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

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

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