers to earn no more than four credits per year. As of … Continued

How Long After an SSDI Hearing Can You Expect to Wait for a Decision?

How long it will take to adjudicate your particular claim will depend on several factors, and the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will consider your case very carefully. You should know going in that you will not receive a ruling from the bench during your initial hearing, and that there may be other steps you have … Continued

What Other Benefits Can I Get With SSDI?

What Other Benefits Can I Get With SSDI? When you become disabled before you are old enough to retire, you become dependent on other sources besides work for your regular income. If you have worked at a job covered by Social Security Disability Insurance, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits. However, many people find … Continued

How Long Does SSDI Last?

If you worked in a job or jobs covered by social security, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on the average of the amount you earned during that employment. The initial process of getting approved can take months or years, and it is very likely that your first attempt will end in rejection. … Continued