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Know common reasons for disability denial

Obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) isn't an easy process for everyone. For some people, this will be a long and drawn-out process that includes denials and appeals. In some cases, it might even involve a trial. It is imperative that you take the time to understand some of the common reasons why these applications are denied.

Know what you need to do to appeal a disability ruling

Having to file for disability isn't ever an easy decision, but when you are unable to continue working because it isn't physically possible, you might have to file. It can take a while to work through the process, so you should be prepared to deal with this delay. As unfortunate as it is, some people might have to fight harder than others to get the benefits they need.

Earning money while on disability

Social Security Disability (SSD) is meant to help people who aren't able to work still be able to support themselves. The program is based on need and can be impacted by the person's ability to return to work. Anyone who is disabled but who is considering returning to work should learn about the restrictions that come with disability payments.

Checking the deadlines are requirements for disability benefits

Having to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments isn't something that most people think they will ever have to do. If the time for you to need these payments does come up, you need to understand that you might be facing a long road toward approval. We can help you work through the process of applying for benefits and appealing a decision if one isn't made in your favor.

Disabled adult children and Social Security benefits

Social Security provides much-needed benefits for young people who become disabled, yet many people aren't even aware the program exists. If you have a child who suffers from autism, cerebral palsy or another medical condition present either from birth or at a young age, there are certain things you should know.

People are dying while waiting on a disability decision

Americans work and pay into the Social Security Disability Insurance program so if they become disabled before retirement age, they have some income to rely on. Unfortunately, due to the backlog of people waiting on disability decisions, they often have to wait an unreasonable amount of time if they are not fortunate to be approved at the onset.

Tips that can help as you apply for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability benefits may be warranted, but that doesn't mean the process is fast or easy. Experts warn that it can take months to apply and get a response initially, and it could take even longer if you're denied and have to appeal.

Is social security a pension plan?

People often think about social security as if it is a pension plan. You pay a tax, which is similar to a contribution. It goes into the plan. When you retire, you get payments. This is very similar to any other retirement plan and it's the reason people are sometimes glad to contribute, thinking that, as with other plans, their payments will be higher if their input is higher.

The Social Security Disability claims process is lengthy

Waiting for an administrative law judge to rule on your Social Security Disability (SSD) claim can be quite long. Sadly, as reported by the inspector general for the Social Security Administration (SSA), in 2016, 7,400 claimants died while waiting for a ruling on their cases.

Increase in personal needs money still not seen for some

The residents of The Clayton Residential Home, which is located in Lincoln Park, Illinois, are not happy. This facility houses mentally-ill individuals and is paid for out of these individuals' $735 (approximate) Social Security Disability (SSD) checks each month. The individuals receive between $30 and $60 of that money to spend on their personal needs, such as toothpaste, deodorant and soap. This is generally the only money these individuals get each month.