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What Should I Do If I Need Social Security Disability?

If a disabling condition prevents you from earning a living and you need Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you should be prepared to go through a difficult process of applying for benefits. While the Social Security Administration provides monthly income to eligible disabled individuals who cannot work, a high denial rate for disabili...
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What are the Chances I’ll Need Social Security Disability Benefits?

​The Social Security Disability benefits program is an important social safety net. Unfortunately, it is a program on which many people will come to rely. This is because the average 20-year-old has a one in four chance of becoming disabled prior to the end of his career according to Disability Can Happen . If you become disabled and your condition...
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Applying for Social Security Disability: Medical Records Matter

When you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you need to convince the Social Security Administration that you truly need these benefits because your medical condition has made it impossible for you to do any job for which you are qualified.  The Social Security Administration has claims examiners who carefully review applicati...
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3 Key Facts About Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides important benefits for people who are too disabled to work. If you cannot hold a job due to a medical condition, it is important that you understand how the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits programs work. Your best course of action is to get personalized legal advice from an experienced att...
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What is the Definition of Disabled for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security administration provides benefits to people who are classified as disabled and whose disability prevents them from working. However, the definition of disabled for Social Security disability eligibility is a very narrow one.  Before applying for benefits, it is important to understand what it means to be disabled under ...
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Who is Eligible for SSI

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is one of two programs that the Social Security Administration operates to provide benefits to individuals who are disabled. Supplemental Security Income does not require you have to worked in order to obtain benefits, so it is often an option for low-income families with disabled children.  However, while...
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Who is Eligible for SSDI?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can provide you with monthly income when you have a disability that stops you from being able to work and earn income. Unfortunately, actually qualifying for SSDI benefits is tricky because the application denial rates are very high. To maximize your chances of getting disability benefits from the Social ...
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Understanding Two Different Options For Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are disabled and in need of Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to understand that there are two possible options for you to claim benefits. The right program for you will depend upon which type of benefits you are eligible for based on your work history, household income, and financial resources. A Los Angeles Social S...
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What is Social Security Disability?

​Social Security Disability refers to programs run by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to provide monthly income to people with long-term disabilities. There are actually two different programs that disabled individuals could potentially receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits from. The right program will depend upon the individua...
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Can I get Social Security Disability for a Short-Term Disability?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are an important source of income for people whose medical conditions prevent them from working at any job for which they are qualified.  However, while SSD benefits are a lifeline for many who cannot work, these benefits do not provide coverage for all people in all circumstances. Anyone who...
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