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Does Anyone Ever Get Approved For Disability On the First Try?

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If you’re applying for Social Security disability benefits, it’s important to manage your expectations. The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews every application carefully, with upwards of 70% of applicants receiving denials when they initially file for benefits.

Spinal Disabilities List

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If you have a spinal disability, your condition may prevent you from working. Lack of ability to earn an income could make it difficult for you to address your daily needs.

In these circumstances, you might be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA offers benefits to those whose disabilities meet certain criteria.

Can I Help Someone Apply For Disability Benefits?

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Yes, you can help someone apply for disability benefits. However, you should be honest about the medical condition of the person you are helping; otherwise that person’s application may be rejected. If you exaggerate, the SSA is likely to find out as the applicant has to go through a strict assessment procedure before being approved for disability benefits.

Making History! 'Peter Pan' Star is Proud to be 1st Actor with Down Syndrome in Major Disney Film

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Actor, Noah Matthews Matofsky, made history as the first actor with Down syndrome to be cast in a major role in a blockbuster film. Noah plays Slightly, the leader of the Lost Boys, in the Disney film Peter Pan & Wendy. The film—released on April 28, 2023—is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan animated story and features several major Hollywood stars like Jude Law, who plays Captain Hook.

What Type of Benefit is Social Security Disability Insurance?

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Social Security Disability Insurance is a federal program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). It can help provide eligibility for a monthly benefit paid to workers who are no longer able to work due to a disabling condition.

Eligibility is based on the number of work credits the claimant has accumulated while working. If there are no work credits the applicant may qualify for disability benefits under Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is calculated based on the value of the applicant’s income and assets.