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What if Your Disability Benefits are Too Low?

 A Los Angeles Social Security Disability attorney can provide you with assistance qualifying to receive disability income from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if your medical issues prevent you from being able to have a job.  Social Security Disability benefits are an important lifeline if you can't earn income because medi...
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How Are Your Disability Benefits Determined?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration may be your only source of income if you become too disabled to work because of a physical or a medical condition.   A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if you are eligible for benefits and can assist in applying for them.  ​How Are Your Disa...
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When Do Disability Benefits Cases Go to Court?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability income because you can't work, it's important to understand how the process works. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you throughout the entirety of the benefits application process, from submitting your case through any necessary appeals.  Unfortunately, a substantial number ...
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Who Decides If You’ll Get Disability Benefits?

If you have become unable to work as a result of a disabling condition, it's important to understand how the process of applying for disability benefits works. In particular, you need to know who decides if you'll be eligible for disability benefits and what criteria matters in determining eligibility. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can...
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Does the Federal or State Government Pay Disability Benefits?

 If you are interested in applying for disability benefits, it is helpful to know how different disability benefits programs work. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with insight and advice on how you can obtain benefits to support you if you are too disabled to work.  For many people, applying for benefits through...
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What Does a Work Credit Mean for Social Security Disability?

​In order to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits when a disability prevents you from working, you need to have paid into the system. You pay into the system when you earn money and pay Social Security taxes on it. Work credits are used to determine if you have paid enough in to become eligible for benefits. A Los Angeles d...
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Can Young Workers Get Disability Benefits?

​Becoming unable to work because of a physical or a mental condition is a frightening experience. This is especially true if you are young when you become disabled and you have a lifetime ahead of you where you need to try to find financial support.  The good news is, there are safety net programs in place to provide income for the disabled, i...
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How Strict is the Social Security Administration When Applying for Benefits?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to make certain that the application you submit is comprehensive, detailed, and includes the information that is necessary to help you get benefits. Submitting a perfect application is important because the Social Security Administration is very strict about which benefits application...
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What are Common Reasons for a Disability Benefits Denial?

​When you need Social Security Disability benefits, it's incredibly disheartening if your claim is denied. Although there is a multi-stage process that allows you to appeal, this process can take a long time and you may be in need of the benefits quickly to support yourself. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to complete your ini...
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Where Does Funding for SSDI Come From?

If you are disabled and need to obtain benefits, you may be able to get monthly income from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Many people are not sure how this program works, how it is funded, or whether it is a type of entitlement or welfare benefit. The reality is, you pay to fund SSDI and if you are disabled, you deserve to be able to...
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How Does Social Security Disability Insurance Work?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of two programs that you could obtain disability benefits from if you become unable to work. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the other of the two programs. Both are administered by the Social Security Administration.  A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if ...
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What Does Supplemental Security Income Mean?

Supplemental  Security Income (SSI) is one of two very important programs that the Social Security Administration operates in order to provide benefits for people who are disabled.  If you are unable to work because of a serious physical or mental condition, you should talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer  about whether...
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What Does it Mean to Appeal a SSD Denial?

Many people who have their Social Security Disability claims denied are aware that there is an appeals process. However, there is sometimes confusion about exactly what it means to appeal. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide insight into what it means to appeal your benefits denial and can guide you through the process so you sho...
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How Do Social Security Disability Appeals Work?

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to you when you are disabled and unable to work is to have your claim for Social Security Disability benefits denied. The silver lining is, denials are very common and you do have the option to appeal so you can fight for the benefits that you need.  A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer ca...
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What is an Administrative Law Judge?

If you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, chances are good that your application is going to end up being denied. This means you are likely to find yourself involved in the appeals process -- and your case could end up before an administrative law judge.  A Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits attorney can provide you wi...
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How Can You Show How Severely You’re Disabled?

Proving that you are sufficiently disabled to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be extremely difficult. The Social Security Disability system is set up to ensure no fraudulent claims end up with recipients being paid so it is notoriously difficult to show you are deserving of benefits. Many applications for benefits also end...
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What if Your Disability Isn’t in the Blue Book?

If you have a disabling condition and you want to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to realize that you will not necessarily qualify with every single different type of disability. In fact, there are only certain circumstances in which your disabling condition is severe enough to entitle you to benefits from the Social ...
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Are There Different Disabilities Covered for Kids Than Adults?

Social Security disability benefits lawyers in Los Angeles can help both adults and children to obtain Social Security Disability benefits if they are eligible to do so.   It is important to understand the types of disabling conditions that can result in an adult or a child becoming eligible for disability benefits. There are differences ...
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Is the Blue Book the Same as the List of Impairments?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you may hear the terms List of Impairments.  You may also hear the term Blue Book. These terms are confusing ones, as much of the process of applying for Social Security Disability is confusing since there's a lot of technical and legal language to know.  A Los Angeles disability ben...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Social Security Blue Book

When you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it's confusing to determine whether you'll be  eligible to receive benefits or not. There are a few different factors that determine your eligibility, including whether or not your disabling condition is listed in something called the "Blue Book." Understanding the Social Security ...
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