What You Need to Know when Social Security Sends You to their Doctor

If you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you may receive a letter requiring you to take a consultative examination (CE). A CE exam is designed to evaluate your current medical condition and limitations. Receiving a CE request means the disability claims examiner in your state could not determine whether you have a disability, and … Continued

How is Social Security Disability Calculated

Living with a disability is not a comfortable condition to experience. Due to physical or mental defects, people suffering from this disease will be subject to some restrictions. Also, they may not be able to complete their tasks at home and work as before. When one of the family members no longer pursues his or … Continued

Obtaining Social Security Disability for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) isn’t just one disease but a constellation of lung disorders that include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. No cure for COPD currently exists but oxygen supplementation, bronchodilators and oral steroids can help slow progression of the disease and provide some symptom relief. Early signs of COPD involve coughing that produces mucus, … Continued

Newsletter: July 2020

The Importance of Sharing a Laugh Humor is one of the most important things we carry in life, and nobody understood that better than my father-in-law, who recently passed away from … CONTINUE READING The Case That Was Frozen on Arrival This is the story of a woman who just couldn’t let it go. It … Continued

Can My SSDI Backpay be Garnished for Child Support?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides a financial cushion to cover your living expenses if a medical condition or injury prevents you from working. Make no mistake about it, getting approved for disability benefits can take a long time. However, once you get approved, you may get backpay, also called “past-due benefits.” Backpay is the … Continued

Will my Stimulus Impact the SSDI Income Limit for 2020?

The Social Security Administration relies on the U.S. average wage index to determine how much a person’s income can be and still qualify for SSDI. For 2020, the SSA has determined that disabled individuals on SSDI can make up $1260 per month and remain eligible to receive SSDI benefits. Blind SSDI recipients can earn up … Continued

What happens to SSDI benefits at death?

A family member of an individual who passes away while receiving SSDI benefits should always contact the Social Security Administration as soon as possible. Unless the SSA is informed of an SSDI beneficiary’s death, checks or direct deposits will continue occurring until the SSA’s system is flagged about the person’s death. However, the system may … Continued

Is it a good idea to appeal your SSDI denial online or with an Attorney?

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 simply upload more files and … Continued