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Can I Get Social Security Disability for My Cervical Radiculopathy?

December 11th, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

The short answer is yes. With the proper proof you can get Social Security Disability benefits for your cervical radiculopathy.  How Does the Government Categorize Cervical Radiculopathy? Cervical radiculopathy impacts the upper spine, involving compression of nerve roots in the neck vertebrae.  Social Security Disability covers nerve root compression as a disorder of the spine, whether it’s the result of aging, a […]

How Does SSI Disability Work When You Live in a Nursing Home?

November 21st, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

When you live with a disability, your Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income payment becomes an important part of your monetary budget. If you encounter medical difficulties, you may have to enter a nursing home for a period of time. While Medicaid is able to help defray the cost of your stay, your […]

Non-Medical Requirements for Disability Benefits

November 15th, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

In addition to proving you have medical condition that qualifies for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration also determines whether you meet non-medical qualifications for SSDI or SSI. While disability medical requirements involve claimants submitting documentation providing irrefutable evidence of a chronic disease or disorder, approving someone for SSDI or SSI is based on how […]

Do You Need an Attorney to Appeal a Social Security Disability Denial?

November 1st, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

You do not need a disability attorney to apply for SSDI or SSI. However, unless you are over 50 and can prove through extensive documentation that you have a chronic and serious medical condition, chances are your initial disability claim will be denied. After receiving a denial from the Social Security Administration, you then must […]

What Is A Protective Filing Date And Why Is It Important?

September 10th, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

There are many confusing terms used in the social security disability filing process. As you try to navigate your way towards receiving your social security disability insurance benefits (SSDI), you’re bound to find that some of these terms are more significant to your case than others. One of the most important terms in the application […]

Why Your Herniated Disc Disability May Have Been Denied?

July 2nd, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

A herniated, or ruptured disc, is a spinal disc that bulges out from between vertebrae or has ruptured and is leaking fluids. Symptoms of a herniated disc include radiating pain due to nerve compression, muscle weakness and numbness/tingling in the arms and legs. Advanced ruptured disc symptoms such as extreme pain and weakness, bowel and/or […]

How Long Will a Social Security Disability Review Last?

April 12th, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

How Does the Review Work?   The Social Security Administration (SSA) will first send you a form in the mail to fill out about the state of your health. Most people (more than 70%) receive Form SSA-455, but a small percentage may receive Form SSA-454. Both forms ask questions about your condition, but Form SSA-454 […]

What Are the Social Security Disability Approval Rates for Different Medical Conditions?

April 5th, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

The Social Security Administration will evaluate each disability case on an individual basis before deciding their verdict. However, there are certain medical conditions that are more likely to be approved than others. See which ones top the list, and how you can improve your odds no matter what condition you have.   Disability Insurance Claim […]

What Are My Chances of Winning a Social Security Disability Appeal?

April 1st, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

Although the Social Security Administration is a federally operated program, each state has an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review and Disability Determination Services Bureau. The appeals branch of a state’s disability services is ODAR. If the SSA initially denies your claim due to lack of evidence proving your medical condition is disabling, the staff […]

If I Qualify for SSDI Disability Will I Be Able To Get Food Stamps?

March 25th, 2019 Scott S. London 0 comments

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI disability) pays monthly benefits to disable individuals who have worked enough during their lifetime to earn work credits by paying in a certain amount of Social Security taxes. SSDI and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture while SSDI disability is administered by […]