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Veterans and Social Security Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 11/10/2022 - 14:13

November 11th is Veterans Day. In recognition of that important annual milestone, here is some information about how veterans can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Some veterans may wrongly think that they are only able to obtain VA disability benefits, but this is not correct.

Veterans who are severely disabled may qualify for social security disability benefits from the SSA whether their disability happened while on active service or not. SSDI or SSI payments made available through the SSA are independent of VA benefits but must be applied for separately.

Is It Easier To Get Disability Benefits After Age 55?

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 11/03/2022 - 21:06

The closer to retirement age you are, the easier it may be to get disability benefits. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers that older people may be less likely to fully recover from a serious medical condition and be able to return to work in a previous job. It may also be harder for them to learn new skills.

How Many Steps Are There In The Disability Benefits Process?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Wed, 10/26/2022 - 13:40

There are 5 steps in the Social Security disability benefits determination process for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications.

It is important to highlight that the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not automatically award disability benefits to an applicant until he or she has met several conditions.

Can You Apply for Disability After Being Denied?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 11:27

Did you know that approximately 65 percent of all initial disability applicants are denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA)?

There are several reasons as to why the SSA denies initial disability claims. Some of the most common reasons include the (1) claim having insufficient medical evidence, (2) applicant failing to accumulate 40 work credits throughout a career, and (3) claim revealing that the applicant has not participated in the American workforce for 12 consecutive months.