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How Education Affects Disability Claims

How Education Affects Disability Claims

Before you understand how education plays a role in disability claims, it’s important to know how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability. The SSA defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically physical or mental impairment. Any medical condition has to be terminal or last for a continuous period of more than one year. In basic terms, you have to be unable to work due to your medical condition. If you are in fact unable to work due to your disability, it is only then that factors like education and age may be taken into consideration.

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Do You File Taxes When Receiving Disability Payments?

Do You File Taxes When Receiving Disability Payments?

When you work as an individual for a company, your employer deducts taxes from your paycheck. In fact, those taxes are what make disability benefits possible. This process fairly straightforward. However, for Social Security Disability (SSDI) recipients, it isn’t that simple. Disability payments aren’t always taxable. So, when do you file taxes when receiving disability payments?

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People Who Can Help With Your Disability Claim

People Who Can Help With Your Disability Claim

Are you unable to work due to a disability? If so, you might be in the process of filing a disability claim. Or, maybe you’ve yet to start. Either way, applying for Social Security disability can be confusing. Luckily, if you need help applying for disability benefits, there are people who can lend a hand. Below, you will find some professionals who can assist you along the way.

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

If you see more people wearing blue this month, it might be because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To help promote awareness, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance is launching its “Don’t Assume” campaign. At DSS, we want to highlight what you need to know and how a diagnosis could affect your ability to work. People diagnosed with colorectal cancer may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they cannot work due to the disease. Here is what you need to know.

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Why Are Disability Claims Denied?

Why Are Disability Claims Denied?

Applying for SSDI or SSI benefits can be a complex process. Claim denials only add to the confusion. Understanding the main reasons why claims are denied may help your case get approved on the first go. On the other hand, if you’ve already been denied, figuring out what went wrong can help during reconsideration. That’s why we are here to explain the common reasons why disability claims are denied.

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The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) Explained

The Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) Explained

Are you trying to find out if you qualify for either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? You won’t know for certain until you actually submit your application. However, there is a quick and easy way to get a better idea of your eligibility status. It’s called the Benefits Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST).

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What Are Non-Medical SSDI Requirements?

What Are Non-Medical SSDI Requirements?

It’s true that not everyone with a disability qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must meet both the medical and non-medical criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Read on to learn about the non-medical SSDI requirements, and how to know if you meet them.

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Facts about Social Security Disability

Facts about Social Security Disability

61 million Americans currently collect monthly benefits from Social Security. This program helps provide financial security for retirees and people with disabilities. It also supplies benefits for families of retired, disabled and deceased workers. If you’ve been injured or have a debilitating medical condition and can no longer work, Social Security disability benefits can help you make ends meet. If you think you or a loved one may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, there are some things you should know. Read on for a few key facts about the program.

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Applying for Disability with Prostate Cancer

Applying for Disability with Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a physical, mental, and emotional hardship. But for many people, it’s also a financial hardship. Cancer treatment is expensive, and it takes a heavy toll on a person’s body. It’s hard to maintain a steady job. And, even after the cancer is gone, some patients are faced with long-term side effects that make it difficult or impossible to work. To help ease the burden, prostate cancer patients can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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