After waiting three to five months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to decide on your disability application, it’s disheartening to read a letter stating that you were denied benefits. Fortunately, you can appeal SSA’s decision or submit a new application, and speed up the process by filing online. But, should you
Because COVID-19 isn’t a long-term chronic illness, there is still much to be determined about how those who recover from the virus will be affected in the coming weeks and months. While it is unlikely that an individual would be able to claim Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) as a direct
The first thing I do when I review a new Social Security case is determine the theme of the case. Ultimately, the theme is the reason you cannot work, but I like to call it theme because of what that word means. The dictionary defines the word “theme” as an
In most SSDI/SSI claims, where an individual is awarded benefits, they will be entitled to past-due benefits or “backpay.” Typically, these past-due benefits can be dated to the day the claim was originally filed or in certain instances, to a date even further back in time. Why does this happen?
If you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits or SSDI, the payment you receive each month is based on your average lifetime income earnings before your disability started. And the amount of monthly benefits that you receive is not based on the type of disability you have or how much money you currently
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
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,
SSDI back pay is an essential aspect of disability benefits designed to make up for the time lost during the approval process. Essentially, it’s meant to make up for the payments you would have received had your application for SSDI been approved immediately. There are some limitations to the amount,