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Five Things That Happen At Your Social Security Hearing

If you were denied disability benefits and then also denied benefits at your reconsideration, your claim will progress on to a disability hearing. Social Security Administration (SSA) hearings are not like regular courtroom hearings. An administrative law judge (ALJ) presides over a disability hearing.

These hearings are not open to the public, so anyone accompanying you will be left in the waiting room. These hearings are usually held in small conference rooms or might sometimes be done by video conferencing.

Top 5 Reasons Why Disability Claims are Denied

Each year the Social Security Administration denies approximately 60 to 70 percent of the initial disability claims that it receives each year. The applicants who receive such a denial of benefits must pursue the disability benefits appeal process in order to obtain the Social Security Disability benefits that they need.

Unfortunately, the pursuit of such a denial may take two years or more to complete. If you want to avoid having your initial disability claim denied, it’s important to understand why so many claims are denied in the first place.

How Veterans Benefits Affect Disability Benefits

Social Security benefits can apply to many people, especially for individuals who have served their country, such as veterans. When you are seeking Social Security Disability, it is important to understand how veteran benefits can affect specific types of disability benefits, as well as your eligibility to receive these compensations.

Applying for SSDI Benefits After a Stroke

It is important to understand that those who have suffered from a stroke are not only faced with physical challenges. The financial stress can be just as overwhelming. The aftermath of a stroke can leave a family in emotional and financial turmoil.

Fortunately, the condition does not have to wreak financial havoc on a family in the long term. There may be resources available. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly benefits for those in need.

Can I Collect Social Security Disability While In The Military?

Many individuals who are disabled but still in the military wonder if they can collect Social Security Disability benefits while in the military. The truth is that there is no law that prevents someone who is on active duty from applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

Whether or not you will actually receive the benefits you are applying for is another story.

Tips to Keep your Eyesight from Deteriorating

When it comes to body care, people mostly care about just their skin and teeth, while eyes are the most neglected part. Taking care of eyes is equally as important as looking after the skin. Eyes form the most significant part of the human body and they are also the most stressed organs.

Whenever we are working at home or office, reading, operating a computer, or watching television, we put a lot of strain on the eyes and hence wear them out. Having healthy eyes is just as easy as it is to deteriorate your vision.

Prior SSA Disability Claims and Your Current Application

Choosing a Social Security Disability Lawyer or Advocate

Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be a long process. Currently there are over a million people in queue, waiting for an approval of their award. What most don’t know is that this process can average between two to four years.

While some cases are clear-cut, countless others move through the process at a snail’s pace because of incomplete details or unclear answers. Sadly, a large percentage of applications are denied disability for these very same reasons.

How to Appeal a Decision if You are Denied Disability Benefits

Anyone who has applied for Social Security disability benefits knows that assembling the medical documents required by the Social Security Administration (SSA), with or without the help of a Social Security disability attorney, is a time consuming process.

Then there is the lengthy wait for the initial decision, which can take up to a year in some cases. It can be frustrating to have poured so much time and energy into your application for disability benefits only to have your disability application denied.

Can You Receive Workers' Comp and Social Security Disability?

Some of the hard-working people who are suffering from disabilities become disabled on the job due to an accident or other unfortunate event. This may qualify them for workers' compensation benefits.

The question is, if the disability that occurred due to the work-related injury is expected to last a year or more, can these individuals also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

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