How Does Social Security Determine If I Am Disabled?

May 3, 2021

How Does Social Security Determine If I Am Disabled?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a 5-step, sequential process to determine if you qualify for disability benefits.  Here’s a quick overview of that process: Step 1: Are you currently working? First of all, the SSA will first want to know if you are still working.  If you are currently working, and making $1,310 or…

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April 30, 2021

Do I Need A Social Security Disability Attorney?

Disability (SSD) benefits can be overwhelming for a claimant.  If you hire us, we will: Make sure the Social Security Administration (SSA) gets all the information from you they need to initiate the application process. Verify your information is submitted correctly so the SSA can properly determine your claim for benefits. Help you understand any…

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April 30, 2021

5 Tips for Your SSD Medical Exam

If you have applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, and now the Social Security Administration (SSA) has scheduled you to see “their doctor,” don’t panic.  This is known as a “consultative examination” (CE).  The SSA will schedule a doctor of their choosing to examine you if they feel like they need more information to…

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October 23, 2013

If I Receive SSDI Benefits, Are My Children Also Eligible For Benefits?

You have been approved to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, but does SSDI also take into account that you may have dependent children at home that you need to support? Fortunately, the answer is yes, although the Social Security Administration (SSA) places limitations on who is considered a dependent child and how long…

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October 21, 2013

I Am A Veteran. Can I Still Receive SSDI Benefits?

Many veterans believe that if they have qualified for disability benefits through the Veteran’s Administration (VA) and are covered by its medical and pension program that they are not eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. However, that is not true. Veterans are also eligible to receive the same Social Security benefits as…

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October 16, 2013

Filing For SSDI Benefits In Florida. What To Expect

You are a Florida resident and have determined that you cannot work due to a physical or mental disability. What do you do now? The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can seem daunting and the process can be long and arduous. You can go it alone or you can contact the Social…

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