Ssdi benefits

Are SSI and SSDI Recipients Eligible for the Second Stimulus Check?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jan 15, 2021 8:52:00 AM

 

If you’re a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) recipient, there’s another stimulus payment on the way.

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Topics: SSDI benefits, SSDI

Understanding SSDI and Mental Impairments

Posted by Derek Cervoni on May 15, 2020 2:23:29 PM

Getting approved for Social Security Disability (SSDI) is not easy. Even when you suffer from a physical or mental impairment, you may not qualify for assistance and benefits. When it comes to mental impairments, there are no specific symptoms that would guarantee approval. Instead, Social Security will view your symptoms and their impact on your overall life and ability to work. Mental impairments impact everyone differently. As such, when investigating your claim, they will need to dive deeper to determine how your diagnosis and symptoms affect you specifically. How do your mental impairments impact your functional capacity to work?  

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Topics: SSDI benefits

SSDI Benefits for Visual Impairments

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Apr 16, 2020 11:46:22 AM

According to the CDC, about three percent of Americans who are 40 years old or older are either legally blind or are visually impaired. About twenty-one million Americans report functional vision problems or eye conditions. These conditions can significantly compromise vision. If you are legally or statutorily blind, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. If you have suffered vision loss, it is important to know that the Social Security Administration looks at vision loss a bit differently than other types of disabilities. 

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Topics: SSDI benefits, Requirements, Visual Impairments

SSDI Hearings

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Mar 18, 2020 10:13:17 AM

Those who have been denied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits have the right to send the application for reconsideration, and, if it is denied again, to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). It can take up to a year or more to get a hearing date, but the good news is that, according to the Social Security Administration nearly 50 percent of those who take their case to this level will be approved. It is imperative to be well-prepared for your ALJ hearing, particularly regarding medical evidence to support your claim for disability benefits.

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Topics: SSDI benefits, Claim, Process

Appealing a Claim for SSDI

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Feb 27, 2020 1:32:40 PM

If you have applied for Social Security Disability (sometimes known as Social Security Disability Insurance or SSDI), and have been denied, don’t give up hope. You have options for appealing the SSDI denial—in fact, there are four appeal levels in the SSDI process. Unfortunately, many people decide to file a new application, rather than appealing their original denial. It is important to know that when you file a new application, it could also be denied, just like your first application and you could also lose out on past due benefits. In fact, according to https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2019/index.html a full two thirds of initial applications are denied, whether due to insufficient work credits, lack of a qualifying medical condition, or other factors.

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Topics: SSDI benefits, Claim, Process

SSDI Benefits for Children

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jan 30, 2020 4:13:13 PM

In the U.S., Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are typically only available to qualifying adults with a work history. In order to qualify for these benefits, disabled adults must have worked and paid into the system. They must accrue a specific number of work credits to qualify. However, children whose parents are disabled, retired, or deceased may also be able to collect benefits.

In 2017 alone, the Social Security Administration paid an average of $2.6 billion each month to more than 4.2 million qualifying children. This money helps children complete high school and pays for food and shelter. When a parent becomes disabled or suddenly passes away, Social Security benefits can help keep the family afloat and provide a vital income for these children.

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Topics: SSDI benefits, Disability Income Threshold

Disability Income Thresholds to Increase in 2020

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Dec 18, 2019 9:48:47 AM

There are currently 8.4 million disabled workers receiving a monthly disability check in the United States, along with approximately 1.6 million spouses and children of disabled workers. While Social Security was initially created for retired workers, disability income was added to help those workers who are unable to continue to work and make a living. Each year, the monthly earning thresholds are (at least marginally) increased. The monthly earning thresholds allow a disabled person to earn up to a specific amount of money before disability payments cease. 

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Topics: SSDI benefits, Disability Income Threshold

What does a disability lawyer do?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Oct 25, 2019 1:41:08 PM

What Does a Disability Law Firm Do?

If you are disabled, you may be eligible to collect benefits through the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. You may also qualify for Veteran’s Disability benefits if you are a wounded veteran. 

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What is the Difference between SSI & SSDI?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jul 18, 2019 1:29:58 PM

If you are living with a disability in Virginia, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability and/or SSI benefits. These benefits can help struggling families make ends meet after a life-changing injury. Without these benefits, you may not be able to provide for your loved ones as you once did. 

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Topics: Disability Benefits, SSDI benefits, social security disability, Requirements, Claim

What is the Process for Filing a Disability Claim with Social Security and How Long Does It Take?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jun 27, 2019 12:02:09 PM

Unfortunately for those who may desperately need disability benefits, the process for filing a disability claim with Social Security can be a lengthy process. Even more disheartening, during the initial application and reconsideration stages, many applicants will be denied.

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Topics: Disability Benefits, SSDI benefits, social security disability, Requirements, Claim, Process, Time Frame