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WHAT IS AN UNSUCCESSFUL WORK ATTEMPT?

An unsuccessful work attempt is when you try to work while you are waiting for benefits, but you aren’t able to work due to your disability. Many people call us, while they are waiting for the SSA to make a decision, and ask if they can make a “work attempt.” Next, they ask if… Read More »

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FIBROMYALGIA AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability benefits. You can obtain Social Security disability benefits from the SSA if you have Fibromyalgia and are unable to work. However, you must show that you have a medically determinable impairment. Likewise, you must prove… Read More »

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN YOUR DISABILITY CASE

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE DISABILITY CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. You can apply for disability benefits online at the Social Security’s website. When you first apply for benefits, you should include… Read More »

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SSA ADDS FOUR NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

SSA Adds Four New Compassionate Allowances Conditions On August 19, 2019, the SSA added four new conditions to the list of compassionate allowances. The SSA has a list of conditions they consider disabling. This list is the Listed Impairments. Additionally, the SSA has a list of disabling impairments they consider to be automatically disabling…. Read More »

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WHAT IS A TRIAL WORK PERIOD?

YOU WON SSD BENEFITS AND WANT TO TRY GOING BACK TO WORK. CAN YOU? Do you know what a “trial work period” is? Let’s talk about the typical scenario for a trial work period. You won disability benefits and one year has gone by. Perhaps you had surgery and are feeling better. Maybe you… Read More »

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Your Hearing Is Scheduled: What Now? By Eric Paulsen

In most cases, applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will go to a hearing, with a lawyer, before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This is a vital step for many reasons, including that YOU can testify as to how your disabilities affect you on a daily basis. This… Read More »

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HOW TO APPEAL A DENIAL OF DISABILITY FROM THE SSA

Are you wondering how to appeal a denial from the SSA? Is this what happened? You applied for benefits and you received your first denial of your disability application in the mail. Now, you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. You… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS: SSI OR SSD?

SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR SSD OR SSI DISABILITY BENEFITS? Social Security Disability benefits are monthly payments that support individuals who cannot work a full-time job and have a disability. There are two different SSA programs that pay disability benefits. Those programs are  Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). ​Although both programs… Read More »

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Biggest Mistake People Make At Their Disability Hearing

DON’T MAKE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE AT YOUR HEARING What is the biggest mistake people make when they have a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY DON’T SHOW UP! You may be shocked to find out that many people, despite ample notice, don’t make it to their hearing. This… Read More »

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TIPS TO WIN DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR FIBROMYALGIA

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia and can’t work, you should apply for disability benefits. Fibromyalgia was officially recognized by the SSA as a qualifying condition for Social Security Disability Benefits in July 2012. That was over 7 years ago. However, many people still don’t know what to do in order to document this impairment… Read More »

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