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When applying for Social Security disability benefits, it’s good to think about why your claim could be denied. Being aware of the reasons for a disability denial helps you avoid mistakes and brings you closer to a successful disabilityread more
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) works much like your regular car insurance, in the sense that it covers you only until a certain expiration date. Your Date Last Insured (DLI) is the last date you are ‘covered’ by SSDI…read more
Are you caring for your disabled adult child in your home? This is a great responsibility, but there are federal and state programs that help households like yours. Some of these are disability benefits that your child may receive directly, while others are benefits…read more
A continuing disability review (CDR) is a reassessment that the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts every few years to ensure that you are still deserving of disability benefits. The review includes a medical check as well as a redetermination of non-medical requirements such as income limits. If the SSA…read more
If you are a US veteran with some form of disability, you may be wondering if you can collect both veteran disability benefits and Social Security disability benefits simultaneously. The answer to this is yes. In fact, about 18 percent of adult beneficiaries…read more
It can be frustrating to wait for the decision on your disability benefits claim. The Social Security Administration (SSA) typically decides within four to six months, though it is not uncommon to take longer. You’ll want to check your Social Security Disability status every now and then. If you’ve been waiting for months, it’s reasonable to check every few days.read more
If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, getting a professional’s assistance can be an advantage. Two types of professionals you may contact are Social Security advocates and Social Security lawyers. Know the differences between the two so you can understand who can help you better with your claim.read more
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based program for low-income recipients, so it’s reasonable to ask what the monthly check could be spent on. If you are a direct recipient of SSI benefits, there is technically no limit to what you can use the money for, but it is important to watch how your spending affects your income.read more