SUBSTANCE ABUSE & SSD BENEFITS

Substance abuse could prevent you from winning disability benefits. This is because the SSA has regulations that prevent you from winning SSD benefits if your disability is due to abuse of alcohol or drugs. Abuse of alcohol is not just occasional use, social drinking, or a drink with dinner. It is an unhealthy addiction to […]

SSA CHANGES DISABILITY LISTINGS FOR BACK CONDITIONS

Once again, the SSA changes the listings, the SSA rules, for people with a back disability. This change should concern to all lawyers and claimants who are seeking disability benefits. When the SSA changes the medical criteria for a disability determination, it effect million of people who apply for benefits. Especially in this instance, because every […]

APPLYING FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Applying for SSD and SSI benefits can be stressful because you may not know what you need. Likewise, you may not know what questions the SSA will ask you when you apply. The most important thing you can do is begin your application. You can apply online at the […]

WHAT WILL THE JUDGE ASK AT MY ALJ HEARING?

HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR ALJ HEARING Be prepared for your ALJ hearing. You should hire an attorney to help you be a good witness. You need to think about the answers to some basic questions before you arrive. The hearing is being held to determine not only if you have […]

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR HEARING LOSS

Disability benefits are available for those with severe hearing loss. For instance,  the SSA disability insurance program offers two types of benefits:  Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSDI benefits are awarded if a person is disabled and unable to work. One must work first a certain number of […]