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Why am I Not Eligible for SSDI?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Mon, 12/26/2022 - 09:11

There are a few reasons why you may not be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Typically, these reasons revolve around your ability to work and earn an income. If you are able to work, and your income is above the threshold of eligibility for SSDI, your claim for disability benefits will be denied. Furthermore, if the severity of your medical condition (a.k.a., your disability) does not get any worse, it is also unlikely that you will win an appeal after you have received a denial letter for disability benefits.

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What Should You Not Say When Applying For Disability Benefits?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 12/21/2022 - 15:11

The Social Security disability (SSD) program is available to help those who are mentally or physically unable to work on a regular basis. So one of the most important things you should avoid stating is that you would work if somebody was prepared to hire you.

If you were to say that it is quite likely you will be denied disability benefits. This is because SSDI is for those who are unable to work.

What are the Top Conditions that Automatically Qualify for Disability?

Submitted by Elizabeth on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 13:25

There are some disabilities that meet the qualification for faster approval from the Social Security Administration (SSA) through the Compassionate Allowance program. If you have one of these conditions, the SSA will mark it as a compassionate allowance and your application will be processed faster to help ensure that you get the benefits you deserve much faster.

Here are the top 10 conditions that automatically qualify you for disability benefits:

2023 COLA Updates

Submitted by Elizabeth on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 09:54

Every year, prices of just about everything go up. This means that, if you are receiving a benefit of some type from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you will receive an increase at the start of each New Year. The SSA has already calculated what beneficiaries will receive in 2023 and released this in their 2023 update.

On January 1st, 2023, the increase will be 8.7% of whatever the benefit was in 2022.

Qualifying for Disability with Mental Illness Using an MRFC

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 12/01/2022 - 20:52

If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness that is so severe you can’t work, you may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Disability benefits can help pay for living expenses when you can’t work. You can be approved for Social Security disability benefits with a mental illness if you have worked in the past but can’t work now and you expect that you won’t be able to work for at least a year.