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Qualifying for Social Security Benefits With a Terminal Illness

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, your family’s financial situation should be the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, if you require hospice care you’re nearly guaranteed medical qualification for Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) approves millions of applicants for monthly benefits that can help pay for your hospice care, outstanding medical bills, your family’s housing or other expenses, and much more.

How Do I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Once you have determined that you are ready to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it is now time to decide how you would like to apply. While the Social Security Disability application process is lengthy, the Social Disability Administration (SSA) has tried to make it as simple as possible.

Disability applications can be completed online, over the phone, or by making an appointment with your local Social Security office.

Top Reasons Why Disability Claims Are Denied

The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives millions of disability applications each year. The criteria for total disability as defined by the SSA is stringent, and only approximately one-third of claimants are approved at the initial application level.

While the reasons for a denial vary from person to person, knowing in advance what pitfalls to avoid when applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be helpful. The following are the most common reasons why Social Security Disability claims are denied:

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