Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability: Most Common Questions

Trying to proceed through the Social Security process can be overwhelming, and you can be struck with many questions about Social Security Disability Insurance. From concerns about how the claims process works to understanding what type of compensation you are…

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Social Security Disability Insurance Vs. Supplemental Security Insurance

The biggest difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is the financial requirements for those that are disabled. It is hard for many to understand the difference between the two programs, but we have described…

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Agoraphobia and Panic Disorders

Getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can be difficult enough if you have a condition that can be demonstrated through lab tests, like blood work and x-rays. What happens if your disability is psychological, such as mental illness like…

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How Your Diabetes and Social Security Disability Benefits are Related

  SSDI Benefits for People With Diabetes   Obtaining Social Security Disability (“SSDI”) benefits is a complicated and confusing process. As we wrote about not too long ago, it is not as simple as completing an application claiming that you…

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Are Social Security Disability Benefits for Immigrants Available?

Individuals who reside in the U.S. and are considered aliens, nationals, or noncitizens may be eligible for social security benefits. It is well-known that the United States Social Security Administration offers programs to provide benefits for a disabled United States…

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Bipolar Disorder and Social Security Disability

There is a common misconception that bipolar disorder is a rare condition, but this is not the case. The effects of bipolar disorder are widespread, as nearly 5.7 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder annually. Bipolar disorder, also known as…

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SSD: Can I Receive Social Security Benefits for Mental Illness?

Across the United States, nearly 43.8 million Americans suffer from mental illness. This equates to roughly one in five adults in the United States. Mental disorders can be debilitating and go untreated far too often. Unfortunately, millions of American also…

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What Constitutes Malingering (Faking Disability) And What You Need to Know

Some people fake disability to obtain Social Security benefits, and this behavior is known as malingering. There are several things you should know about this issue in order to avoid refusal of benefits. What is Malingering? Malingering means either faking…

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How to prepare for a Social Security Disability hearing

Filing for Social Security Disability can be daunting, but if prepared, you will be able to handle the questions posed at the hearing. The hearing will come in front of an Administrative Law judge and can be lengthy. Preparation is…

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What to Know When Filing for Social Security Disability Due to Obesity

The United States Surgeon General has declared obesity an epidemic. There’s some good reason for alarm: 35 percent of adult women and 31 percent of adult men are considered seriously overweight and 15 percent of children between the ages of…

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