Social Security Disability

How to Get Short Term Disability in PA: The Qualifications and Application Process Explained

Pennsylvania short term disability benefits may be awarded to incapacitated or sick employees who cannot work, yet expect their ailments to last less than one year. Short-term disability insurance can also be purchased through an insurance company if an employer…

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Compassionate Allowance Waiting Periods: Everything You Need To Know To Qualify

The Compassionate Allowance program, founded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2008, is an expedited processing and financial assistance program designed to reduce the waiting period associated with disability determinations and benefit disbursement for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)…

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SSDI Trial Work Period: What It Is & How It Works

Despite widespread belief to the contrary, individuals receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA), are eligible to test their ability to return to work without jeopardizing their benefits. This program, overseen by the Social Security…

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What You Need to Know About Filing for Unemployment and Social Security Disability at the Same Time

You’re facing two problems if you’re disabled and unemployed. First, the necessary paperwork can take months, or even years, before you ever see a disability check. That’s assuming you are eligible for disability in the first place. Second, retroactive benefits…

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Working While on Disability: Earnings, Common Questions & More

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are income assistance programs overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA), designed to offset some of the financial challenges associated with being disabled, elderly, and economically disadvantaged. However, oftentimes, these…

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How To Win A Fibromyalgia Disability Case

In order to win a fibromyalgia Social Security disability case, you will have to demonstrate that you are unable to work. In the end, your capacity to work is the hinge point of a win or a loss. Unfortunately, more…

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Disability Benefits for Legally Blind Individuals

Blindness or visual impairment gives rise to problems that affect every area of your life, even your ability to work. Fortunately, benefits for legally blind individuals are available from the Social Security Administration as well as the Pennsylvania State Blind…

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8 Ways To Avoid Disability Fraud Investigation

Being investigated for Social Security disability fraud is more common than you might think. People on disability with mental illnesses or other “invisible” conditions like fibromyalgia may be investigated as well as those with more visible conditions. Unfortunately, malingering is…

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) For Children: Applications & Benefits Explained

It is important to be aware of the regulations and rules surrounding SSI disability for children. Knowing the accessible benefits, how to apply for this, and what to expect is important when you intend to start an application for SSI…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression or Bipolar Disorder

Mental health disorders, such as a bipolar disability and depression, can affect every phase of a person’s life. These effects include an inability to socialize, to concentrate, and to have relationships. SSDI disability claims for bipolar disorder or depression may…

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