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How Can Social Media Affect My Disability Claim?

How Can Social Media Affect My Disability Claim?

How Can Social Media Affect My Disability Claim? It seems like everyone these days is on social media sharing details about their lives. The rise of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have allowed us to post personal information. Information that we may not realize could be

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What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved?

What Happens When Your Disability Claim is Approved?

Applying for disability benefits is an arduous process that may take years. So what happens when your disability claim is approved? You will be glad to know your persistence has paid off. However, not unlike the application process, the approval and award procedures may also take some

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Child Support and Disability Benefits

Child Support and Disability Benefits

What happens to my SSI and or SSDI payments if I pay child support? When you become disabled, for whatever reason, it can be difficult to meet financial obligations. But what about child support and disability benefits? If you have filed for disability benefits with the Social

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Types of Employment That Affect Your SSDI Benefits

Types of Employment That Affect Your SSDI Benefits

While going through the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, it is important to consider and assess your work history. There are types of employment that affect your SSDI benefits. These benefits are available for individuals who have paid into the system via a

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What should you do if your SSDI claim is denied?

What should you do if your SSDI claim is denied?

Your SSI or SSDI Claim is Denied, Now What? Filing for SSDI or SSI can be a daunting process that takes months, possibly years to complete. There could be nothing more frustrating than if your SSI or SSDI claim is denied. So, is a denial the end

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What is the difference between a favorable and partially favorable SSDI decision?

What is the difference between a favorable and partially favorable SSDI decision?

After you spend the time to file your Social Security disability claim, it becomes a waiting game to hear back from the SSA regarding the decision. At any level, be it the Initial Application, the Reconsideration or the Hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) the decision

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Can My Social Security Benefits Be Garnished?

Can My Social Security Benefits Be Garnished?

Once you go through the arduous process of applying and being granted Social Security benefits, if you owe debts, unfortunately, your benefits may be garnished by collectors. While banks and other financial creditors can’t touch your Social Security benefits, the government can. The Federal Government can attach

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Do I Need to Quit Work to Receive Disability Benefits?

Do I Need to Quit Work to Receive Disability Benefits?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The short answer is: it depends. The number one factor regarding whether or not you need to quit work to receive disability benefits is your salary. The current SGA (substantial gainful activity) standards set by the Social Security

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Disability Benefits for Cardiovascular Issues

Disability Benefits for Cardiovascular Issues

You may be surprised to know that you may qualify for Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration due to your cardiovascular medical issues. Underlying heart problems such as cardiomyopathy, arteriosclerosis, cardiac arrest, heart attacks or pericarditis may qualify you to receive disability benefits. Disability Support Services

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How Does Acquiescence Ruling (AR) 15-1(4) Apply to Disorders of the Spine?

How Does Acquiescence Ruling (AR) 15-1(4) Apply to Disorders of the Spine?

The Social Security Administration in September 2015, released Acquiescence Ruling (AR) 15-1(4). It is a ruling that will only apply to claims within the Fourth Circuit Court in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. In these states, a claim that qualifies

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