SSA 5-Step Evaluation [INFOGRAPHIC]

SSA 5-Step Evaluation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our goal at DSS is to make the disability benefits claim process easier on you. Many times people are unsure if they qualify or if they should submit a claim. Check out our easy to read SSA 5-Step Evaluation infographic to help you learn more about the evaluation process.

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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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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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Will My SSDI or SSI Benefits Transfer Between States?

Will My SSDI or SSI Benefits Transfer Between States?

If you currently collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you might wonder if your disability benefits transfer when you move out of state. Below, we go over everything you need to know regarding SSDI or SSI benefits and what may happen as you move from one state to another.

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What Medical Conditions Apply to Disability Benefits?

What Medical Conditions Apply to Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits for medical conditions that may affect an individual’s ability to work. The requirements for such benefits are dependent on the medical diagnosis, as well as the severity of the condition. It is essential to understand which medical conditions apply to disability benefits, so you can determine if you qualify for assistance. Below are some of the disabling conditions that are recognized by the SSA.

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What Are Auxiliary Benefits?

What Are Auxiliary Benefits?

There is a lot of information to take in when you are applying for your social security benefits. If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then you and your family members may qualify for auxiliary benefits. There are some cases that allow the disabled applicants family to receive benefits as well. These are considered auxiliary benefits because the family member is only receiving the benefits because the disabled family member was awarded their benefits.

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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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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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