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Why Is the Alleged Onset Date so Important?

April 20th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

When an SSD decision is made, the Social Security Administration will use the “alleged onset date” as a factor weighing heavily in deciding retroactive payments. Also called the “disability onset date,” the alleged onset date describes the date that applicants claim their disability began interfering with their ability to work and earn a living. To […]

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Liver Disease, Alcoholism & Social Security Disability

April 16th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

The Social Security Administration’s Blue Book characterizes liver disease as anything causing liver inflammation, scarring (cirrhosis or fibrosis) or liver cell death (necrosis). For someone with alcoholic liver disease to be considered possibly eligible for Social Security disability, they must have suffered from liver disease for at least six months. SSA’s Blue Book further defines […]

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Tips for Winning SSI Benefits

March 14th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

It is no secret that applying for Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefits is an arduous task that can be fraught with many pitfalls along the way. At the end of the process, most claims are denied for one reason or another the first time they are submitted. If you need to apply for benefits, here […]

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Filing a Request for Social Security Disability Reconsideration

March 9th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

For many people, applying for Social Security Disability is kind of a long-shot. Considering the fact that about 70% of all applicants are denied disability the first time they apply, you can see that it is not easy. So, if you have applied for disability, and you were denied, you should take heart in the […]

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How is a cognitive disability considered severe?

March 1st, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

When it comes to an intellectual disability, the spectrum can be broad and range from high-functioning people who can live on their own, to those who have a severe cognitive disability. Considering the spectrum, there are qualifications as to what is considered severe, regarding cognitive disabilities. If your condition is so severe that you cannot […]

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What Impairments are Eligible for Social Security Benefits

February 26th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA), has a long list of impairments that can qualify for disability benefits. The best way to find out for sure what qualifies, is to read through the SSA’s impairment listing manual, which is often referred to as the “Blue Book.” The things that make it into the listings are varied […]

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Can I Collect Social Security Disability and My Pension?

February 15th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

Social Security Disability is a program that has helped many Americans make ends meet over the years when they have been unable to do so themselves due to injury, illness or disability. While it can be difficult to get approved for benefits, knowing those benefits are there and available if needed has been a game-changer […]

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Can Kids Get Their Parent’s SSI Disability Benefits?

February 12th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

Getting awarded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a great benefit to your household income. For those who are unable to work, these monthly benefits can be the difference between being able to make ends meet and not. But what about when your family includes kids and their needs as well? Those monthly benefits can […]

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The Top Reasons Disability Claims are Denied

February 9th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

Receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) can be incredibly helpful for those who can no longer work due to a severe illness or injury. However, most claims are denied on their first submission. You must go through a lengthy appeals process if you want to have that decision reversed, which can take […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get Your Money After Being Approved for Disability?

February 5th, 2018 Scott S. London 0 comments

If you’ve gone through the long and arduous process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI), then you understand the old saying, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” If that saying wasn’t originally written to talk about applying for disability, it should have, because it is certainly not an easy process. $nbsp; However, if you’ve made […]