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Trial Work Period – What is it?

Trial Work Period – What is it?

Are you currently on disability but want to attempt to reenter the workforce? If so, you will need to learn about the trial work period. The term ‘trial work period’ refers to a grace period of nine months. This is provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for any individual who receives disability benefits and wants to go back to work. The individual has a nine-month time frame to conduct the trial work period, each period lasting 60 months.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Disability Benefits

Multiple Sclerosis and Disability Benefits

More than 400,000 individuals living in the United States suffer from the debilitating disease known as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects your central nervous system. It causes problems with nerve impulses and the brain being able to communicate with the body. This can cause great impact the ability to complete everyday tasks, including working. This, in turn, leads to the need for assistance such as with disability benefits.

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What is Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE)?

What is Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE)?

The EPE applies if you are receiving disability benefits and have gone back to work after the trial work period. Only to now find yourself not able to work yet again due to your disability. EPE consists of a time frame of 36-months in which you may see SSDI benefits stop and restart. It does not require a new determination of disability by the Social Security Administration to restart your benefits. EPE does not apply to recipients of the SSI program.

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Sleep Apnea and Disability Claims

Sleep Apnea and Disability Claims

Do you suffer from sleep apnea? has it affected your health in other ways? Has that affected your ability to perform your work safely and effectively? Contact Disability Support Services about your sleep apnea and disability claims. We can help you sort throught the process.

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Crohn’s Disease and Claiming Disability Benefits

Crohn’s Disease and Claiming Disability Benefits

It can be confusing to figure out the process of Crohn’s and claiming disability. Disability Support Services is here to help you from beginning to end. We don’t get paid until you do! Call us for a consultation today!

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Neurological and Respiratory Disability Evaluation

Neurological and Respiratory Disability Evaluation

Filing for SSDI is a confusing process. There is no need to go it alone. The dedicated and qualified team at DSS is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Applying for Disability for Diabetes

Applying for Disability for Diabetes

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes Type I or Type II? Do you suffer from debilitating side effects? You may qualify for SSDI. However, applying for disability for diabetes can be confusing. Contact DSS today for a consultation.

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Who benefits from SSI?

Who benefits from SSI?

Who benefits from SSI? And can you qualify for multiple forms of assistance in addition to it? Here are some FAQ’s regarding SSI. These are concerns we hear from a lot of our Clients at Disability Support Services. Contact us today for a consultation. We are here to help!

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SSI History in Review

SSI History in Review

America’s Great Depression sparked the implementation of the program that we refer to today as Social Security Insurance (SSI). The SSI History in review begins in 1935, when the U.S. passed the Social Security Act. Since that time, there have been many changes, as the country has sought a way to be socially responsible. If you have questions about your SSI, or SSDI eligibility, contact Disability Support Services today for a consultation.

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Making Ends Meet Waiting for SSDI

Making Ends Meet Waiting for SSDI

Waiting for the decision on your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application is a time- consuming process. Two years or more without a steady, substantial income has the potential for financial devastation. Making ends meet waiting for SSDI can be a challenging. Here are some tips how to manage money while waiting for SS benefits.

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