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My SSD Claim Was Denied, But I'm Still Too Ill to Work

The SSDI application process is complicated, even for the most educated and prepared individual. According to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), less than 40% of Social Security disability applications are approved at the initial application level.

If your case is one that receives an initial denial, you may appeal the decision. Depending on the state in which you live, you may be able to request a reconsideration. In certain states, a second individual who has no experience with your application will make a new decision.

Do I Need to Sell My Business To Qualify For Disability Benefits?

Owning your own business is a very tricky topic when it comes to receiving Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) have different requirements regarding income.

However, they are the same in that you are not permitted to “earn income” when you are on either of these programs. To collect SSDI or SSI, you have to be unable to do more than a minimal amount of work.

Can I Accept Financial Help While Applying for SSDI?

If you have experienced a health crisis that has prohibited you from working, chances are you are experiencing a difficult time in your life. In addition to trying to heal from your illness or injury, you are likely facing the stress of bills and financial responsibilities that may be beginning to stack up.

The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can be cumbersome and tedious, taking as long as six months for approval. As such, you will need to ensure your financial stability while your application is being processed.

Applying for SSDI while receiving LTD benefits

If you are currently receiving long-term disability (LTD) through your employer or a private plan, you may be wondering about Social Security benefits.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that provides cash payments to people who meet the definition of “disabled,” as laid out by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

SSDI is available to those who have worked long enough to accumulate work credits and thus are considered” insured” through the government in the event of disability.

I'm Still Too Ill to Work. What Happens If My Claim Is Denied?

The SSDI application process is complicated, even for the most educated and prepared individual. According to data from the Social Security Administration (SSA), less than 40% of Social Security disability applications are approved at the initial application level.

If your case is one that receives an initial denial, you may appeal the decision. Depending on the state in which you live, you may be able to request a reconsideration. In certain states, a second individual who has no experience with your application will make a new decision.

Can I Apply for Social Security Benefits Without an Attorney?

For the millions of Americans suffering from disabilities, Social Security benefits are extremely necessary. From additional monthly income to health insurance benefits to potential benefits for family members, Social Security is an invaluable resource for those unable to work.

Unfortunately, the disability application process can be tricky, time-consuming, and hard to complete without mistakes. Because of this, it is often recommended that applicants speak with a Social Security disability attorney before applying.

February 2nd: Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

1 of every 100 adults in the United States is currently living with some form of rheumatoid arthritis. Of those, 75% are women above the age of forty. In fact, thousands more may currently be experiencing symptoms without even knowing they have the disorder.

It is a benefit to all people to stay educated about this disease, especially if it makes the difference in getting help for someone that needs it. On this RA Awareness Day, do your part to learn more and teach others about rheumatoid arthritis.

Changes to Medicare in 2017

All government insurance programs, including Medicare, undergo annual reviews. These reviews usually result in coverage amount, premium cost, and other adjustments to program features. Those currently enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B will see their costs rise, and anyone who newly applies in 2017 will see higher premiums and other financial changes as well.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Social Security Benefits

What to Do If Denied Benefits

Submitting a disability application doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be approved. In fact, more than half of all applications submitted annually are denied. A lack of sufficient medical evidence is one of the most common reasons. Other are denied because the disability onset date is too recent and the Social Security Administration (SSA) therefore can’t determine yet if the medical condition will prevent gainful employment for 12 months or longer, which is the minimum duration required for eligibility.

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